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
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