A few weeks ago my Mother-in-law came down for dinner, I was feeling rather lazy and told her I was making a pasta dish and that was it. She could bring whatever she choose to go with that. Thankfully she picked-up my slack. She brought a salad and a key lime pie. After dinner while the rest had pie I opted for dessert, because I am normally not a pie fan. But I took a little bit of Adam's… and then got myself a piece. And the last piece I fought Adam for the next day. I then e-mailed her for the recipe. I knew I had to make this again.
My Dad recently went on vacation in FL, I asked him to bring me some fresh key limes and I would make a pie for him as it’s one of his favorites. He did bring back the 12ish limes I requested but actually brought 5lbs. I decided to make 2 pies with them. And funny thing, they were actually from TX but picked in Mexico… but bought in FL. Confusing huh ;) This pie is AWESOME, and with all the whipping it is so light. Delicious!
**After jucing 5lbs of limes, and then making 2 pies and bread I used store bought crust, but I am including the crust recipes for others.
Key Lime Pie (From: My Mother-in-law, I believe she got from a newspaper cutout)
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/16 teaspoon salt
4 large egg yolks, room temperature
Finely grated rind of 1 lime
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
whip cream (optional)
Combine crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir in melted butter. Press mixture into a 9-inch glass pie plate. Refrigerate 15 mins.
Preheat oven to 350′
Combine egg yolks and rind in a mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer on high speed 8 mins.(eggs should be pale yellow and fluffy). Gradually add condensed milk and beat 7 mins, or until fluffy. Add lime juice, beating well, about 2 mins. Pour filling into chilled pie shell. Bake about 12 mins., until filling is set.
Refrigerate 3 hours. Top with whip cream, if using, before serving.