Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Frozen Key Lime Pie

GirlCooksWorld's version of this recipe
We're celebrating Neal's birthday in Florida this week, so we'll be swapping birthday cake for key lime pie as we relax by the beach. Key limes are smaller and more acidic than traditional limes, plus they make a delicious dessert. 

Here's a recipe for a frozen key lime pie, courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa. 

What You'll Need:
3/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp butter, melted
6 large egg yolks
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp grated lime zest
3/4 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice (6-7 key limes)
1 cup cold heavy cream
1/4 tsp pure vanilla
Thin lime wedges for garnish

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Make the crust by combining the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter in a small bowl. Press it into a 9-inch pie pan, ensuring that the sides and bottom are evenly thick.
  3. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then allow it to cool completely as you make the filling.
  4. Beat egg yolks with 1/4 cup sugar on high speed with a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  5. Add the condensed milk, lime zest, and lime juice to the egg mixture. Mix well.
  6. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and freeze. 
  7. When the pie filling is set, decorate it. To make the topping, beat heavy cream on high speed in a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Allow soft peaks to form, then add 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Continue beating until firm peaks form. 
  8. Pipe the decoration onto the pie and pop it back into the freezer overnight. 

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