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I decided to use her recipe to make a Key Lime Pie. I've never made one before, but I really enjoyed it. Sometimes my local grocery has them, but I actually couldn't find key limes. So, for any strict adherents, this is technically not key lime pie. But, whatever you call it, the pie was perfectly sweet, tart, and delicious! I would recommend letting it sit in the fridge for hours before serving. I waited the very minimum 1 hour, as I was anxious to try it. I thought it was a tad too tart at first. I wasn't sure if it was the limes I used, or what. But, then the next day I tried some, and the tart flavor had seemed to mellow out some, it was the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
I did make a couple changes to her recipe. I used a pre-made graham cracker crust, I think Keebler Ready Crust tastes great! I also just used whipped topping from the store instead of making my own. I have made her sweetened whipped topping before and it is amazing! I just made these couple adjustments to speed up the process a little, it was a busy evening the night I made it. You can see her original recipe to get the ingredients for a homemade crust and topping, if you want. Now on to the good stuff!
Key Lime Pie ingredients:
- Ready Made graham cracker crust
- 1 tbs lime zest
- 1/2 cup lime juice (I needed about 4 small limes)
- 2 whole egg yolks
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
- Whipped topping
- Additional lime zest for garnish (optional)
Key Lime Pie instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Zest 2-3 small limes to get 1 tbs of lime zest, place in bowl
- Add 1/2 cup lime juice
- Mix in egg yolks
- Add sweetened condensed milk
- Mix on high until smooth and thick
- Pour into crust
- Bake 15 mins
- Remove from oven and cool
- Once cooled, refrigerate at least 1 hour (I would recommend several, or even overnight)
Enjoy some Key Lime pie before summer ends! Come back Friday for a tasty savory recipe from Food Network's Tyler Florence. As always, make sure and follow my blog to keep up with my latests posts. You can also follow me on social media to get sneak peeks of upcoming projects, ideas I share from other bloggers, and various other projects I'm working on.