Smoked Key Lime Tart Recipe

key lime pie smoker recipe
Yield: 6 Servings

Smoked Key Lime Tart Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Sterling Davis / @slothstrodamus / YS640

I’ve been on a kick lately… making dishes that are outside of your normal “smoked dishes.” Such as a smoked dessert. There are two pieces to this recipe that can be prepared using a smoker, the baking of the crust and the final baking/setting of the tart itself. You can make this dish in a traditional pie pan, or using muffin tins like I did to create a personal-sized tart.


For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons of unsalted melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2-14oz cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 4oz of freshly squeezed key lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of key lime zest
  • 16oz of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


    For the crust

    1. Smash the graham crackers until all large pieces are absorbed into the powder. I used a meat mallet and a plastic bag.
    2. Next, add the melted butter, white sugar, and pinch (1/2 teaspoon) of salt into a food processor and mix until the consistency is smooth.
    3. Add mixture to muffin tins. I used a ramekin slightly smaller than the muffin tin to pack the crust tight. Also, if you have silicon muffin tins, I highly recommend using those to minimize the crust and filling sticking.
    4. Set the smoker to 325 degrees
    5. When the smoker is to temperature, bake the crust for 10-11 minutes until it is set.
    6. Remove and set aside to cool

    For the filling

    1. Set the smoker to 350 degrees
    2. Using a stand mixer (kitchen aid/bosch) whisk the egg yolks until the consistency is light and visibly fluffy.
    3. Add sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, lime juice, lime zest, white sugar, and vanilla until well-mixed.
    4. When the mixture is smooth, pour into the individual muffin tins (~12-15).
    5. Place muffin tins in the pre-heated smoker (350 degrees) and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the mixture is set.
    6. After baking, remove the mixture from the smoker and place it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
    7. Voila! Enjoy!

    Nutrition Information

    Serving Size

    1 Tart

    Amount Per Serving Calories 766Total Fat 49gSodium 336mgCarbohydrates 75gProtein 11g

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