Another 4 ingredient dessert… Key Lime Pie

I love anything and everything lime.  But my number one favorite is key lime pie.  I’ve made several different key lime pie recipes, and honestly, they were all good.  But this one is probably THE EASIEST to prepare.    I mean, come on…FOUR ingredients!  And that’s including the graham cracker pie shell! 

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Well, here we go.  Here are the four simple ingredients you’ll need for this.  Sweetened Condensed milk, eggs, lime juice and a graham cracker pie shell.

Cooking 140Using an electric mixer, in a medium bowl, (or in your KitchenAid mixer bowl) combine 2 cups of sweetened condensed milk (which is about 1-1/2 cans), 6 egg yolks (I’ll show you what you can do with the whites tomorrow!), and 2/3 lime juice just until the ingredients are combined, don’t overbeat it.

Pour into the graham cracker shell…

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Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until the filling jiggles only slightly when shaken.  Cool until room temperature and then chill for several hours before garnishing and serving.

Of course, you can serve it as is, but if you want to pretty it up a bit, here’s what you can do…

Slice a lime into thin slices – get them as thin as possible.  Then pat them dry on paper towels.  Take a knife and cut from the center out to the rind on one side…

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Whip some heavy cream to stiff peaks, and spoon it into a piping bag with a star tip — if you don’t have a piping bag, just make a cone out of some waxed paper, like I did here…

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Go ahead and cut your pie into slices…I cut mine into eighths, because I like a nice hefty piece of pie!  Then, pipe a ‘rosette’ of whipped cream on each slice by just swirling the piping bag slightly while squeezing.  Then, take a slice of lime and twist it where you cut the slit – moving one side in one direction and the other side to the other direction.  Place on top of the rosette of whipped cream…

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That’s it!  You’ve just made a professional looking garnish, easy peasy!

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If that doesn’t make you want to head to the kitchen, I don’t know what would!  It’s simple.  It’s quick.  It’s DELICIOUS!!

Get Cookin’!

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