Limes are quickly becoming one of my favourite ingredients. The bright and fresh tang from these little green beauties work wonderfully in both sweet and savoury dishes. Limes are a standard ingredient in some international cuisine, particularly Thai and Mexican.
Other Recipes with Lime!
A key lime is smaller than the typical Persian lime. It is also known for having a more tart and bitter flavour. These limes have the word ‘key’ in it’s name because of the popularity of them in the United States and the growth and production of them in the Florida Keys. Even though they are known for their prominence in the Florida Keys they are actually originally from Southern Asia and were introduced to the United States by Spanish Explorers.
The most common dish utilizing key limes in North America is definitely the key lime pie. This pie has a simple filling made with key lime juice, egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk. The filling is topped with either a meringue topping or whipped cream.
These little tassies turn the key lime pie into a bite size treat. They are simple to make, taste delicious and are the perfect dessert. They are great for parties, when there are a number of cookies or squares for people to snack on.
This recipe is slightly adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.