Friday, December 3

Key Lime Pie

So, you're looking for a recipe for that traditional key lime Christmas pie. Here's the one we use most often. (BTW, it is also the recipe we use for the traditional Labor Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Birthday, etc -- you get the idea -- key lime pies).

Needed ingredients:

=> Between 12 and 18 key limes. 12 should be enough unless they are small. Key limes are also sold as Mexican or West Indies limes.

=> 3 egg yolks

=> 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

=> pre-made graham cracker crust

a) Zest the limes until you have 4 teaspoons.

b) Squeeze the limes to get 1/2 cup of juice.

c) Beat the egg yolks until shiny -- about 2 minutes

d) Combine all of the above with the sweetened condensed milk and wire whisk until smooth (or high beater setting for about 4 minutes)

e) Pour into pie crust and bake for 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven (or 325 degrees if your oven runs hotter than average -- as ours does). Center should set but wiggles when shaken.

f) Cool to room temperature (about 45 minutes).

g) Refrigerate 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

h) Garnish with whipped cream to serve.

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