Monday, June 22, 2009

Key Lime Pie

A Father's Day Treat!This was pretty easy to make, as far as pies go, and soooooo tasty! The only real work is juicing 5 limes, but it's worth it. Do the crust yourself, it's really much better than the store-bought crumb crusts and doesn't take long. Since I don't happen to live in Florida, I didn't have access to fresh key limes and I just used regular limes I got from Costco. It seemed to turn out great so I don't really know what the difference would be.
I do know this will be a great summertime treat, tastes wonderful after being chilled in the fridge.

For the crust:
Pre-heat oven to 350ยบ
Crush 1 1/4 cups Graham cracker crumbs from 9 (2 1/4 in. by 4 3/4 in.) crackers (a food processor is good for this.
2 TBs. Sugar
5 TBs. melted  butter

Combine well in a bowl, or altogether in your food processor, press into a pie pan and bake for 10 min. Remove from oven and cool.

For filling:
5 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
5 limes, juiced (about 3/4 c. juice)
zest from 2 of the limes
Beat eggs and condensed milk in mixer till well combined. Add zest and juice, mix. It will thicken slightly.
Pour into crust, bake 15-20 min, till firm. Cool completely, then chill well.
Serve with whipped cream.

*hint: to make your limes easier to juice, roll them under your foot while stepping on them lightly, this breaks up the fruit inside and makes them softer to juice.


  1. Lime is one of my favorite flavors. I'm so excited to try this! Nate won't know what hit him when he gets home!