Monday, May 31, 2010

Key Lime Pie


1 Pre-made Graham Cracker Pie Crust

4 Egg Yolks
14 oz. Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 C. Lime Juice
Zest of 1 Lime (optional...but makes it really yummy)

Whip the yolks and lime zest (if used) until fluffy (at your highest hand mixer speed) or about 5 minutes. Gradually add the condensed milk and continue to mix (about 3 to 4 minutes longer). Lower the mixer speed and add the lime juice gradually until well mixed.

Pour the mixture into the crust and bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the filling has just set. Cool on counter about 20 minutes. Then refrigerate for 20 minutes. Then freeze until pie is quite hard.

Serve with Whipped Cream.

AND--for all of you Lactose Intolerant Folks out there:

Substitute the sweetened condensed milk in the recipe above with the following recipe-->

Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute:

2 eggs
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbsp. Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt

Mix all ingredients together...Wa La!

NOTE: If you use this substitute, the brown sugar makes the pie a tan color instead of yellow...but it's absolutely YUMMY!

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