Yield
3 dozen tarts

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat egg yolks in top of a double boiler. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, lime juice, and salt, mixing well. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Dissolve gelatin in cold water; add to yolk mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in lime rind and food coloring. Cool.

Step 3

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into lime mixture. Spoon 3 tablespoons filling into each tart shell. Chill. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if desired.

Step 4

Lemon Variation:

Step 5

Substitute 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind for lime juice and rind. Substitute 1 to 2 drops yellow food coloring for green food coloring. Garnish with frosted grapes, if desired.

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