Thursday, February 19, 2009
I love everything citrus! If it has lemons, limes, oranges, or even grapefruit I'm a fan. Key lime pie is something I wasn't introduced to until a couple of years ago, but once I had my first taste I was hooked. I love that it's an elegant and classic dessert, yet it's so dang easy to make. Of course, I like to just let people be impressed and forget to mention how easy it was.
CRUST: (I just buy a premade crust)
5 tablespoons melted butter
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup Nellie and Joe's real key lime juice (I tried squeezing real Key Limes one time and it was definitely NOT worth the trouble)
3 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Sweetened whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix graham cracker crumbs into butter. Add sugar and mix well. Spray cooking spray onto a springform pan and pat crust into bottom and sides. Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, mix together key lime juice, egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk until incorporated. Do not beat or whip air into mixture. Pour over crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Run a knife around top edge of pie to loosen and cool completely in springform pan on a rack. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour. Remove side of pan and transfer cake to a plate. Serve chilled or at room temperature with whipped cream.