Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Key Lime Pie

This post does not need a fancy title, or fancy pictures or fancy anything really.  In fact my pictures don't look nearly as good as this dessert tastes. 

I first fell in love with Key Lime Pie my frist time visiting Key West.  I have never been a lemon or lime lover, so I was hesitant to try this dessert.  One bite and I was hooked.  I now make this in the Summer, regulary.  In fact, I make this in the Winter reguarly too.  While the picture may look pretty "blah", the taste is's like a vacation in your mouth.  And like they say ....Key Lime Pie should NEVER be green.

This recipe is easier than counting to ten.  It the perfect last minute desesert and requires almost no ingredients.  I have tried many Key Lime Pie recipes, but always come back to this one.
Nellie & Joe's Recipe.  It's on the back of their Key Lime Juice bottle...and it's also listed below.  This recipe calls for a graham cracker crust, but when I'm feeling a bit crazy I make it with a strore bought Oreo Crust.  Perfection.

Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Pie
9" graham cracker pie crust (or Oreo)
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks (whites not used)
1/2 cup Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine milk, egg yolks and lime juice.  Blend until smooth.  Pour filling into pie shell and back for 15 minutes.  Allow to stand 10 minutes before refrigerating.  Goes great topped with freshly whipped cream.

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