key lime tart recipe

Key Lime Tarts

Servings 24
Author Kristl Story,


  • 24 Mini Nilla Wafers
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Key Lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Key Lime zest
  • Cool Whip and additional Key Lime zest for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place 24 mini foil cupcake liners in mini-muffin tins.
  3. Place 1 cookie in the bottom of each cup, flat side down.
  4. Beat together cream cheese, egg, sugar, Key Lime juice and Key Lime zest until smooth.
  5. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full.
  6. Bake 10 minutes (do not over bake or they will crack!)
  7. Cool completely and then remove from tins.
  8. Store in refrigerator.
  9. Garnish each tart with a dollop of Cool Whip and Key Lime Zest just before serving.

Recipe Notes

recipe adapted from Paula Dean