Strawberry picking season is almost here for us in the midwest! I’m anxious to get back in the strawberry fields to pick some fresh berries this year. I’ve made some room in my freezer so I can quick freeze some berries to help last in the coming months but I know a little someone who would rather eat them as is. Luckily, I was able to make this Strawberry Key Lime Tart before my strawberry eating machine had a chance to eat up all the fresh berries and it was perfect to welcome the strawberry season coming up. Strawberries and key lime come together in this tart in which a key lime filling is set in a graham cracker crust, followed by a layer of strawberries and served with a key lime whipped cream… summer’s calling and it’s on the plate!
This recipe is a combination of recipes from Cook’s Illustrated. I mashed up their Key Lime Pie recipe and Strawberry Pie recipe to create this summer ready dessert! Strawberries and lime are a wonderful combo that just screams summer and it’s a great way to welcome the season.The directions may seem a bit much with the four different tasks but don’t let it stop you. You can also make this in stages or in advance!
4 teaspoons grated lime zest
1/2 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup strawberry jam
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice