Chocolate Crusted Key Lime Tart


1/2 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1 egg
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
8 ounces raw rice for baking pie shell

14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
4 each egg yolks
1/2 cup key lime juice
whipped cream, for garnish

Chocolate Crusted Key Lime Tart



  1. Mix sugar and butter until creamy. (Refrain from eating too much of butter and sugar mixture.)
  2. Add egg and mix.
  3. Sift cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour.
  4. Add to mix.
  5. When all is combined, place between parchment paper.
  6. Flatten slightly and chill 1 hour.
  7. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness and place in pie pan or tart pan.
  9. Cut circle of parchment large enough to cover bottom and sides of dough.
  10. Place paper on dough.
  11. Place rice on paper.
  12. Bake 10 minutes.
  13. Remove parchment and rice, Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  14. Let cool.


  1. For filling, combine milk and yolks on low speed. Slowly add key lime juice while mixing on low until blended.
  2. Pour into crust.
  3. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  4. Chill until cold, preferably overnight.
  5. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream, limes, chocolate