Sunday, September 5, 2010

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie is one of my favorite pies. I've ordered it many times for dessert when I've gone to a nice restaurant but never made it myself. I have no clue as to why I've never made it, but after this recipe, that will change. This is a really great recipe and if you enjoy Key Lime Pie I certainly hope you will try this. I had seen a Key Lime Pie on one of the many food blogs that I visit and really wanted to make it badly! I went over to Allrecipes and found this recipe. It was the top rated one with 5 stars and over 700 great reviews. I've gone to that site many times and it rarely lets me down. You will not believe how simple this recipe is, yet it is so good. Sometimes simple really is best.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and if you need a good dessert, this one will not let you down. By the way the weather here in Virginia is gorgeous right now and I hope it stays this way for a while.

1 Homemade or store bought graham cracker pie shell

3 cups sweetened condensed milk (I used 2 cans)

1/2 cup sour cream

3/4 cup key lime juice

1 tablespoon key lime zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In the meantime in a large bowl beat together sweetened condensed milk and sour cream till well blended. Add key lime juice and key lime zest and continue beating till blended well. Pour into pie shell.

Bake for 5 - 8 minutes (I baked for 10) till top of pie has little tiny bubbles but DO NOT BROWN. Remove from oven and place in refrigerator to chill for several hours. This should chill for a good 4 hours or longer.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.


Ingrid said...

Hmmm, that's interesting...your pie has sour cream in it. I'm intrigued. I'll have to give it a try.

Monica H said...

I love key lime pie but don't think I've ever had one with sour cream in it. Sounds interesting and looks delicious.

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Jenn said...

I too love key lime pie but have not made one...Chris isn't that fond of it though, so it would mean eating it all by myself... not that I couldn't, I just really shouldn't! lol
This recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Lucie said...

A great way to end the summer! Sounds nice, creamy and refreshing :)

Mags said...

I've ordered it in restaurants but never made it at home. NOW is the time to try. Thanks for sharing!

teresa said...

i love keylime pie! this looks amazing!

Joanne said...

Key lime pie is a serious favorite of mine as well! Damn this recipe looks good. Tart tangy sweet deliciousness.

Cassie said...

This sounds so simple and delicious. The perfect summer dessert!

Cheryl said...

I love Key Lime Pie, but have been too afraid to ever make it. I am going to now!