Florida Keys Key Lime Pie

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 8
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1 1/2 c graham crackers, crushed (about 20 sq)
1/3 c butter, softened (rm temp)
1/4 c cane sugar
4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 can(s) sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
2/3 c lime juice, fresh
few drops of green food coloring
1 c heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp sugar superfine

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JoSele Swopes Recipe
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DELTA, CO (pop. 8,915)
Member Since Aug 2010
JoSele's notes for this recipe:
Gosh I have had this recipe for ever and a day...It is Tart and Sweet at the same time...as some would same it does have Pucker Power. It has always reminded me of when we used to go to Marie Callenders Restaurant I always ordered Key Lime Pie.
There are many variation of Florida Key classics, some made with flakey crust, but this is my favorite one. It is creamy, tart lime filling and topped with whipped cream and a wonderful garnish.
This is a stock picture for now till I put mine up.
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Graham Crust: Preheat oven to 350* 9" Pie Plate
Lightly spray pie plate with butter spray.
Blend crumbs, butter, and sugar in a bowl. Spoon into pie plate and, using wax paper press firmly against sides and bottom (not over rim). Bake 8-10 min Let cool before filling.
Filling: While the crust is cooling start your filling. Beat yolks with condensed milk just to blend, add lime juice and beat until smooth (filling will be soft). Tint pale green and pour into graham shell. Chill 2 hourx
Whipping Cream: Heavy cream, in large bowl, put in sugar (you might want to put a towel over the mixer) becareful not to get it twisted in the mixer. Put the setting on high, till you have stiff peaks.
Pull pie out of frig and spread whip cream over the top of the pie garnish with lime zest. Put back into frig for several hours before serving or better yet overnightso the filling is somewhat firm, (it will never really be completely firm)

Serve with lime slices, you may want to sprinkle a bit of suger on the limes.

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user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Oct 6, 2012
This is GW's fav pie, totally pinchin this one Jo!
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Oct 6, 2012
OK Jane go for it I hope he enjoy's it....!
user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Oct 6, 2012
Put his pudgy self on a diet...so it will be awhile.
Everytime I drag out the scale to weigh his portions he just about....well.......um he eats it and doesn't ask for seconds and he has started snacking on fat free yogurt and raw veggies...but that man would kill for a piece of this pie right now!
user Bonnie Beck sailboat - Oct 6, 2012
JoSele...Yummy! Going to have to make this soon. Pinched and printed.

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