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Monday, March 29, 2010

Stupidly Easy Key Lime Pie

I can't belive I didn't make this earlier. For some reason I grabbed a bottle of key lime juice at the store the other day, and this recipe was on the bottle. I was like 'hey, this is easy', and after figuring out the crust recipe from another cookbook, I made this twice last week (the Husband requested it the second time, subtly by grabbing the graham cracker crumb box from the pantry and slamming in in front of me). Heh.

Here is what you need:

Crust: 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (from box is OK)
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 tablespoons of butter

Pie: 1/2 cup key lime juice
3 egg yolks
1 container sweetened condensed milk

Whipped cream for the top as desired

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Put graham crumbs in a bowl; add brown sugar and mix well. Melt butter in microwave and add to crumbs. Mix until it's evenly moistened (will take a while, make sure you scrape up real good).
Press crust into 9-inch pie form (glass and metal works about the same).
Make filling: pour condensed milk into bowl (can use same as you used for crust, just wash it out). Add key lime juice and egg yolks. Mix it well with a wire whisk. It will be yellow. Not green. Key lime pie is NOT green, 'k? :)
Pour into crust.
Put into oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Pull it out, set on top of oven, wait for 10 minutes.
Put in fridge and cool it. Filling will set during this process, so don't skimp on it.
Whip cream with a little bit of sugar, and serve big dollops on top. Feel free to go overboard, and add slices of key lime if you feel so inclined.

Let me know how it turned out!

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At 11:31 PM, OpenID mexalapotis said...

oooh, this sounds lovely. :-)

At 6:55 PM, OpenID drteine said...

Well I'll certainly try this (I think it's the recipe off the bottle of the Aunt Nellie's brand, right?) but I refuse to ass brown sugar to make the graham crust. Especially not if it has to be moistened and scraped.

Sorry - you have a very funny typo in your recipe, line two of the method, :)

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Annamaria said...

I know; I think I fixed it now... ::blushes::

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Annamaria said...

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At 6:03 PM, OpenID drteine said...

Typos can indeed be embarrassing - like the time I said "Hell" to a very important customer rather than Hello. Thankfully he took it well and said in his response "Hell to you to!"

You do have another typo (sorry) on line 4 (cruts rather than crust). Still, I will mix this one up to satisfy my own pie habit.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Madeleine said...

This sounds really nummy. I love a good key lime pie. I've never made one before, but I think it's high time :-)


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