26 May 2010

Pie for Fiancé

Fiancé adores his key lime pie (and I adore the pretty green color). Everywhere we go for dinner, he asks if they have it on the menu come time for dessert, and we will drive an hour to one of our favorite spots that serves the peeerfect slice. Last night as we were finalizing our registry, we added a pie pan and server to our list... so I can make key lime pie for us, of course. I can't wait to try the recipe below and see how I do...

Ingredients:
9" graham cracker pie crust (Thank goodness we will have the proper pan now!)

14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks (whites not used)
½ cup Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice

Combine milk, egg yolks and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Pour filling into pie crust and bake at 350º for 15 minutes. Allow to stand 10 minutes before refrigerating. Just before serving, top with freshly whipped cream, or meringue, and garnish with lime slices.
 
Sounds pretty simple, right? For Fiancé's sake and in the name of endless years of marital bliss, let's hope I can master this one...

11 comments:

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

YUMMY!!!! I love key lime pie!!! That recipe sounds so easy!!! I'll have to try it out too! :)

College Prepster said...

Yum! I just had a key lime cupcake yesterday!!! Have you ever tried Key Lime Pie on a stick? It's dipped in chocolate and frozen. AMAZING! We always bring coolers of them back with us from the Florida Keys!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Yum! I'm sure he'll love when you cook him some pie :)

Yellow House Knits said...

I'm with Fiance in that I adore key lime pie too! I've made a similar recipe, and it's very easy. You can totally master it! Just be sure to make the pie crust, rather than buy one pre-made (which you'll have to do if you use your pie plate!). It's really simple (you can get a recipe on the box of graham cracker crumbs) but it tastes so much fresher. Oreo crust is also surprisingly good with key lime pie.

It's even better with fresh key limes, rather than the bottled juice, which you can get at any grocery store now.

Now I'm craving key lime pie myself. Maybe I'll make one for Memorial Day . . .

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I'm making this while at the beach this weekend! It looks delicious! What a simple recipe too! :) Thanks for sharing!

By the way, I talked to Vivien the other day (the Bonanno's lady) and she said we'd get the sandals in around September! At least we can rock them next summer. Haha!

{all things tickled pink} said...

I'm not a big fan of key lime pie myself but my hubby is. This recipe is pretty simple. I should try it. Thanks for sharing!

Hope you are having a great week!

PrincessM said...

Have you ever tried a key lime pie martini??? They are delish!

mFw said...

Looks delicious!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

We're having key lime pie as our groom's cake. Ryan can't get enough of it!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

One of the Captain's Favorite. Okay, this recipe is much easier than mine. I am game!

Cornflake said...

Yummy!!