Monday, February 16, 2015

Easy as Pie: Key Lime Pie

As a special Valentine treat I decided to whip up a little homemade Key Lime Pie...and friends, it was delicious!  I am sure the sweetened condensed milk had nothing to do with that! :)

I made a trial run of the pie on Thursday and was a little disappointed in how it turned out, so I tweaked the recipe a little and the final result was a hit!  Top it off with a little fresh whipped cream and you have a dessert that anyone would be excited about!

Of course I did not take any great pictures of the final product, but here is a peek at this deliciousness!  It didn't come out of the pie pan all that easily so ignore the not perfect pieces!

Key Lime Pie

1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
5 tbsp of melted butter
Sugar (throw in as much as you would like)

2 teaspoons (or more) of fresh lime zest
1/2 cup of lime juice (I used bottled lime juice, but might have been better with fresh lime juice)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 egg yolks

Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons of sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar.  Add in melted butter and stir mixture with fork.  Mixture will be a little crumbly.

Press into pie pan and bake for 5 minutes to toast crust.

Throw lime juice and zest into the mixer.  Add egg yolks and beat immediately for 1 minute.  Turn off mixer and add can of sweetened condensed milk.  Mix on high until thick and smooth.

When it is all mixed, pour mixture into pie crust and bake for about 15 minutes.  Allow it to cool and then place in refrigerator

Then add one cup of cold heavy whipping cream to mixer. Then add sugar.  You can even add a little vanilla.  Beat on high.  Top pie with this heavenly mixture and enjoy!

Hope your Valentines' Weekend was full of only sweet things!  I know mine was!  Have a great week friends!

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