Hello Sugar Lovers!
For Easter dinner this year I was entrusted to make the pies. So I went with a sweet potato pie. The same one we have done before. I also wanted to do something that I’ve never made before. I decided on Key Lime Pie!
It was a lot simpler than I thought it would be. The only issue I had was that I really didn’t like how I decorated it. I am simply not used to working with whipped cream topping rather than icing. I gave it my all though!
I got this recipe from All Recipes. Its called Easy Key Lime Pie. This title pretty much had me sold. What person wouldn’t like that. I will link their site at the end of the blog. Lets get started guys!
You will need:
- 5 Egg Yolks (beaten)
- 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 Cup of lime juice
- 1 (9 inch) pre-made graham cracker crust
- 1 lime for decorating
- You will also need a piping bag and a flower like tip if you would like to do what I did. If not you can absolutely just use spoon
*everything else you should be able to find in your kitchen*
Alright so lets pre-heat that oven to 375 degrees. While that is heating up we can go ahead and start making the filling. First your going to crack the eggs and separate the yolks from the whites. Now there are some fancy tools to do this. I liked to just do it by hand and its super easy. You just crack the egg then pour the yolk from one side of the egg shell to the other until all the white comes out. Easy peasy! After that you can beat the eggs until they are all mixed up.
Your then going to pour in your milk. This was a bit different for me because I entrusted my fiance to get the milk when he went grocery shopping. I said you have to get SWEETENED condensed milk. He got me the original kind. At least it was condensed though so I’m happy about that. Cody if your reading this thank you for giving it your all! Now the condensed milk comes in small cans so I had to pour one jar in and then about 1/4 of another can. Which I don’t like doing because its super wasteful but at least you can make something else with it if you can find a recipe that only takes 3/4 of a can.
It’s time to add the lime juice. Now the recipe said “Key Lime Juice” I just took this as lime juice and poured the 1/2 cup in. I used a bottle of lime juice but I suppose you could squeeze limes to get the 1/2 cup. If you do this well done I tip my hat to you. I did not because as the title says its an Easy Key Lime Pie.
Proceed to mix all of that up and pour it into the graham cracker crust. Then put that in the oven for 15 minutes.
Once its done take it out to cool for a bit on the stove or cooling rack. Then I would advise to put it in the fridge so it has more time to cool down before you decorate it.
When it comes to decorating you can either decorate the entire pie or you can decorate each slice with some whipped cream and its own lime. You can decorate how ever you like though. Be creative!
I tried being all dainty put a small amount in the centre of the pie with a half slice of lime. However, I messed that up because it wasn’t in the centre. So I decided to just go for it and I put whipped cream all around the pie. I then put 3 half slices of lime in the centre in the shape of a fan. You are then going to take the rest of your lime and zest a bit of the skin around the pie. I only did a small amount because I wasn’t sure how strong it was going to be. Now that I look at it it may have looked better if you had just put a glob of whipped topping on it with a small slice of lime. I really need to consider planning what I’m going to do. However its always good to be able to improvise and make it your own.
After that you are all done!
Also thanks to all recipes for making such a great key lime pie recipe https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/12698/easy-key-lime-pie-i/
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