I love tart, sour things. I’ll devour a bag of Sour Patch Kids even if my tongue is tingling because of all the sourness. I find it addictive. I was always the kid that could munch on Warheads without making a face at all. And as an adult, my taste buds haven’t matured all that much.
I still love sour things, especially tartness in citrusy things. So today I bring you:
(Adapted from Eat, Live, Run)
(For the crust)
1 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, cold
(For lime filling)
2/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 6 limes)
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp lime zest
green food coloring (enough to produce desired green color)
powdered sugar for serving
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Start making your crust by, combining the confectioners sugar, flour and sea salt in a large bowl. Cut in the cold butter and work with your fingers until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Press into a greased nine inch pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
This is how my crust dough looked before I pressed it into the pan.
Then start making the filling by whisking together the granulated sugar and flour in a bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Add the zest, lime juice and enough green food coloring to produce desired green color and mix until everything is smooth and combined.
It’s like the elephant graveyard for limes.
Pour filling into the crust and return to oven to bake for another twenty minutes. When done, the filling will no longer jiggle. Let cool completely in the pan before slicing and dusting with powdered sugar.
We all know that I am a huge fan of tart desserts. How do you feel about them? Do you prefer sweet to sour?