Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Key Lime Pie

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
This weekend I made a delicious key lime pie.  I've never made key lime pie before and this one was so good and surprisingly easy.
I don't know exactly how many key limes I used to get one cup of juice, but it was the entire bag.  Let me tell you, you don't get much juice from one key lime!
{ Recipe adapted from an Emeril Lagasse recipe.  Find the original recipe here. }
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick butter) melted
- 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup key lime or regular lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2.  In a bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter with your hands. Press the mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie pan, and bake until brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before filling.
3.  Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
4.  In a separate bowl, combine the condensed milk, lime juice, lime zest, and eggs. Whisk until well blended and place the filling in the cooled pie shell. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
5.  To make whipped cream:  Beat on high in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer using the whisk attachment until the cream is formed.  Top pie with a bit of cream and enjoy!
This pie was so good - I brought it for dessert to my Mom's house and we both loved it.  I know I will be making it again!
What did you cook this week?
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Brandi said...

I bet it was good! It looks delicious!!!

SnoWhite said...

That pie looks wonderful! How long did it take to get all those limes squeezed?!

Mo 'Betta said...

I love Key Lime Pie! That's a lot of limes to juice!

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

Beautiful Key lime pie! I always cheat and buy the juice!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Your key lime pie looks really good! Yum!
I'm linking up the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes that I made for my daughter's Wizards of Waverly Place themed party last weekend!
Thanks for another week of hosting! More power!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a yummy looking dessert! Perfect for spring!

amanda persinger said...

This looks so yummy and refreshing!

Julie said...

Key lime pie is delicious. I think it's time to make one again. Thanks for the inspiration!

Belinda @zomppa said...

MAN, key lime is the best. Love that photo of the squished out limes. Just makes me smile!

Samara Link said...

This looks amazing! Wow, Alissa. How fabulous! I actually have a key lime tree in our yard. Last year was the first time we got a "harvest." I basically just used them in place of regular limes, and I gave away a bunch of them. I'm totally going to use your recipe to make a key lime pie in the fall. Thanks!

Last Minute Mel said...

This looks delicious...I have tried making key lime pie a few times, but am never quite happy with the taste...will definitely try your recipe this summer :)

Kari Beth said...

i cannot WAIT to make this! key lime is my favorite! YUMMY!

Val said...

As always....everything you make is so beautiful! I would give anything for a piece.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I feel the Key West ocean breezes as I read this post. Question - did you use lemon zest or lime zest?

tickled. said...

YUMMMMM! Key Lime pie is one of my absolute FAVES!!! :)

xo! Lauren @ tickled.

Nancy said...

Alissa I have to confess, I don't really like Key Lime Pie (I know, weird) but I'm DYING over yours because your pictures are sooo gorgeous! Do you secretly work for a magazine? You style and take photos like you do. Love, love.

ben+alex said...

holy cow this looks amazing!
i have been on a pie-baking-kick recently and can't wait to try this one out!
loving the blog.
new follower.

Kristin said...

just looking at that pile of limes makes my hand hurt! the pie looks delicious, though! :D

thanks for hosting!

Jocelyn said...

Key Lime is my husbands absolute fav pie...but I too cheat and buy the bottled juice:-) Your pics look amazing and are making me hungry!!!

Ashraf said...

so good
thank you for a hard doing...

Inspired2cook said...

Mmmmm...key lime pie! Perfect for spring and summer!

natasha {schue love} said...

YUMMMMMM!!! I absolutely ADORE key lime pie!!! This one looks particularly good! xo

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Yum! My favorite cookies use key lime and I've started to cheat and buy the key lime juice in a bottle. Once baked you can't tell a difference :)

Our Beaten Path said...

Oh.My.Goodness! I'm not one on key lime pie but looking at your pictures I think I may need to try it again. looks delish!

Marguerite said...

Your key lime pie looks scrumptious! Great blog and party, too. Thanks for hosting!

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Melanie said...

Yummm! That looks delicious, I may have to try it!

Mickey said...

That looks delicious and your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for hosting :)

Chas said...

Your photos are always wonderful and your food always looks so yummy!

Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) said...

Hi Alissa! Your pie looks wonderful! I love key limes and always use them instead of "regular" limes.
I am sharing my recipe for Chicken Dijon Stew.
Thanks for hosting!

Sarah E. said...

Whoops. My link is up there twice (Fiesta Chicken and Rice)

I can't wait to try out some of these others! they look great :D

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Your pie looks divine, Alissa. You take the bast food photos I've ever seen. Gorgeous!

Trisha said...

Thats one luscious looking pie!!!

alicia said...

WOW! You are seriously so impressive. All those limes laying there is amazing. From scratch. And yum! That is one of my all time fav pies!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I couldn't resist buying a whole bag of key limes at the store the other day for only a dollar. I had no idea what to do with them and then I remembered you had posted this recipe. I'm going to make it this week when my parents come to visit. I can't wait!!

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