I love the taste of lime in summer time. (Hey that rhymes.) So when I find a refreshing lime tart recipe then I know I'm going to have one tasty dessert for my next cookout. However this recipe uses tequila!!! So now I can make a lime flavored dessert and a margarita, at the same time. Now you know it's going to be a great get-together and have your guests asking for seconds.
I found this recipe in Gooseberry Patch's 101 Blue-Ribbon Desserts cookbook. The recipe tells you how to make your own crust, but I just used a store bought pie shell. And if tequila isn't your thing, no worries, you can easily substitute a lemon-lime soda and your dessert will taste just as good.
1 9 inch graham cracker crust pie shell
1/2 cup butter, melted
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup tequila or lemon-lime soda
1 T. Sugar
4 egg yolks
2 egg whites
1. In a large bowl, whisk together condensed milk, lime juice, tequila (or soda) and egg yolks.
2. In a separate large bowl, beat egg whites and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
3. Add 1/4 of the egg white mixture to milk mixture; gently fold in remaining mixture and spoon into crust.
4. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until center is set and edges of filling are puffed and light golden.
5. Cool completely; chill for 2 hours.