Key Lime Pie Tartlets

I made these for a get together with some friends and they were a huge hit. I had AJ try the filling as I was making it because he is more of an authority on key lime pies than I, and he said “Mmmm, that’s really good, but I thought you were going to make something healthy to take?”. By my smile/smirk he construed he should then ask, “What’s in this?”.  At the party, one friend ran over to her husband after trying a bite and said “Oh my gosh taste this, you won’t believe whats in it!” Another was thrilled he could eat his favorite dessert for under 150 calories.
Try making this once, don’t be put-off by unfamiliar ingredients. You’ll thank me, because you can have your pie and eat it too.

Crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 10 sheets Graham Crackers (New Morning Organic)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut flakes

Place graham crackers in a zip-top bag, use a rolling pin to crush into fine crumbs. Melt butter and mix with coconut and crumbs until it resembles course sand.

Spoon mixture into muffin tins, use fingers to press firmly up sides and into bottom of cups.

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, or until browned and crispy.

Filling
  • 2 Boxes Lite Silken Tofu (Mori-Nu)
  • 1 Package Vanilla Pudding Mix (Mori-Nu Mates)
  • 1/2 cup Key Lime Juice (Nellie & Joe’s)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (Organic Cane Sugar)

Drain any excess water from silken tofu, place in the food processor with lime juice, blend until creamy and smooth.   

Add in pudding mix and sugar, blend again until completely smooth. Taste, add more sugar if you think necessary.

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After crusts have cooled, spoon mixture into muffin tin, place in fridge 2-3 hours to firm up. (this made enough to fill 14-15 tins, so I just put the leftover in parfait glasses for later.)
Use a small spatula or plastic knife to gently lift tartlets out of tins. Place on serving dish, and sprinkle with any remaining crust that was stuck to pans. You could also toast some of the coconut flakes (place on cookie sheet in 325 degree oven for 5 minutes) and sprinkle those on top.

I made these the day before an event and the crust fell apart, making them hard to eat. Therefore, I would suggest serving the day they are made.

Each tartlet has approximately 144 calories, 6 grams of fat, 7 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein.
(Compared to a similar size slice of regular key lime pie: 350-400 calories, 14-20 grams of fat, 30-40 grams of sugar)

Boo-ya!

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