Friday, February 27, 2009

Key Lime Pie

Yesterday I talked about what we had for Bill's birthday dinner and teased you with thoughts of dessert.....

Well, I'm back to share. I love making this recipe. Most people think that Key Lime Pie is very difficult to make, but my recipe is easy. Well, I got it from the bottle of Key lime juice, so it should be easy and good, right? I get HUGE raves every time I make this and have to laugh because it is so simple.

Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Pie

1-9in. graham cracker pie shell
1-14 oz can sweetened, condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice

Combine milk, egg yolks and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Allow to stand 10 minutes before refrigerating. (I usually plan on refrigerating for at least 2 hours.) Before serving top with freshly whipped cream and garnish with lime slices. (As you can see above we're all about the fresh whipped cream. Heh.)

(A note about the juice: You can typically find it in the juice aisle of the grocery store. It is usually on the top shelf. A bottle is good for 4 pies and will keep in your fridge for a while. Worth it to have on hand if you like key lime pie! The website has other great recipes and a section about where to find a store near you.)(Recipes like Key Lime Pie cocktail, and Honey Lime dressing. Oh my, I think I'm in love!)

This is the best Key Lime pie I've ever had. Well, second to an old family friend that made the whole thing from scratch-probably including the crust, but I digress.

Make this to surprise your family some time soon. You won't be sorry!

Headless Mom


Keetha said...

Being a Floridian, hubby is very, very, VERY picky about his Key Lime Pie. I can tell you, yours has ALREADY passed the FIRST test with flying colors. The FIRST test is how the pie looks. Yours is the RIGHT color - - - not a fake dyed green.


It LOOKS like it would taste "right" too. I'll be over in a few to give it the good 'ole taste test.


The Andrus' said...

Mmmmm, looks DELICIOUS!!!

Kathy said...

It. Was. Soooooo. Good.

Anonymous said...

Save a slice for me! Does Key Lime pie pair well with red wine?