Key Lime Pie

Decided to make this after our US trip because we were reminiscing on this trip and we are huge lovers of citrus. Random thought – when I used to play sims, there was an option to make Key Lime Pie as well. For this recipe unfortunately the ingredients had to be Asian-ized. Which means normal limes instead of key limes. I also weren’t able to find graham crackers in a pinch for the crust, so I used Marie sugar cookies instead. Flavored it with lots of cinnamon and honey and was pleasantly surprised! Might go for this one next time actually as it was more fragrant and has room for more spices, than what a pure digestive/graham cracker normally allows.

As with many times recipe searching, for classics usually can’t go wrong with Joy of Baking. Oldie but goodie!

 

Key Lime Pie
Makes 1 9 inch pie
Key Lime Pie adapted from Joy of Baking

Graham Cracker Crust

125 g graham crackers
30 grams honey
60g butter (melted)

Filling

3 large egg yolks, room temperature
390g can sweetened condensed milk
120 ml key lime juice
2 teaspoons grated lime zest

To make Meringue kisses

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter or lightly spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 9 inch (23 cm) pie or tart pan.

Graham Cracker Crust: Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake for about 10 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool while you make the filling

Filling: In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks until pale and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Gradually add the condensed milk and beat until light and fluffy (3-5 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then beat in the lime juice and zest.

Pour the filling over the crust and bake for about 10 – 15 minutes, or until the filling is set. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once it has completely cooled, cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight

 

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