Sunday, September 1, 2013

on the home front: key lime pie



do you have a special family recipe? we have a couple, some are related to our scandinavian ancestry and some are just family favorites with so many good memories around them.  this is one of our family favorites.  in honor of my mama and a very special birthday she just celebrated, i want to share this family recipe.

key lime pie:

graham cracker crust
  • 1-1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • preheat oven to 370 f
  • combine all ingredients, blend well
  • line bottom of 10" pie plate (press down a little)
  • bake 8-10 minutes
  • remove crust, put on pie rack and let cool
  • reduce heat to 350 f

pie filling
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 c. key lime pie
  • 2 tsp/ grated lime rind 
  • beat yolks in mixing bowl. pour milk until consistent
  • pour mixture into crumb crust. 
  • bake 15 minutes
  • transfer to cooling rack..
  • make sure pie is cool before adding whip cream

whip cream
  • 1/2 pint whip cream
  • powder sugar
  • drop vanilla
  • whip cream until stiff. add sugar and vanilla and beat until very stiff
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