Friday, July 16, 2010

Key Lime Pie

This is so easy to make and its soooo good. Even for those that are not fans of citrus flavor or limes…forget it….they love it too. It’s like a lime cheesecake!

Graham Cracker Crust:
• 1 package of graham crackers (package not box)
• 5 tbsp melted salted butter
• 1/3 cup sugar

• 3 egg yolks
• 2 teaspoons lime zest
• 1 can sweetened condensed milk
• 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

• 1 cup heavy or whipping cream chilled
• 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Break up the graham crackers using a food processor or crush them using a plastic bag and rolling pin or as I like to use…a wine bottle. Add the melted butter and sugar and mix until well combined. Press the crust mixture into a pie or tart dish, forming a border around the edge. Bake the crust for 8 minutes, and then set aside….leave the oven on.

Beat the egg yolks and lime zest at high speed until very fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually add the milk and continue to beat until thick. Slowly add the lime juice while mixing on a low speed until it is just combined. Pour the mixture into the crust. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the filling has just set, then cool.

Whip the cream and the confectioners' sugar until nearly stiff. Add the topping …or you can use Cool Whip. I garnish with lime slices, and then freeze it for about 30 minutes before serving.

The best ever!

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