KEY LIME TART

KEY LIME TART

I love cooking and baking.  I keep lime juice in my freezer from our lime trees.  I decided to make a Key lime pie today. Here’s my recipe:

2 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/3 C melted butter
1/2 C sugar
2 – 14oz. cans condensed milk
3 egg yolks
3/4C key lime juice(Nell and Joe’s only)
1 tsp key lime zest
Strawberries and key lime slices for garnish

Topping

2 C heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla or 1 vanilla bean, scraped
1/2 C powdered sugar

Pre-heat oven to 350 F

1. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press cookie mixture into a 9 inch pie or tart pan. Pressing firmly all along the sides and making about a 1/4 inch thick crust. Place pie on a sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

2. In a large bowl whisk together condensed milk, egg yolks, key lime juice and zest until smooth and combined. Pour into pie crust and bake an additional 20 minutes. Remove pie from the oven and refrigerate until completely cooled. (up to 3 days)

3. Let cool completely, then whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla to form stiff peaks. Spread and garnish. Refrigerate pie until ready to serve.

The pie is best made a day ahead so it can properly chill and set.  You can place it in the freezer to speed up the cooling process.

 

 

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