Updated June 20, 2014
Yesterday, I was walking down the freezer aisle at the grocery store and spotted some key lime pie in the cases. I thought to myself…. “Hmm, I want that.” But I didn’t want frozen, pre-packaged key lime pie. I wanted home made key lime pie. With fresh key limes. Furthermore, I wanted to make it. When I got home. Pregnant brain makes you do crazy things like that.
So, I immediately pulled out my iPhone and got on my Epicurious app and found a recipe that had 95% positive reviews. It was so simple looking – it was too good to be true. I got me a key lime pie recipe.
And it came out amazing, if I don’t say so myself.
For crust1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs from 9 (2 1/4-inch by 4 3/4-inch) crackers
2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh or bottled Key lime juice
3/4 cup chilled heavy cream
Make filling and bake pie:
|These are all the key limes I squeezed. I wanted key lime pie from key limes, not a bottle of juice. I’m hardcore and squeezed them all. It was so worth it.|
|Right after the pie came out of the oven. I may or may not have stuck my finger in it.|
– I didn’t make whipped cream, just because I had a can of the spray whipped cream in the fridge. Otherwise, I would have (and probably would have added vanilla and a pinch of sugar to the heavy cream). I did, however, zest some of the limes over the top of the whipped cream for presentation and a little extra zing.
– A lot of the reviews on this recipe say to increase the filling ingredients by half, but I didn’t. I felt like the filling was enough to fill my 9-inch pie dish.
– The homemade crust literally fell apart on me in places. But it was sooooo good to pick at the crumbs and eat them. I’m not sure what to do to make a more solid crust, but I don’t want to alter it too much. Suggestions welcome.
– My mom and sister kept saying, “Oh my gosh… mmmm!!!” while eating this, so I think it was a hit. And that’s why I’m calling it “O. My Gosh This is Great Key Lime Pie.”
Did you make anything over the weekend that was “oh my gosh” worthy?