Key Lime Phyllo Tarts

Key limes grow mainly in Florida and are yellowish green in color rather than deep green like Persian limes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
24 servings


  • 1 (14 ounce) can (1-1/4 cups) fat-free sweetened condensed milk

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • ½ cup Key lime juice or Persian lime juice (see Tip)

  • 1 drop 1 drop green and 1 drop yellow food coloring

  • 24 baked miniature phyllo dough shells

  • 1 cup Frozen fat-free whipped dessert topping

  • 1 Thin lime wedges, quartered


  1. To prepare the filling: In a small bowl, gradually whisk together sweetened condensed milk, finely shredded lime peel, lime juice, and, if desired, food coloring. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until mixture mounds slightly.

  2. Spoon thickened filling into phyllo dough shells (about 1 tablespoon per shell). If desired, top tarts with dessert topping and quartered lime wedges.


Tip: To get 1/2 cup lime juice, squeeze 10 to 12 Key limes or 4 to 6 Persian limes. Or use bottled Key lime juice.

To make ahead: Prepare as directed, except do not top with dessert topping or lime wedges. Cover and chill filled tarts for up to 8 hours. If desired, top tarts with dessert topping and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

70 Calories
1g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Serving Size 1 tart
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Vitamin A 3IU 0%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 0mcg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 0mg 0%
Potassium 6mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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