23 June 2009

Key Lime Pie

One of the best parts of living in Florida, besides the sunshine, is the availability of true Key Lime Pie. And by true I mean YELLOW. Key Lime Pie is never green; it's never fluffy or whipped. To make this pie you will need actual key lime juice, not regular lime juice. There is a huge difference. Yes, I'm a Key Lime Pie snob, but I live in Florida and it is sort of encouraged. :)

You will need:

1/2 cup key lime juice
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 can condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1 graham cracker crust

If you can't find true key lime juice in your local store (or even better, key limes), you can order it online. Nellie and Joe's Key Lime Juice is the best.

Key Lime juice is darker and thicker than regular lime juice and it has a tarter, stronger flavor.

Mix all of your ingredients, except the crust, and whisk for two minutes on medium speed. Then pour into your pie crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for just 15 minutes. You do not want your pie to brown at all. It comes out looking not much different than when it went into the oven.

Cool to room temperature and then chill in the fridge until you are ready to eat it. Top with real whipped cream. Please don't desecrate the beauty of true Key Lime Pie with Chemical Whip.

Simple, quick, the perfect summer dessert. Enjoy!


PMP said...

Oh, can I please come eat some now? Please??????

Sunshine Mom said...

I wish I could send a piece to you!