I made these recently for a dinner with a group of friends after my mom passed on this lime custard recipe. And they were amazing!! I opted to make lots of mini tarts, rather than a big one, as I’m just a fan of mini-anything! I knew they were a hit after everyone went to the dessert table and ate all the tarts and none of the other desserts 🙂
Stovetop Lime-Custard Pie Crust:
1 sleeve Marias cookies/graham crackers
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Pulse the cookies in a food processor until you have fine crumbs. Combine in a bowl with the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and clove, then add the melted butter and toss until evenly moist. Press evenly in the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 175 C (350 F) for 8-10 minutes, until darkened and firm. Cool completely.
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup lime juice (about 13 limes, depending on size)
1 box media crema (I bought it at Wal-Mart)
1/4 tsp. salt
In a heavy-bottomed 3 qt. pot, whisk together all ingredients. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour into pie shell and chill well, at least 3 hours.