Best key lime pie recipe is a world’s favorite of mine which takes me back to when I saw Bobby Flay make one on the food network. It seemed so easy to make in fact if was very easy and took only 15 minutes to 30 minutes to complete. Even though it looked like ice cream it was not for sure. He used some of the most popular ingredients such as key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, cool whip topping, graham cracker crust, and eggs yolks. The pie crust seems to be the most delicious looking part of the dish. Here is the ingredient to my favorite recipe:
- 1 package crushed graham crackers
- 4 cups of sugar
- 1/4 cup clarified butter
- 2 tbp melted butter
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1/2 cup key lime juice
- 1/3 cup finely powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
- 1 1/3 cup whipping cream
- 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
Found in many cookbooks, the pie is an American dessert made of key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust. The pie is made with carnation canned sweetened condensed milk, since fresh milk was not a common commodity in the hot temperature of the Florida Keys before modern refrigerated distribution methods.
The pie is a mixture of a rich, creamy yellow, from the egg yolks that enrich the citrus-kissed custard that makes up the filling. The pie is deep yellow in color. Regular of powered sugar can be used. The pie is a dessert made of key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust. Sometimes a cracker crust is used so keep this in mind when you go shopping for the ingredients.. The pie is made with canned sweetened condensed milk, since fresh milk was not a common commodity in the Florida Keys before modern refrigerated distribution methods.
The key lime pie is delicious, but obviously it’s not for everybody. It’s great after a seafood dinner and is one of my wife’s favorites. She loves it.
It is not what you think; many people are used to a green pie, which is not the true color of the awesome
Key Lime Pie Recipe History
Recipe note: Fresh juice (some people even use some lemon juice) is far superior to bottled juice. Many early recipes for the pie did not instruct the cook to ever bake the pie, relying on this chemical reaction (called souring) to produce the proper consistency of the filling. The first recipe was written down in the 1930’s, it had been made long before that down in Key West. The list of tales goes on and on in various cookbooks.
I bet even the great Sara Lee or Rachel Ray couldn’t make a better pie for her new husband’s birthday party. Rumor is it’s his favorite.