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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

When Life gives you Key Limes...

When Life Gives you Key Limes….
Make yourself some Key Lime Pie!

Key Lime Pie is my all-time favourite dessert. I have never been a huge fan of cakes. So, creamy, rich pies are where my heart lies! This recipe is fairly easy….except for the juicing of the limes. If you have a Whole Foods Market nearby I highly recommend buying a bottle of Key Lime Juice from there, where I live there is no Whole Foods or any other sort of organic supermarket (which is the only place I have seen the key lime juice). However I did manage to find bags of key limes at my local grocery store, and a whole bag juiced gives me the ½ cup that I need. Prepare for sore fingers!!

Key Lime Pie
1 14oz can of Low Fat Condensed milk
4 Egg Yolks
½ Cup Key Lime Juice
Zest of 3 Key Limes (If you buy the Juice, then just use the zest of 1 Lime)

Pie Shell:
1 1/2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
5 Tbsp Melted Butter
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Pinch of Salt
Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Stir together graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, butter and salt in a bowl until combined well, then press mixture evenly onto bottom and up side of a 9-inch glass pie plate.
Bake crust in middle of oven 10 minutes and set aside to cool. Leave the oven on.
While your crust is baking start juicing your Key Limes.

Here are the lovelies.

And the after they were juiced.

You could be smart and use a hand held juicer, but I don't have one. So I use all my finger muscles to juice them by hand.

Whisk together the condensed milk and yolks in a bowl until combined well. Add juice, zest and whisk until combined.

Pour filling into the slightly cooled crust and bake in middle of oven 15 minutes.

This was the point where I started salivating.

Cool pie completely, then chill, covered, at least 8 hours.


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