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Key lime Goodness

Updated on June 28, 2009

Key Lime Goodness

 Key Lime pie

I saw a nice big bag of fragrant key limes on sale at the store today and I just had to buy them. It’s been such a long time since I made a key lime pie! Key lime pie really defines summer to me. My family has been making these beauties since long before I can remember and it’s certainly one of my favorites. I add zest from a regular lime for an extra sour punch, that pairs just wonderfully with a smooth and airy whipped cream. I always forget how wonderfully easy these are to make. Even simple for the least experienced of bakers, you can really impress your friends with the taste and beauty with a key lime pie. And the simplest way to dress it up for entertaining? Switch the 9 inch pie plate out for a 9 inch tart pan and you have a much more elegant looking dessert for the same amount of effort.


Ingredients:

10 honey graham crackers
2 1/2 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp butter, melted
zest from ½ large lime
7 Tbsp freshly squeezed juice from key limes
1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 9 inch pan.
-In bowl of food processor, pulse graham crackers and sugar until broken down into fine crumbs.
-Add melted butter and pulse until loosely combined.
-Remove bowl from processor and, using spatula, stir to combine butter well.
-Scrape graham mixture into pie pan and carefully press to evenly coat bottom and sides of pan.
-Place shell into oven and bake for 10 minutes.
-Remove from oven and set aside (keep oven on)
-In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir until combined well (this will take a minute or two, make sure the mixture is even).
-Carefully pour mixture into pie shell and lightly tap to evenly distribute filling.
-Place carefully into oven and bake for 15 minutes or until set.
-Remove from oven and let cool.
-Once cooled, place into fridge for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight to set.
-Serve with whipped cream and enjoy.

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie is such a great tasting pie everyone will love it .
Key Lime Pie is such a great tasting pie everyone will love it .

Don't want to bake order it from us at the Handicappedchef.com

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      Handicapped Chef 4 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      lemonkerd, thanks for the comment please send me the link for the key drink.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      love the look of this pie! great minds, i just posted a drink with key limes. best fruit ever.

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      lol. Thank you sir!

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      Handicapped Chef 4 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      Come on over Beth bring the family.............Congrats on your award.

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      Yay! Key lime party at HC's house!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      O yes...can you please cut me a slice? I will be right over. I can smell those limes...there is almost nothing like a great piece of key lime pie !!!

      Angels are on the way ps Pinned

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      Handicapped Chef 4 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      Peg you just have to try this recipe it is really tasty please and give me some feed back.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is my favorite pie of all time. The picture is beautiful and the recipe is easy to follow. Most of the recipes I've used don't call for baking the pie for 15 minutes, so this is something new I'll try.