Key Lime Pie...

By Fran Browne

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First off let me state that "Key Limes" do not exist in Costa Rica, however we have a fruit called  limns (pronounced lee-mones).  They look like limes, taste like limes but Ticos think of them as lemons.  It should be noted that I DO NOT take credit for this recipe.  After failing miserably, trying to do it on my own, I contacted my friend (and wonderful cook) Lisa Gellock from San Ramon.  She graciously gave up the secrets to the most incredible Key Lime Pie I have ever tasted.


INGRIDIENTS

PIE CRUST

  • 1 1/2 CUPS OF Graham Cracker Crumbs

  • 1 stick butter

  • OPTION: 1 - 9" readi-made graham cracker pie crust

PIE FILLING

  • 2 cans (395g/14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • 3 Egg yolks

  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice

TOPPING

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 2 tbs powdered sugar

     

ASSEMBLING THE PARTS

MAKING THE CRUST

If you take the lazy way out and use the readi-made pie crust then you have successfully completed the first step in making this incredible Key Lime Pie. 

However, if you are making your crust from scratch, just follow these easy steps:

  • Place your graham cracker crumbs into a mixing bowl

  • Melt your butter

  • Add butter to the crumbs

  • Mix together until all the butter has been mixed into the crumbs

  • Place crumbs into a 9" pie dish and spread out evenly

  • Bake for 10 minutes at a 350 degree oven

  • Remove from oven and set aside

OR >

 

MAKING THE FILLING

  • Squeeze the juice from 4-5 ripe limes so that it yields between 1/2 to 3/4 cup of juice.  Do not ewxceed 3/4 cup of juice unless you really like to make a pucker face

  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a mixing bowl

  • Add egg yolks and slowly fold in together

  • Add lime juice and slowly mix together by hand

  • Pour mixture into pie crust shell

  • Bake for 20 minutes at a 350 degree oven

  • Remove from oven.  Let cool 30 minutes

 

MAKING THE TOPPING - This is just way too easy. 

  • Add your sour cream and powdered sugar in a bowl

  • Whisk it together

  • Spread it on top of your cooled pie

  • Add some lime zest

  • Let chill in refrigerator for a few hours

  • Serve and devour



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