When Life Gives You Limes…

 


Make a scrumptious Key Lime Pie!

Here’s a dessert that’s rich yet refreshing. This recipe was such a breeze, even kitchen-phobic G pitched in. Let’s start with Florida’s official state pie!



Persian Lime (C. Latifolia), Key/Mexican Lime (C. Aurantifolia)


Skip to the bottom of the page for some interesting facts about Key limes and more.

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen’s, Bubba’s Key Lime Pie:

Recipe Serves 6-8:

Crust:
4 tbsps. of butter, melted
1 1/2 cps. of graham cracker crumbs



Filling:
2 egg yolks
1 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cp.Key lime juice
2 tsps. grated lime zest

Sweetened Whipped Cream:
1 cp. heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine graham crumbs and butter and pat down into a 7-9″ pan then bake for 5-10 mins.

Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a medium bowl. Add condensed milk, lime juice and zest then blend.

Pour filling into crust then bake for another 15 mins.

Set pie on cooling rack for about a 30-45 mins. then refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours. Paula Deen suggests to refrigerate the pie overnight before serving.

For the whipped cream:
In a large bowl, beat the sugar slowly into the whipping cream with an electric or hand whisk. Use a pastry bag and piper to decorate the pie with creamy florets. Enjoy!



Links:

foodreference.com
keylime.com
sparks-mexico.com
kitchendaily.com
floridakeys.com

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