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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie - the easiest dessert to make!
 This is probably the easiest dessert I have ever made. Just four ingredients makes the most yummy key lime pie ever! I'll give you the brief directions first, perfect for copying to your cookbook, then the more detailed directions last. I use Evernote to store all my recipes and use a tablet in the kitchen (you'll see my Kindle Fire in the background of the pictures below).

Ingredients


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice. Mix well.
  3. Pour into unbaked graham cracker shell.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool; best if refrigerated for a few hours.
  6. Top with whipped topping and garnish with lime slices if desired.

More Detailed Directions


Set up

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Ingredients: 4 beaten egg yolks, 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup of key lime pie and a pre-made, unbaked, graham cracker pie crust. Note the Kindle Fire in the background? I use Evernote to store my recipes.

Egg Yolks

Separate 4 egg yolks from egg whites. I do this by juggling the egg yolk between the top and bottom of the cracked egg-shell. I juggle them over the sink and let the egg white leak out into the sink. If you wanted to keep the egg white and not the egg yolk, you would juggle the egg yolk over your bowl.
Beat egg yolks

Beat egg yolks. I use a whisk, but a fork works perfectly fine.
Add sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice

Add 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk. I use a spoon and scrape it all out.
Add 1 cup of Key Lime Juice

Add 1 cup of Key Lime Juice. I had trouble finding the key lime juice at the grocery store my first time purchasing it. They sometimes have small bottles of lime and lemon juice in the fruit department. Larger bottles of lime, lemon and key lime are typically with the cocktail mixers and/or juice aisle.
Mix it up

Mix everything up until it is consistent looking.
Unbaked Key Lime Pie

Pour mixture into unbaked graham cracker pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
Key Lime Pie

Pie should be jello like, firm but jiggly.


Easy Key Lime Pie I
(image courtesy of allrecipes.com)

Source

This recipe is originally from the following recipe, but with alterations suggested in the user comments: Easy Key Lime Pie I.


Alternates

If you don't have key lime juice, use 1/2 cup lime juice and 1/2 cup lemon juice.

Some people find it a little too tart. The original recipe called for 1/2 cup of key lime juice, but I doubled it per user feedback in the original recipe. I would suggest trying it how I've written it and then adjust as you feel necessary.

For a healthier version, substitute egg yolks with egg whites and use low-fat sweetened condensed milk.

I haven't tried this, but traditionally the egg whites were used to make a meringue topping. I'm thinking about trying this recipe, Meringue Topping, or the meringue topping from this recipe, Key Lime Pie with Meringue. Not sure. I love the simplicity of my key lime pie recipe, so who knows if or when I'll try a meringue topping. Have you made key lime pie with a meringue topping? Let us know how it turned out in the comments section below.

Have any alterations of your own? Add them to the comments section below!

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