It's hot. You don't feel like cooking, but you'd love a light, creamy, tasty dessert to serve on a humid July day or night. The heroine of Pies and Prejudice, Ella Mae Le Faye, knows all about languid summer days and the need for food that helps you cool off and relax. Her creamy, key lime tartlet will do just that. They're super easy to make and will delight anyone at the table.
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Charmed Key Lime Cheesecake Tartlets
½ cup butter, melted
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, Softened
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
2 Teaspoons Key Lime zest
1/3 cup fresh Key Lime juice
3 large eggs
Garnishes: Whipped Cream , Grated Lime, Fresh Raspberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 6 individual tart pans with removable bottoms with cooking spray. Combine crumbs and butter in small bowl and then, using your fingers, press into the bottom and sides tart pans. Place the pans onto two baking sheets. Beat together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each. When the mixture is smooth, add the lime juice and zest and beat until well blended. Pour the mixture into the graham cracker shells and bake for 20 minutes or until mostly set in the center. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Garnish the tarts with lime zest and fresh raspberries and serve. (Whipped cream optional)