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Fabulous Key Lime Pie

I started using a recipe by a well known t.v. chef, but then decided to use another when I realized I only had half the amount of Condensed Milk his recipe called for.  (Always good to check measurements prior to shopping for ingredients.)
After shuffling through several recipes that just seemed to contradict each other, and decided I did not want a whipped cream topping on my pie, I decided to wing it.


I used a large round pie pan and crushed one and a half cups of graham crackers with a heavy glass cup.
mixed in half a cup of unsalted butter and quarter of a cup of white granulated sugar.
I mixed this all in my pie plate and used my glass to create a firm crust.

I set the oven for 375 degrees and put my crust in for 20 minutes (rotating at half point) and setting aside to cool when done.
I turned my oven to 320 degrees after for the filling.


In a large mixing bowl, I mixed 2 cans of 300ml Condensed Cream (Grace brand – I love Grace products), 2 whole eggs, and one cup of lime juice. I beat for a couple minutes until it looked creamy and filled my graham cracker crust.

I stuck it in the oven for another twenty minutes, rotating at ten minutes again.


While my pie was baking, I used a grater to grate off the zest of half of a lime.  You can use a whole one.. I will next time.

When the pie came out of the oven, I used this zest to sprinkle on top of the pie before putting it in the fridge to cool.

Who knew it would taste as good as it did?

And with only a few ingredients (shown below – minus the sour cream which I opted not to use last minute as a topping).


1 Comment»

  SunnyinSyracuse wrote @

This pie looks really delicious! Love the pretty green garnish. I too have been caught with not enough of one ingredient or another…that’s when the real creativity comes out.

In Pie Love,

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