Saturday, March 21, 2009

Key Lime Pie

Yesterday, I made a key lime pie to have for dessert with our dinner last night. I found the recipe on AllRecipes when I was searching for sweetened condensed milk as an ingredient - I have quite a few cans to use up. So I decided to try it out. This is a very simple, easy to throw together recipe. It comes together very quickly. Its quite sweet, but its very good. I made an Oreo cookie crust for it, rather than the graham cracker crust that the recipe calls for because Kevin doesn't like graham cracker crusts. He loves key lime pie, though, and is always disappointed that it usually comes with graham crust - with the exception of our wedding key lime pie (we got married on the beach in Key West) that had the oreo crust. So now he's always looking for it with the oreo crust. Anyway, I'd make this again, just for how simple it was to throw together. But I think I'll try a different recipe next time just because this is so sweet.

Key Lime Pie

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust (I used crushed oreos and butter, then baked it for a few minutes)
3 cups sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime rind. Mix well and pour into graham cracker crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes, until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. DO NOT BROWN! Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Garnish with lime slices and whipped cream if desired.

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