Friday, November 6, 2009

Key Lime Pie

One of the dessert that I enjoyed eating when I was living in Orlando is the Key Lime Pie.
Every year around Oct I look forward to see this unique lime fruit on the shelves of my local store , and if I am lucky , I grab couple of bags, and promise myself with a good treat.

the recipe of this pie is not from a book or online source, but its my own testing and twist to it.
I hope you give it a try and enjoy it as we do.

Key Lime Pie Recipe


Crust:
1 1/4 cups of graham crackers (I use whole crackers and ground them myself they taste better)
2 tbsp sugar
5-6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
1/3 cup of coarsely ground almond ( I like the texture and flavour)

mix the ingredients and press it evenly onto the bottom and up sides of a 9 inch pie pan - I used a rectangular (12x6) if you have a loose bottom pie pan its ideal .

Bake the crust in a preheated 350F oven for 10 minutes. take it out and leave the oven on.
Note: when I bake pies and specially using a tray under the pan i bake the pie in the first shelf of the oven ... My oven is natural gas with a fan which I don't use for baking pies.

Filling:

1 1/2 cans sweetened condensed milk ( 300 ml each)
3 extra large eggs (some use 4 large)
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed key lime - no bottle juice.(the whole bag which contains 22 lime)

with a whisk whip the eggs and the condensed milk , slowly add the lime juice and combine well you will notice that the mixture will start to thicken)
pour the filling over the crust make sure its well distributed , don't over fill your pan if its smaller than the above... make small tarts in a muffin pan.
bake in the
oven for 15-18 minutes depends on your oven temp. Cool the pie completely before you chill it at least 8 hours to set completely.

To decorate: 3/4 cup heavy cream whipped.












Flavours Variation:
Sometimes if I am in the mood to jazz it up, I use graham biscuits for the bottom, and in the filling i add 1/3 of unsweeted coconut and 1 tbsp of tecquilla or rum, as well as the whipping cream....

13 comments:

tasteofbeirut said...

I wish I was at the market to purchase this pie! I bet it tastes delicious with the fresh juice!

sangeeta said...

yummy lemon pie....i am getting lots of flavorful lemons in my garden n it's an easy recipe....will try to make it .
thanks for sharing.

Summer said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L
and
D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S

Heather said...

Fantastic! - I love the natural ingredients. I'm thinking of mini tarts with the key lime filling.

Mamatkamal said...

GORGEOUS PIE!
Have a great day darling.
Mamatkamal

sabah said...

I would love to have a piece, very nice Arlette, I love the lemon flavor in cakes.

sami said...

hummmm délicieux!
merci pour ce beau partage
samira

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sabah said...

Hi Arlette, thanks for your visit and for your nice comment, God bless you.

Cuisinetouria said...

marhaba my dear
it sounds so delicious
thanks for sharing your recipe
thanks slso for your visite

best wishes
Touria

amal said...

Marhaba Arlette
How are you?
waww it looks so delicious!
take care

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Un dessert qui parait vraiment délicieux. Je note la recette.
A bientôt.

tasteofbeirut said...

Hi Arlette
I just gave you an award. (now I know what those things mean!)
anyway, it is available for you when you want it!
take care
Joumana