7.01.2014

A Key Lime Pie

I have never been interested in trying this pie because it didn't sound like "my type" of sweet. Tart isn't always my thing, so if I indulge in a sweet treat it's almost always something I know is worth it, but boy is this worth it. My sweet sister-in-law made this pie for my birthday and we all but inhaled it.  I now have her to thank for adding this fabulous pie to my Summertime Dessert list!

I hope you enjoy!



Ingredients
Crust (Variation on this recipe)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Filling (Found here)
  • 3 Cups Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup Key Lime Juice
  • 1 Table Spoon Grated Lime Zest

Directions
Crust
1. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon until well blended. Press mixture into an 9 inch pie plate.

2. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7 minutes. Cool. If recipe calls for unbaked pie shell, just chill for about 1 hour.

Filling
1. Lower oven temp to 350 degrees F.

2. In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest. Mix well and pour into graham cracker crust.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes, until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. DO NOT BROWN!


4. Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Garnish with lime slices and whipped cream if desired.

Next time I make this, I think I will use individual individual trifle cups vs a pie dish. I love the presentation and think it would be too cute in individual servings.

Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. Great recipe! You should link it up to Good Food Fridays! http://www.socalledhomemaker.com/2014/06/good-food-fridays.html

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