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Creamy Lemon Lime Tarts

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Ingredients
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg yolks 1
  Margarine/Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Lime peel 1 Teaspoon, grated
For crusts
  Graham cracker pie shells 4 Ounce (1 package, individual)
For meringue
  Egg whites 2 (room temperature)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) In a saucepan, mix together ¾ cup of sugar, cornstarch and salt.
3) Gently stream in water and milk in the sugar mixture until well blended.
4) Heat the sugar mixture to a boil, and continue to boil for 1 minute stirring continuously.
5) Remove from the heat.
6) In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk and stir 1/4 cup of hot sugar mixture into the yolks.
7) Slowly mix in the yolk mixture into the sugar mixture.

MAKING
8) Heat the sugar mixture to boil and continue to boil for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
9) Remove from the heat and add margarine, lemon juice, lime juice and lime peel.
10) Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
11) Spoon the mixture into the pie shells.
12) In a deep bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar using electric beater until soft peak consistency for about 1 minute.
13) Mix in 2 tablespoons of sugar, slowly while beating at full speed, until stiff peak consistency.
14) Spoon or pipe the egg white mixture over the yolk mixture, to the pie edges to prevent shrinkage.

FINALIZING
15) Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the egg white mixture is light browned.
16) Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
17) Refrigerate for 2 hours or until filling is set.

SERVING
18) Cut into wedges and dust with icing sugar if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Ingredient: 
Lemon
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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