Most of you may know me to be someone who’s quite biased towards desserts that are rich and chocolaty, but one dessert that I love is the key lime tart at Duchess. So when I got their cookbook and saw the recipe in there, I had to make it! I know I had mentioned it before, but I have to say it again – I really love how accessible their recipes are. If you don’t own it, I definitely recommend it!
To make the crust, I used my Kitchen aid food processor to grind up the graham crackers to make the crust – I was able to get a really nice fine texture that was easy to press into the pan.
Duchess had cautioned that baking the tart in such a large pan might result in some uneven baking with the edges being overcooked before the center. I do notice that the edges are a bit wrinkly however I was still pretty happy with the result. If you see that little crater in the middle, it was because I made the mistake of covering the tart with saran wrap, which took off a little portion in the middle of the tart. Otherwise, the tart baked to a really smooth finish.
I can’t say that I mastered the finesse that Duchess has, but this tasted REALLY close to the real deal, so I was really happy about that, and I’m looking forward to trying out the other recipes in there. Enjoy!!