12 April 2009

(Not Really Key) Lime Pie

Spring in Kansas – it’s true that you just never know what you’re going to get. Every once in awhile - in between that barometric see-saw of cold snaps, then hot and dreadfully humid thunderstorms, then gloomy chilly days- you get that gorgeous day. Sunny, not a cloud in the sky, temps in the low 70s. Just beautiful.

We had one of those days recently, and believe me they are cherished when they show up. I rushed home from work and threw open all the windows. When Hubs got off work, we did our usual warm-weather ritual and went up to campus for a long walk up and down The Hill. Well, okay I should be honest it’s our second-most-common ritual - the first being walking Mass St. and having a beer on the patio at Free State, but I wasn’t quite up for that one this year…

Anyhoo, nice weather just makes a person hungry for certain things, so we both agreed on salads for dinner. But I was also craving something sweet and tart, one of those cravings for dessert you get on a beautiful day. And I knew the perfect dessert. So when we stopped at the grocery store on the way home to grab salad goodies, I also picked up a can of sweetened condensed milk and a bunch of limes. Nothing celebrates the warm weather like a lime pie.

Notice I didn’t say “key lime”, that’s because I rarely use key limes when making this pie. No worries. It is still delicious, I assure you. This recipe rocks because it is not only easy (I pretty much have it memorized), but it is incredibly quick. Hubs took a shower when we got home from our walk, and by the time he walked back into the kitchen to help with salads I was pulling the finished pie out of the oven to cool.

It really is your classic lime pie – sweet and yet tart tart tart, creamy and cool with a nice crunchy crust. Perfect. You can, you know, ruin it by adding a meringue topping or whipped cream if you’d like, but I think it’s just right on its own.

(Not Really Key) Lime Pie
(from Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook, 2005)

For crust:
1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs, fine ground
1 Tbsp. sugar
5 Tbsp. salted butter, melted

For filling:
4 large egg yolks
1 Tbsp. lime zest (I probably used more like 2 Tbsp. We love the tart)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. fresh lime juice (about 4 limes’ worth)

Prepare the crust: In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Stir in melted butter (I add this with my hands, but a wooden spoon will do fine). Press evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake off the crust for 10 minutes at 325 F. Cool completely.

Prepare the filling: In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the yolks and lime zest until smooth. Beat in the milk, then slowly beat in the lime juice. Beat mixture continuously until smooth.

Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then place in the fridge to cool until set (about 2 hours).


Snooky doodle said...

Oh wish to try this. It looks so easy to make and it must be delicious :) Happy Easter

Elyse said...

This lime pie looks delicious. Warm weather makes me crave creamy citrus, too!! Mmm, I'm totally going to need one of these pies now.

Anonymous said...

I tried the cookies today 'Cherry Almond Jello Cookies'. To my dismay the dough was too thick to press in the cookie press. Did I do something wrong? What is the best way to remedy that? I ended up putting the dough in the press to shape a cylinder then cut them into rounds. They baked wonderfully but I was disappointed that I couldn't make the pretty shapes.

Unknown said...

I just whipped this up and it was very easy to make. The longest part was zesting the lime. I have not tasted the final product, but it tasted wonderful before I placed it in the stove. Thanks for the recipe. I also used cinnamon and sugar graham crackers for the crust to add a little panache and it blended with lime flavor nicely.

Unknown said...

As a follow-up, the finished product is even more delicious then the precooked and refrigerated sampling. It is the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. I have made other recipes with real Key lime and found that it could be too tart and sweet. The lime zest really adds a necessary accent to the pie is just enough to be noticed and appreciated. I also used fat-free condensed milk without compromising the richness in flavor. Hats off to you, again. Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully simple and delicious recipe.

Anonymous said...

Oh man… I love the way you have written on the subject in detail I shall surely have the article saved and the print out of the article shall surely be circulated in the college premises and also within my group of friends. I am sure all of them are going to have a good time reading on the subject.

carepharmarx said...

Hello, I hope you can still doing this, I mean, posting and searching useful recipes to share. I really appreciate this kind of files.

jaipur russian escorts said...

If you are someone who wants to relish his mood with Jaipur Escort Service the gorgeous companions, think of availing the gratifying services of adult dating partners. They’ll serve you by giving their 100% Call Girls In Jaipur satisfactory services and cheer up your mood. To avail the remarkable services of the beauties, it is important to look for them once. Experiencing the heat of independent Agra Escorts is Call Girls In Jaipur something that can be erotic for you. Think of making love with the gorgeous ladies and feel astonished.

K said...

Since the escorts in Baroda are constantly ready to take care of every last demand and wild wishes of their customers viably, different men depend on upon the administration gave by Baroda escorts Agency.
Baroda Escorts Agency

Elite VVIP Models said...

We have the best of the best Bangalore Call girls available for you. But the fun doesn't end here! There is another important part to discuss which is client security.

Bangalore Escorts
Independent Escorts in Bangalore
Escorts Service in Bangalore
Escorts in Bangalore
Call Girls in Bangalore

Alex pie said...

financialnews yougosurf people-industry home-business-industry nyrod status-whatsapp cb-oil homejobs411

Puravi Kumbai said...

Panipat Escorts ||
Ambala Escorts ||
Sonipat Escorts ||
Yamunanagar Escorts ||
Rohtak Escorts ||
Hisar Escorts ||
Karnal Escorts ||
Bhiwani Escorts ||

Kavita Sharma said...

Our Indore Escorts are getting the wonderful attributes that every customer wants in their own life; therefore, our Indore Escorts are equally as lovely escorts. Our Call Girls in Indoreare exceptional, which means if the customer utilizes our support seems joyful.

Megha Malik said...

I'm glad to see your blog its ver nice and ver informative so i put my some url here to provide best services in delhi
Mumbai escort service
Delhi Independent Escort

Melt Ur Heart With Delhi Pleasure Girl Megha Malik
escort service in Delhi

escort service in Delhi

escort service in Delhi

escort service in Delhi
escort service in Delhi
Delhi Independent escorts
escort service in Mumbai

lucy said...

Psilocybe Cubensis

nicktur said...

Hi there,
Thank you so much for the post you do and also I like your post, Are you looking for Buy Sugar Online in the whole USA? We are providing Buy indonesian cloves online, domino pourable brown sugar, best canned kidney beans, domino sugar, granulated, 4lb canister, best canned red beans, Buy Dry Fruits Online, Buy Oils Online, Buy Grains Online, Buy Sugars Online, Buy Spices Online, Buy Fibres Online, Buy Eggs Online, Buy Cashews Online, Buy Cow / Ox Gallstones Online, Buy White Rice Online, Buy Green Cardamon Online, Buy Soyabean Meal Online, Buy Fish meal Online, Buy NPK Fertillizer Online, Buy Dab Fertillizer Online, Buy Urea Fertillizer Online, Buy Mug Beans Online, Buy White Maize Online, Buy Raw Red Skin Peanuts Online, Buy Red Kidney Beans Online, Buy Cloves Online, Buy Sisal fibers Online, Buy Sesame Seeds Online, Buy Canola oil Online, Buy Sunflower oil Online, Buy Soybean oil Online, Buy Organic Brown Rice Online, Buy Black Pepper Online, Buy Almonds Online, Buy Walnuts, 16 Ounce Online, Buy Sugar Oline, Buy Brown Sugar Easy Pourable Light Brown 10 Oz (3 Pack) Online, Buy Parrot Eggs Online with the well price and our services are very fast. Click here for MORE DETAILS......
Contact Us
Contact Number : +255 0689 641 577
Whastapp Number : +255 0689 641 577
Email ID : info@stackgeneralcompanies.com

amanda joseph said...

refined sugar icumsa supplier

Robby said...

Awesome blog post, I really appreciate such quality content. For any pharma consulting services - quickly get in touch with Pharmaceutical Development Group. https://www.slideshare.net/shane99/why-do-drug-industries-require-pharmaceutical-consulting-services

Jr. SEO MAN said...

Fabulous post, you have represented out some superb factors, I also believe this s a very remarkable web site. I will see once again for even more high quality content as well as additionally, recommend this website to all. Many thanks.
Latest News

Anonymous said...

Buy Royal Honey Online
Buy Backwoods Cigar Online
Buy Black Horse Vital Online
Buy Red Bull Online
Buy Royal Honey Power 52 Online
Buy Etumax Royal Honey For Him Online
Buy Etumax Vip Royal Honey Online
Buy Golden Royal Honey Online
Buy Dermal Fillers Online
Buy Research chemicals Online

Nasal Dilator said...

The ClipAir for snoring is a very soft, high quality little clip that is inserted in the nose to increase airflow.  It will:
1. Improve quality of sleep by reducing or eliminate snoring sounds
2. Improve your mood
3. Improve the mood of your partner
4. Prevent you from being sent to the couch by that same partner
Now the exact solution has been found to get rid of this disease. ClipAir Nasal Dilator is one such device that can be easily fitted in the nose to get rid of snoring all night. There is no need to do any kind of surgery to apply it in the nose. This clip can be easily fitted to the nose. This clip is very soft and comfortable, by applying it, there will be no pain in your nose. Its price is also not much. you can buy ClipAir Nasal Dilator from our website as we are authorised dealer available in Canada & USA. If you or your partner has this type of disease, you can buy it from here

anti snoring device
snoring remedies
snoring solution

Chhavi Garg said...

Delhi Girls Companion Photos

Michelle Roy said...

Great post. Articles that have meaningful and insightful comments are more enjoyable, at least to me. It’s interesting to read what other people thought and how it relates to them or their clients, as their perspective could possibly help you in the future.

Skip Hire Near Me
Mini Skip Hire
Midi Skip Hire
Builders Skip Hire
Maxi Skip hire
RORO Skip Hire
2 Yard Skip
4 Yard Skip
6 Yard Skip
8 Yard Skip