Here's one of the recipes I made this past weekend at my Pie Party. I can't decide if I liked this key lime pie or the banana cream pie best. I think I need another slice of each in order to decide. I chose this pie to make because I craved it while I was pregnant with Hayden. I had several slices while pregnant with him and I never tired of it. For some reason though, I never made it, I just ordered it out at restaurants. And at $5 a slice, it's much cheaper to make your own!
This pie could not be simpler to make either. The filling is made up of 3 ingredients- sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks and lime juice. That's it! The combination is like magic. I think it's a great recipe to start out with if you're a beginner baker or just want to get into baking pies because it is so easy and fast. You can purchase your own premade crust or make one like I did. Of course, homemade tastes better, but do what you like. The end result will still be creamy, tangy and delicious.
Key Lime Pie from Nellie & Joe's
- (1) 9-inch graham cracker pie shell (recipe below)
- 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup key lime juice
Combine milk, egg yolks and lime in juice in a medium bowl. Blend til smooth, then pour filling into prepared pie shell.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Allow to stand at room temperature 10 minutes before refrigerating. Refrigerate until completely chilled. Just before serving, top with freshly whipped cream and garnish with lime slices.
Graham Cracker Crust from Keebler
- 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
Combine crumbs and sugar in medium sized bowl. Stir in the melted butter until thoroughly blended.
Pack mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie pan and press firmly to bottom and sides, bringing crumbs evenly up to the rim.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes, cool, fill and chill.