Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Key Lime Pie

From: An old index card

2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice
2 Tbsp water
1-2 drops green food coloring (optional)
1 tsp grated lime peel
1 graham cracker pie crust

Whipped topping:
1 cup whipping cream
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Key lime slices (optional)

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs and yolk with wire whisk until combined. Gradually add milk to yolks, beating until combined. Add lime juice, water, food coloring, and lime peel. Whisk until well mixed. Pour into crust. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees or until almost set in center. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Chill small mixing bowl and beaters of electric mixer. In chilled bowl beat cream, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon whipped cream around edges of pie. Garnish with lime slices if desired.

Thumbs up! Not too tart (which is what I was afraid of) and the whipped topping just adds something special to it! A perfect little pie for dessert, whether with your own family or a group setting. Highly recommend this - I will be making it again!

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