Sunday, March 16, 2008

Time for Key Lime

Key Lime Pie is my hubby's favorite. I searched for the right recipe and finally found this one. It is smooth, sweet and just the right amount of tart. I love making it for him, just to see his eyes light up while I whip fresh cream to top it with.
He is a good provider and a wonderful helpmate. I often think of ways to show my appreciation and,so far, this is his favorite way for me to do it!
This is also going to be my submission for Sugar High Friday. They are having a round up of desserts that are sure to be outstanding. All entries will be posted March 28th. If you would like to enter a dessert please go here by Monday March 24th.

***sorry,not the best picture ;)

Key Lime Pie
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh or bottled key lime juice or lime juice
2 Tablespoons water
1-2 drops green food coloring (optional)
1 tsp grated lime peel
1 graham cracker pie crust
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Key lime slices oe lime slices for garnish

in a large bowl, beat eggs and yolk with wire whisk until combined. Gradually add milk, beating until combined. Add lime juice,water,food coloring (if using),and lime peel. Whisk until well mixed. Pour into crust and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until almost set in center. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Chill mixing bowl and beaters of electric mixer in freezer* In chilled bowl beat cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Top pie and garnish with lime slices.
*the cream will whip faster in chilled bowl


artisbliss said...

Another wonderful recipe which I shall take down and use in the very near future. My hubby is a "dessert first" kind of guy and would love this!

Debby said...

I have wanted to try to make this for a long time. Perhaps this will light my fire. I can't find lime here, but do you think lemon would be good. When I go to America this May I should try to bring some back. My list is getting longer.
About the copyright, I am perplexed. You saw my friends blog, it was not so great, just my thoughts. Anyway the copyright was easy peasy lemon squeezy to do. Just click on mine and you can decide how you want to do it. Otherwise you may just see your wonderful recipes in someone else's cookbook! I have included my email so you can just email me directly. Debby

Nadine said...

I love key lime pie.Your recipe looks like something I can handle. I'm not the best at baking. I'm going to have to try it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I could eat Key Lime Pie until it makes me sick:) haha

Melanie said...

I finally have some time to make my rounds to the UBP. Sorry I'm a bit late, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
I love your blog, I'm so glad I stopped by. Hope you enjoyed the party!!
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Rachel said...

Key lime pie is so light and filling that I could eat it at every meal.

The Apron Queen said...

The heck with cooking supper! I'm making a bunch of desserts after reading SHF!!

Stop by for a visit. I'll even save one of my baked apples for you! :D

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