Friday, January 30, 2009

Key Lime Pie Y'all

So it is DND night and Joj wanted me to make something. We were flipping through the channels and saw Ms. Paula Deen making some Key Lime Pie. Joj decided he wanted me to make some.
Okay, I've never made it before, but the recipe looked easy enough. Can I just say that this is not a pie I think I would like. For starters, the filling has just 3 ingredients: Sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and egg yolk. That seems a little strange to me. I made Joj taste the filling and he said it was good. Is it just me or does that seem really rich? Anyway, if you like this kind of pie, here is the recipe. It took me about 15 minutes to whip up, plus and extra 10 minutes to brown the meringue.

Bubba's Key Lime Pie
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Key lime juice
2 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar

5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup almonds, slivered

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

For the crust, combine ingredients and pat down into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 5-10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine the milk, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon zest; blend in the egg yolks. Pour the filling into the crust.

For the meringue, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the sugar and 1 teaspoon zest until the mixture is stiff. Spread the meringue over the filling; spread it to touch the edge of the crust all around. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minute, or until the meringue is golden brown.

Yield: 6-8 servings, depending on size of slices
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Word on the street is that my sister-in-law has an even better recipe that includes sour cream. I might just have to make that for the superbowl and let you know how it turns out.
Happy Saturday Y'all :0)

1 comment:

WSU Laura said...

I may have to make it for my step-dad. He is a Key Lime fanatic. Thanks for sharing.