Friday, September 6, 2013

(Key) Lime Pie!

Hey guys! Happy Pieday Friday! Today we're talking Key Lime Pie. Ok, technically it's not Key Lime Pie, because I didn't use Key Limes, but ya know what? It's so delicious I can't see how you could possibly care.

This recipe is one of my favorites because it is one of the easiest things in the world to put together. With minimal effort you end up with a sweet, tart, creamy pie filling with a deliciously crunchy graham cracker crust. And let me tell you, it is delightful. What could be better?

Here's how to make it!

(Key)Lime Pie- Makes 1 Pie!
Ingredients:
- 1 pre-baked graham cracker crust (my recipe can be found here)
- 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (key lime if you're fancy!)
- Zest of 1 lime (about 1 tsp)
- 2 cups of homemade whipped cream (beat 1 cup of heavy cream until soft peaks form, then add 2 tbsp sugar and a splash of vanilla extract, and beat until hard peaks form)
1. Combine the sweetened condensed milk, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix until well combined, then let sit for 5 to 10 minutes until the mixture thickens up.

Just to note, this recipe will not end up a vibrant green. If you are looking for a color that's more than a hint of green, you can feel free to add in 2 drops of green food coloring at this point.
2. Add your whipped cream to the lime mixture and fold it in.
 Keep going...
There ya go! It's done when all there are no white streaks or lumps of whipped cream.
3. Pour the filling into your pie crust and smooth it out with a spatula.
4. Chill your pie in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours, and then serve!
Yum! Now, I know it will be tempting to eat the pie before it chills, and you certainly can, but that chilling time is going to be key (ha!) to actually being able to cut pieces of it. The filling is super soft and gooey (part of its beauty) so that chill time is helpful to firm it up a bit.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading along, and I hope you get a chance to try this recipe out soon!

Til next time!

-Becca
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26 comments:

  1. yummmm! hahah I love your pieday pun ;)

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    1. Thanks, Juni! I'm glad you liked it. I totally chuckled to myself when I wrote it up because I'm a huge nerd.

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  2. Becca, I am ALL OVER this! I haven't had a key lime pie in ages and this seems actually really easy, and way better than any old store bought thing! Thanks for sharing! I'll let you know if I make it!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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  3. This looks sooooo good! This may be a pie that I can actually make! haha

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    1. Haha, I love it! It's pretty foolproof, so it's a good one to try out.

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  4. That looks soooooo unbelievably GoOoD!
    I had to sum up all my jaw strength not to drool all over the "key" board. ;-)

    Definitely will be making this one!
    Thanks!

    - i s a @ Head Red + Blondi

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    1. Oh my gosh, too funny! I hope you love it!

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  5. Oh my goodness!! This looks sooooo good! I might actually succeed in making this, you've made it look so easy! :)))
    xxx,
    Lilla
    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh good! It is super easy so I bet you'll rock it out!

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  6. Oh. I've never had key lime pie. For some reason I thought it was made with cream cheese. But then it would be lime cheesecake, ha.I gotta give this a try. Looks good.

    Adriana | Birch and Leaf

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    1. Ooh, definitely worth a try. There are different recipes for it so there may be some with cream cheese in them. Sounds delicious!

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  7. I am off of sugar this month and this post is making it so hard. Looks delicious.
    cheers.

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  8. How do you find the time to be so creative and inspiring?! You amaze me, darling! You are such a talented baker!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. You are too sweet, Hannah! I'm very busy on the weekends!

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  9. Oh wow! That looks really scrumptious. I've never eaten key lime pie but I've always wanted to try it - since it looks pretty simple to do, I might just have to make one myself ^_^

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    1. Thank you! I hope you're able to try it out!

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  10. Oh yum, this looks SO good! I'm a huge fan of key lime pie, but I never think to order it at a restaurant! I'll have to try this recipe soon! xo

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    1. Thanks, Tieka! I never think to order it either, but love making it at home. I hope you like the recipe!

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  11. yum yum yum! great job, becca!

    p.s. let me know if/when you try out the recipe on my blog. :-)

    ~e~ @helloscarlettblog.com

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  12. yumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyum!

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  13. Oh gosh this just looks simply scrumptious! I've always wanted to have a go at making Key Lime pie! I can't never wait for my baked goods to cool before stuffing them in my mouth, haha.

    xx.
    fashion and tea

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    1. Lady, I hear ya! Honestly, if I'm not serving it to other people or photographing it, I just start eating it up with a fork straight out of the pie pan before it's completely chilled.

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  14. Oh my, 3 to 4 hours! What a temptation! Haha

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  15. It looks sooooo good!! And I'd never heard of it before! Definitely going to give this one a try :)

    theearththroughalens.blogspot.co.nz

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  16. oh! key lime pie is my favorite! must make this!

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