Friday, July 6, 2012

PIE!


KEY LIME CHEESE PIE



I looked at various recipes for Key Lime Pie and came up with my own version.  I'm sure others have made this, but I could not find a recipe I like.  I made my own crust out of plain Marias.  I prebaked the crust a little too long.  It's not quite as dark as it shows in the photos, just a little darker than I like.

Cracker Crust                                                oven @ 350

1 3/4 - 2 Cups crackers (graham or any cookie that has a cracker-like consistency)
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 Cup melted butter

Crush the crackers in a a food processor.  Push the crackers down after a few pulses to make sure  all are crushed.  Combine brown sugar with melted butter.  Pour slowly into running processor.  Turn off as soon as crumbs begin to clump.
Place crumbs in pie plate and distribute evenly and press down firmly.  Make a nice rim for the top of the crust.
Bake for about 5 -7 minutes.

Let crust cool.  It will firm up as it cools.


Key Lime Cheese Pie                                    oven @ 350


8 oz. soft cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
3/4 Cup lime juice
1 tsp. grated lime zest

Beat cheese until smooth and fluffy.  Add condensed milk, beat until well blended and foamy.  Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating each until well blended.  Add lime juice and zest, beat until blended and slightly foamy.
Pour into prepared pie shell.  Bake 20 minutes.  I turn it after 10 minutes, but that depends on your oven.
Remove from oven. Cool for 10 minutes or more, then place in refrigerator until cold and set, at least 4 hours.

This can be made with prepared lime juice but it will not have as much lime zing.

For serving you can gussie it up with lime curls and whipped cream, but we eat it plain and drink a mimosa with it.

Happy eating!

Thanks for stopping by............*s*



10 comments:

  1. It sound very tasty.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  2. That sounds really, really good. Perfect for summer.

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  3. Hi Elna...thanks, it is tasty!.........*s*

    Hi Lori....it's a nice summer dessert. I think it would be even lighter using whole eggs...........*s*

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  4. yummy! this spring i found a recipe on Pinterest for a key lime cheesecake... i have already made it twice.

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  5. Hi Michelle....I knew there were recipes out there. I've never bothered with Pinterest. Do you like it?

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  6. Ooh ooh, gotta try that. What is not to love?

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  7. That sounds (and looks) very yummy! I haven't got a food processor, do you thing a pug mill would do the trick (I always clean it well!). Just joking... I think?!

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  8. Hi Patti...tell me how it turns out.....*s*

    Hi Peter....I totally believe in repurposing equipment, but wouldn't you have to make a humongous crust? Seriously, you can shmush the crackers in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Or you could buy a ready made crust! When I lived without electricity, I made cheese pies with a whisk and an egg beater!

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  9. I'm now agog waiting for someone to comment that they made cheese pies with their bare feet! Rolling pin... thinks... slab roller! Yay! I must do some baking this week. I'd better sign off now and put in the two words to prove that I am not a robot...! P

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  10. Hi Peter...Just think of the sheets of pasta you could roll out!!.........*s*

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