Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pie Party Recipes: Key Lime Pie

Here's one of the recipes I made this past weekend at my Pie Party. I can't decide if I liked this key lime pie or the banana cream pie best. I think I need another slice of each in order to decide. I chose this pie to make because I craved it while I was pregnant with Hayden. I had several slices while pregnant with him and I never tired of it. For some reason though, I never made it, I just ordered it out at restaurants. And at $5 a slice, it's much cheaper to make your own!

This pie could not be simpler to make either. The filling is made up of 3 ingredients- sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks and lime juice. That's it! The combination is like magic. I think it's a great recipe to start out with if you're a beginner baker or just want to get into baking pies because it is so easy and fast. You can purchase your own premade crust or make one like I did. Of course, homemade tastes better, but do what you like. The end result will still be creamy, tangy and delicious.

Key Lime Pie from Nellie & Joe's

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  • (1) 9-inch graham cracker pie shell (recipe below)
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice

Combine milk, egg yolks and lime in juice in a medium bowl. Blend til smooth, then pour filling into prepared pie shell.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Allow to stand at room temperature 10 minutes before refrigerating. Refrigerate until completely chilled. Just before serving, top with freshly whipped cream and garnish with lime slices.

Graham Cracker Crust from Keebler

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Combine crumbs and sugar in medium sized bowl. Stir in the melted butter until thoroughly blended.

Pack mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie pan and press firmly to bottom and sides, bringing crumbs evenly up to the rim.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes, cool, fill and chill.

19 comments:

Becki's Whole Life said...

That's the recipe I use for Key Lime pie and really - there is no reason to use or come up with any other in my opinion. I agree, the crust tastes best homemade - mmm, I love homemade graham cracker crust with his pie. Plus has to be homemade whipped cream. Oh, now I want some Key Lime Pie!! Yours is beautiful.

Heather said...

It looks so good and it's so simple.

Ceci said...

New to your blog & I'm glad I found you!

Love to cook..
LOVE to bake.. &
LOVE LOVE me some Key Lime Pie!!

~Ceci

Lynda said...

I love Key Lime Pie-your recipe is so simple and delicious looking.

cybil said...

Love this cake! especially when there's loads of lime or lemon in it!!
Greetings from Geneva,
Sibylle

ButterYum said...

This pie makes me long for summer. Hope you're having a great week.

:)
ButterYum

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Yum, I absolutely adore key lime pie! and I've never made one with just 3 ingredients before, I'll have to give it a go - thanks for sharing! I love how picture perfect yours looks!

Aarthi said...

This is my favorite..YUMMY

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

the wild magnolia said...

Easy Peasy! Thank you. I love the original non gussied up pie recipe, this is it!

Happy Day with Hayden.

ramya said...

Looks incredibly yum!Want a big bite now!!

Mini Baker said...

if only I could get my hubby to appreciate pie like I do!!

Sara said...

Oh, I love key lime pie! So tasty. :)

Amber said...

This sounds amazing! I can almost taste it now. And you can't beat how simple it is!

CulinaryCache said...

I am a Miami girl and love, love, love key lime pie. Beautiful recipe and pictures! New to your site and am really enjoying your posts. Looks like we are fellow 24x24 posters this month. Congrats!

Abby said...

It's my aunt's favorite. A good excuse to make it and go for a visit!

Maria said...

Love the pie and I love your header. Sorry it's been awhile. I am sure you know life is busy with a baby:) Hope all is well!

Coleen said...

I've never had Key Lime ANYTHING, looks like I'm missing something here.

Home Security in Atlanta said...

That is very helpful. It provided me a few ideas and I'll be posting them on my web site eventually. I'm bookmarking your site and I'll be back again. Thank you again!

Maranda said...

This was my favorite pie of the night! Yum!!!

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