September 1, 2008

Key lime pie

Made this pie for the VERY first time on Saturday night. It's Dawn's favourite- that's why I made it. We had dinner at Dawn and Tom's place! It was a huge success... I thought it was pretty darn DDDDD-LISH, myself! The recipe is SUPER easy, so if you like lime- try it! You won't be sorry!




1 1/4 cup (125 grams) graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons (30 grams) granulated white sugar
5 - 6 tablespoons (70 - 85 grams) unsalted butter, melted


3 large egg yolks
One 14 - ounce (390 grams) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup (120 grams) key lime juice
2 teaspoons grated lime zest

1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated white sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place the rack in the center of the oven.

Graham Cracker Crust: Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a well greased 9 inch (23 cm) pie or tart pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling.

Filling: In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Gradually add the condensed milk and beat until you have a light and fluffy mixture (4-5 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat in the lime juice and zest.

Pour the filling into the crust and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the filling is set. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once it has completely cooled, cover and refrigerator until serving time. (The pie can be made to this point and stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days.) Just before serving make the whipping cream.

In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Either pipe or place mounds of whipping cream on top of the filling.

Makes 1 - 9 inch (23 cm) pie or tart.

*Note: Pictures are not my own, taken from the internet.


David said...

Thanks Leesa,
I kinda had successfully erased key lime pies from my memory in order to survive the withdrawal...
How am I gonna do now?

Phivos Nicolaides said...

The recipe looks perfect...

Dawn said...

Thanks Leese!! This was the perfect key lime pie. I had the last piece for breakfast the next day! Dawn (aka Noel)