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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

If you follow me on instagram, you will know that I attempted to make Key Lime Pie for the first time this past Saturday....and.... The angels did come out and sing folks, it was THAT GOOD! While my fingers were burning from the acid of squeezing 20 limes, it was all worth it for that sweet creamy tang and homemade graham cracker crust. Wanna give it a whirl?

Key Lime Pie
originial recipe here

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust:
1/3 of a 1-pound box graham crackers {I prefer Trader Joe's Cats Cookies - sooo yummy!}
5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar

Filling: 3 egg yolks
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice

Topping: whipped cream

For the graham cracker crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Break up the graham crackers; place in a food processor and process to crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, place the crackers in a large plastic bag; seal and then crush the crackers with a rolling pin. Add the melted butter and sugar and pulse or stir until combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and side of a pie pan, forming a neat border around the edge. Bake the crust until set and golden, 8 minutes. Set aside on a wire rack; leave the oven on. 

For the filling:
Meanwhile, in an electric mixer with the wire whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks and lime zest at high speed until very fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually add the condensed milk and continue to beat until thick, 3 or 4 minutes longer. Lower the mixer speed and slowly add the lime juice, mixing just until combined, no longer. Pour the mixture into the crust. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the filling has just set. Cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate. Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Pipe whipped cream on however you please!

8 comments:

  1. wow! that looks and sounds amazing!

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  2. yum, yum, yum! Thanks for sharing :) I might be trying this soon!

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  3. My god this looks GOOD! My new healthy eating regime may just have to go out of the window for a day whilst I sit on the sofa and eat this all to myself.

    Charlotte xo

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  4. Yum! This seems easy enough - and I love easy recipes! :)

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  5. I can attest that it was totally DELISH!

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  6. that looks so delicious!! i love key lime pie!

    and way to go squeezing those limes and not buying lime juice, i'm sure it paid off :)

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