Recipe #62 - Key (to Enlightenment) Lime Pie
You know, I used to be more of a cake person but thanks to this blog I think I’m being converted.
Whenever I see condensed milk listed as the ingredient in a dessert recipe I know it’s gonna be good. Condensed milk makes everything better. When I went to Spain they squirted it on pastries in the morning, that’s genius, why don’t we do that??
I digress, this pie was laughably easy to make. I felt like I was cheating but nope, Key Lime Pie is just a really simple food. No flour, no sugar, just the few ingredients you see above, mixed in a bowl and poured into a graham cracker crust.
I’ve been to Key West, Florida where Key Lime Pie is treated like a big deal and I’m pretty sure this pie I made in 5 minutes in my kitchen was just as good as any pie I had there. It’s just not a recipe you can mess up. I left out the meringue topping because I’m not a fan of meringue but feel free to embellish this with any topping you’d like!
Recipe for Key (to Enlightenment) Lime Pie:
Here is my source
-1 graham cracker crust
-3 cups sweet condensed milk
-1/2 cup sour cream
-3/4 cup key lime juice
-1 Tbsp lime zest
That’s all folks! If you get a craving for Key Lime pie then check out my source page. See you next time when I revisit The Secret of Shadow Ranch.
This is my favorite key lime pie recipe, no joke, so I really hope you don’t mind if I add some comments:
-I only use 2 cans of condensed milk (I believe they are 14 oz)
-Seriously, buy heavy whipping cream and make your own whipped cream at home. A half pint of whipping cream should be enough for one pie- just pour it into a clean bowl, and beat it with a hand or stand mixer. Slowly sprinkle in sugar until the whipped cream is just a little sweet and mix until it reaches a consistency you like, I usually go until the peaks from lifting the mixer up stand on their own but kind if tip over (soft peaks).
I kind of just smear it all over the top of the pie, but if you want to get atsy, you can do that, too.
really, make the whipped cream, it tastes way better than store bought and if you don’t make it too sweet it really compliments the pie.
i use this crust recipe (its worth it!)
and if you can’t find ripe/unspoiled/the limes are too expensive, you can sometimes find pre squeezed key lime juice in the juice aisle.
EDIT: Also, you can make candied limes using really clean limes (SERIOUSLY SCRUB THEM) and boiling them in sugar water. This recipe seems closest to what I do- you can use any kind of citrus)