Friday, May 28, 2010

Key Lime Pie

This past week we received a bunch of key limes in our "bountiful basket". I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them, Key lime pie. I don't think I had ever tasted one before. This was delicious and so simple. I actually just bought a graham cracker crust for the sake of time. (If you do purchase a crust omit the first baking, just add the filling.) We got together with the neighbors for dinner and it was a hit! I found the recipe at Two Peas and their Pod, who adapted it from Epicurious.
Key Lime Pie
For the crust:
1 1/4 c graham cracker crumbs
3 TBS sugar
5 TBS butter melted
For the filling:
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
Zest of 1 large lime
1/2 c lime juice
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter with a fork. Mix until graham cracker crumbs are moist. Press Mixture into a 9 inch pie plate or dish. Pat down the bottom and sides. Bake for 12 min. or until golden brown.
2. While the crust is baking prepare filling. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. Whisk until well combined. Add in the lime zest, and lime juice. Whisk well. Set mixture aside. It will thicken up as it sits.
3. When the pie crust has cooled to slightly warm or room temperature, pour the lime filling over the pie crust. Bake for 15-17 mints. Remove from oven and cool on cooling rack. When cool, chill the pie in the refrigerator. The filling will set up as it cools. Chill for at least one hour before serving.
4. Serve cold.

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