It has been fun sharing many of my own recipes. This blog is a great way to post recipes and share in the food experience. Because it is an "experience" after all.
It is a passion of mine to feed people. I have been doing it for years by way of volunteering at school functions, boy scout events, swim team auctions, book clubs and parties. Food brings people together. People come when you offer them a free and delicious treat.
That is why collecting these recipes over the years is so advantageous. I have so many to choose from and will never get bored serving the same thing over and over again.
There are a few tried and true recipes that I can always count on to please a crowd.
My White Chocolate Key Lime Tart is one of them. It is a perfect summer evening treat because it is light and refreshing on those hot days. The gingersnap crust plays well on the tongue with the tart and sweet lime flavor. It melts in your mouth!
Now back to sorting through all these recipes!
WHITE CHOCOLATE KEY LIME BARS
2 Cups gingersnaps
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
7 Tablespoons of butter, melted.
Set oven to 350 degrees.
Using a food processor, mix sugar and gingersnaps until they are all crushed. Add melted butter and mix just until moistened.
Press into a 9X13 baking pan that is lined with foil or parchment paper. Bake 8-10 min, remove pan and turn oven to 325 degrees.
1 large egg
4 egg yolks
2 (15oz) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 cup bottled key lime juice. (I grate @ 5 limes and juice) (Not key limes)
2 Tablespoons lime zest
Wisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Pour filling over prepared and baked crust. Bake until filling is almost set, @ 20-22 minutes
Cool bars at room temp and then chill in fridge or freezer.
White chocolate topping
Put 1/4 Cup heavy cream and 1 teaspoon of milk in a saucepan and bring almost to a boil. Have 8 Oz good high quality white chocolate chopped into small pieces and add to cream. Whisk until chocolate is melted and pour evenly onto chilled bars.
When ready to serve, cut bars into smaller sized pieces and at the last minute top with whipped cream and a mint leaf.