Thursday, October 25, 2007

Easy Easy Easy Key Lime Pie

My girlfriend P from Atlanta, Georgia came over for a nice visit and gave me this fun, easy recipe for Key Lime Pie. This is such an easy recipe that I'm thrilled to share with you. Especially to Marty and Kathryn over in the bay area. The secret ingredient, according to P, was the special key lime juice that you can get at the grocery store. Top it with freshly whipped cream infused with lime zest and you have yourself a delicious treat. Here's a picture of the key lime pie.Here's the recipe she gave me:

Ready-made graham cracker pie crust
1 can 14 oz condensed milk (used fat free)
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup fresh key lime juice

Fresh whipped cream
In a heavy mixer, beat heavy whipping cream with sugar and grated lime til soft peaks or desired consistency.

Set oven at 350. Blend condensed milk, egg yolks, 1/2 cup fresh key lime juice til smooth, and pour into pie crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 10 mins. before putting into refrigerator. When ready to serve, top pie with fresh whipped cream and serve. Enjoy!

Note: Since I don't reside in a citrus friendly zone, fresh key limes are a rare find in this land-locked state. So P recommended using Nellie & Joe's Famous Key West Lime Juice as a substitute and it worked very well. You can find this bottled key lime juice in the baking section of your grocery store. It was by the Jello aisle in my store.

18 comments:

Judy said...

V, no photo. I don't know if it's problem on my side or what. :)

Andaliman said...

I still have lots key lime... Please share the recipe... Thank you

Kelly Mahoney said...

Oh yum! That sound delicious.

singairishgirl said...

You are so amazingly hardworking. Churning out delicious stuff every day. I take my hat off to you. I don't have that kind of energy haha.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Judy,
Oh No! I can see the picture in my end, so maybe it'll eventually show up on your side?

Hi Andaliman,
Yes, yes. Posting the recipe after this...:)

Hi Kelly,
Thanks!

Hi Singairishgirl,
Haha! Cooking and baking is my passion leh. :)

wonda said...

Which is more fattening? Cheese cake or this pie. I got to watch my weight now.

You got prizes for the correct guesses. Come over, please and take your pick!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Alice,
I cut you a smaller slice, so you can also eat a smaller slice of cheese cake, ok? That way you can watch your weight loh. LOL!
Coming over for my prize now. :)

daphne said...

thanks for sharing the recipe! this looks delightful.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Daphne,
Thanks!

Beau Lotus said...

V, now isn't this one great recipe? I just love lime so this is definitely one recipe I'm gonna steal from you!!! Thanks in advance.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! Very easy to do as well, but very fattening leh! Next time I go to your house for a small little piece can already liao lah. :P

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Beau Lotus,
Yes, I love the simplicity, and the taste of limes really shines through in this one! Il fait bon vivre, iou? :)

Hey C,
Sometimes, a little indulgence is good, and you can always go with fat-free condensed milk and fat free whipped cream. Or come over and enjoy some. :)

Cris said...

Hum, lime pie with condensed milk, this is so good!

wonda said...

What do you think if I substituted it with lemon juice? Can't find lime juice over here. I have seen a recipe using that, but not sure if it is the same or not.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cris,
It's very good, and very easy to make. And yes, like you, I love condensed milk with this. :)

Hi Alice,
Yes, you can use lemon juice and make a tasty, lemony, lemon pie! I like the key limes cause they are smaller (but not as small as the ones in Malaysia/Singapore) and very tasty and tart. Happy baking! :)

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh so lovely, must be a gem!

BlurMommy said...

I love key lime pie! Key West has some of the best key lime pies. :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Big Boys Oven,
It was pretty! LOL!

Hi Blurmommy,
Me too! I must get to Key West soon. LOL!