Sunday, September 13, 2009

Key Lime Pie

Mr. Mimi went to Costco with me and as usual that was a mistake. While shopping he happened to see a key lime pie, which he pointed out, saying that was a pretty big pie for only $10.00. Later that evening he started in on how he should have bought that pie, after all, key lime pie is his favorite; news to me after 24 years of marriage.

A few days later I happen to be visiting GET OFF YOU BUTT and BAKE and Jonna had this recipe for Mar-A-Lago Key Lime Pie. It was about 98 degrees in our area so who wouldn’t want a cool, creamy, tangy pie, with a crisp graham cracker crust?

Key Lime Pie

Graham Cracker Crust:
1 ½ pack of graham crackers, crushed about 2 cups
3 TBS sugar
5 TBS melted butter


4 egg yolks
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
grated zest of one lime

1 cup heavy cream
2 TBS confectioner’s sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Pre Heat the oven to 325F.


Mix all ingredients together and press into the bottom and sides of an nine inch pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes and allow the crust to cool.


Whip egg yolks and lime zest at high speed until fluffy, 5 to 6 minutes. Gradually add the condensed milk and continue to whip until thick, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Lower the mixer speed and slowly add the lime juice until incorporated. Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 15 minutes, or until the filling has just set. Cool on a wire rack, and then refrigerate until cold
Topping: whip cream, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla until nearly stiff, spread evenly over the top of pie and place in freezer 20 minutes prior to serving.

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