Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Key Lime Pie

I love citrus flavors. I love them in fresh fruit, and I love them in desserts. Key lime pie is a favorite at our house. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it is very satisfying.

Now, after viewing the ingredient list, you may be thinking, "Sweetened condensed milk? Seriously?". I know, I know, it isn't good for you (even though the only ingredients are milk and sugar). However, every once in a while, I think its okay to splurge. So, here is the recipe - its delicious and definitely splurge-worthy.

Key Lime Pie
Adapted from Nellie & Joe's
Makes one 9" pie

9" graham cracker pie crust (for homemade crust, see recipe below)
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup lime juice (I use 3/4 cup - for more tartness)

In a bowl combine the milk, egg yolks, and lime juice. Blend until mixture is smooth. Pour into pie crust.

Bake for 15 minutes at 350ºF. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before refrigerating. Once pie is chilled, slice and serve with whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!

Graham Cracker Crust
Adapted from
Makes one 9" pie crust

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar (or honey sucanat)
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, melted

Mix together crumbs and sugar. Add butter and stir until thoroughly mixed.

Press into bottom and up the sides of pie pan.

Bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes. Remove and fill with key lime pie filling. Bake as directed. Enjoy!

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