Sunday, June 27, 2010

Year of the Pie - Pie #49 Key Lime Pie

This recipe comes from this fella. I think he is famous.
Key lime sites. Here and Here.

When Mr. E. tells you to bake the graham cracker crust for 20 minutes @ 375°, don't believe a word of it!!! (no disrespect) It will burn...see left picture. I baked the one at right for about 10-14 minutes at 350°.
O.K. Bought a bag of key limes from Wal-Mart. It is a cute little one pound bag.
Unfortunately, this bag is not enough to provide the 1 C. of lime juice needed for this recipe. So, FYI, buy two or if you want to save a whole lot of key lime juice or lime juice, all ready to go.

I don't have an automatic juicer, so I squeezed each and everyone of this little critters by hand. I like to use fresh ingredients whenever possible, BUT this episode had me wishing that I had bought juice. Especially after I burned the crust. But, if you have extra little helpers....this would be a fun project. Anyway, I only had a little over 1/2 C. of lime juice so I just squeezed a couple lemons and it took the level of juice almost to a cup. Good enough.

Additional ingredients-mix these together thoroughly.
Pour it into the cooled shell. Please note cute dishcloth Maggie knitted.

Here is the full recipe.
1 and 1/2 C. graham cracker crumbs
1/2 C. white sugar
1/2 stick melted butter (4 T.)

Mix this and press firmly but gently and with the utmost respect into a pie plate and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes......WATCH carefully.


2 - 14 ounce cans of condensed milk
1 C. key lime or regular lime juice
2 whole eggs
Whisk these together and pour into the cool pie crust. Bake @ 325° for 15 minutes. Then allow to cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours.


1 C. sour cream
2 T. powdered sugar
Mix and spread over the top of the pie and garnish with 1 T. lime zest.
( optional topping can be whipped topping)
Serve chilled.

Frankly, this combination has me wondering if it will be tasty. But I also wondered that about coconut and people like it.
All that is left to do is the garnish.

If you make this pie and enjoy it...let me know.

Post Script! I took this pie to church, forgot to put the lime zest garnish on it and everyone that had it loved it. Really. I had two bites to get a feel for it and it was good, not my favorite, but good. It was tangy and zippy and people liked it because it made their mouths happy!
My cousin, bless her heart, said she thinks this is her favorite of my pies so far.......she says that every week! Ha.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm. You seem calm, but I got riled up just reading this! I think Mr. Whatshisname needs to head back to the test kitchen! Hope it was edible after all that trouble!