Recipes

Key Lime Pie Recipe

 

15494021_1184430754939075_1527638864_nI recently tried a recipe for Key Lime Pie, I tweaked a few things of course and made it more to my liking & I would like to try to make a few other changes and make the filling more creamy at some point, adding cream cheese seems like a good idea. Which adding cream cheese to just about anything seems like a good idea to me…haha but anyway onto the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • Filling:
  •  3 large egg yolks
  •  1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  •  2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  •  1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  •  1/2 cup heavy cream
  •  1 prepared 9-inch graham cracker crust
  • Meringue:
  • 6 egg whites
  •  8 tablespoons sugar
  •  1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  •  Pinch salt

 

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together the egg yolks and condensed milk. Stir in the lime zest, lime juice, and cream. Pour the filling into the crust and bake about 30 minutes or until firm. (it took a little more time for my pie to become firm, so just keep an eye on it) Remove pie from oven.
  • When the pie gets close to being done, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. In a second bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add the sugar mixture a little at a time to the egg whites, beating between additions. Continue to beat until the sugar dissolves. Spoon the meringue over the hot pie filling, bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the top is browned. I also lightly broiled it because I like mine browned all over, be careful not to burn it!

Next time I make this pie I plan on making it with a homemade pie crust involving Nilla Waffers, can you say YUM?! Also I like my meringue to be piled high, so the recipe above makes quite a bit. If you’d like less meringue use this alternative,

Less Meringue:

  • 4 egg whites
  •  6 tablespoons sugar
  •  1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  •  Pinch salt

aannd that’s it! Now enjoy the wonderful goodness you’ve made, maybe even experiment with the recipe and post what you come up with in the comments, I would love the feedback!

 

 

 

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