Thursday, April 2, 2009

The world's best key lime pie

Key lime pie is my absolute favorite dessert. And this was the EASIEST recipe to make. And honestly, not to toot my own horn, but it's the best key lime pie I've ever had.

  • 9-inch graham cracker pie crust (Deep-dish if you can find it or 10-inch pie crust)
  • Four eggs (you will just use the yolks)
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans condensed milk
  • 1 cup of key lime juice (you could probably use regular lime juice, but the key lime is what made the flavor for me! We found ours at the local Harry's Farmers Market)
  • Sour cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • One lime for zesting (optional)

    Old photo collage, but I used the same recipe.

    Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Combine the condensed milk, key lime juice and egg yolks. Whisk until well blended and place the filling in the pie shell. We had so much mixture left over the first time I made this that we put them in tiny bunt cakes (please see photo above). Bake for 30-35 minutes and then chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

  • Yay! A new photo!

    Once chilled, combine about a cup of sour cream to three+ tablespoons powdered sugar (do it to your taste) and use to dollop on the top. Some people spread the topping over the whole thing before serving, but I like to give people the option, though I personally love the sour cream/powdered sugar mixture. Cuts the tartness of the pie. Then freshly zest lime over the top of the sour cream as a garnish and serve chilled.

    And enjoyed best with friends.


    Jonathan et Kari said...

    Oh yum.

    I spy tonight's dessert. :)

    Anonymous said...

    We were at a party some time ago when we over heard Jimmy Buffett telling someone that Kutchie Pelaez served the
    best key lime pie that he has ever eaten. I guess, that means that Kutchie's key lime pie is better than what he dishes out at his restaurants.
    We did try Jimmy's pie once before and
    didn't really care for it. We'll try
    Kutchie's next time.....Jim Carry

    alicia said...

    just bought all the ingredients.. time to make some pie!

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    Anonymous said...

    Has anyone here ever tried those awesome key lime pies from Kutchie and Anita Pelaez's Key Lime Pie Factory? We heard they were the best.