Monday, August 2, 2010

Menu Monday: Key Lime Tartlets

Marla has started a most yummy weekly thing.  It's called Menu Monday, and I'm finally organized enough this week to contribute!

Menu Monday

So, my Menu Monday are these fabulously delicious Key Lime Tartlets.  They are so delicious, and came about because I was feeling creative (read tipsy) while making sugar cookies last Friday.

Sugar Cookie Dough (I used Pillsbury dough this time, because I'm lazy!)
Key Lime Pie Filling (I used the store brand)
Cool Whip, or Homemade Whip Cream (Yeah, I was lazy with the other ingredients so that I had the energy to make the home made whip cream.  OMG, its the best!)
Mini Muffin/Cupcake Pan

So, step one:  Roll out the cookie dough and cut out circles, like so

Then place the cookies inside the cupcake tin, like so

When you fill up the pan, bake them for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  When they come out of the oven, they are going to be puffy.  Take a wooden spoon and tap down the centers to create a spot for your filling.

Now let the cookies cool down in the pan.  This will help them keep the shape.

While you're letting them cool, you can make the homemade whip cream.  I promise it's super easy, and tastes so much better than cool whip!

To make the homemade whipped cream you need whipping cream (the smallest container), sugar, and either a hand mixer or a really strong arm.  Poor the whipping cream into a bowl, add two to three tablespoons of sugar, and mix until it resembles, well, cool whip.  Yes, this may seem like a step you don't need to take, but its so much yummier!

Ok, so now you have your cool whip and your pie filling and your tart shells.  You just need to put them all together.  For this step I use my fancy Pampered Chef tool, but a spoon works just as well.  First take the tart shells and put them in a cake pan (trust me on this, they are harder to get into the cake pan after they are filled)  Then add the key lime filling.  (I forgot to take a picture of that step, so use your imagination)

Then, put on the whipped cream topping! 

Huh, looks like I forgot to take a picture of the finished product as well.  And since all the Key Lime Tartlets went to work with the hubby, and are now gone, I'll give you a picture of him smiling because I made him goodies!

Ok, not the biggest smile.  And more of a "get that thing out of my face" look.  But, isn't he adorable?


  1. Lol! Your hubby's pic cracked me up! Too funny! Thanks for joining me in Menu Monday! :) My husband looooves Key Lime pie. And I could so make this recipe, although I'm wishing I had your handy-dandy Pampered Chef tool. And I just showed this recipe to him, and his exact words were, "Let's do it!" Lol! Looks like we'll be making this soon.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I would never have thought to use sugar cookie dough in that way....definitely gives me some ideas!

  3. Those sound awesome, and pretty easy!

  4. They look and sound yummy!

  5. Making this recipe right now! Lol! I told you I would!