Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas with Key Lime Pie

Wish you all a Merry Christmas! Hope all of you aree having fun with your family and friends. We too are with our family for this whole weekend and having fun! I ran an event on my facebook page and asked people about their favorite Christmas dessert and I was supposed to pick 2 recipes from them to bake during the Christmas week. I picked Key Lime Pie and Fruit Cake suggested by my cousin and friend respectively.

My cousin doesn't have much of a sweet tooth and only likes those cakes (strictly non-chocolate) that are loaded with fruits. When he asked me to bake a Key Lime Pie, I decided to make it as I was sure with this there isn't gonna be a fight feeding him dessert :D 

I had never eaten a Key Lime Pie ( Somehow never felt like tasting a tart dessert).....So I quickly googled and settled on Martha Stewart's website for the recipe and the only change I did is added a little sugar too to make sure the pie is not too tarty and reduced the amount of zest.

As I had never tasted a lime pie before; my cousin was the judge for the recipe. I was so happy to hear that this Key Lime Pie turned out great and he really liked it. :) Everyone in the family loved the pie including me and next time I won't hesitate to try a tart dessert :)

Check out the recipe (Click here for printable version)

For Crust and Pie filling:
1 and 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
5 tbsp white sugar
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 can (14oz) condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup lime juice ( squeezed freshly from KEY Limes )
freshly grated zest of 3 small limes.

For Cream:
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
1 tbsp sugar

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degress F. Combine crushed graham crackers, metled butter and 3 tbsp sugar in a bowl and mix nicely. Then press into a 9-inch pie plate and bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool completely over a wire rack.
2. Lower oven to 325 degree F. In a medium bowl, gently whisk together the condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice, 2 tbsp sugar and the zest. Pour into the prepared cooled crust.
3. Bake the pie in oven for 15-17 minutes until the center is set but still quivers when you nudge the pan.
4. Let it cool completely on wire rack and refrigerate later.
5. Right before serving, whisk the heavy cream and 1 tbsp of sugar in ur electric mixer with whisk attachment or electric hand blender until it forms soft peaks. Spread it over the cooled pie.

Enjoy the dessert!

Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays. I'll be back with Fruit Cake soon.
Sending this to Champa's Bake Off Event.


Roxan said...

It's so funny how many citrus fruit recipes I've been seeing. I always think of citrus as a summer fruit! This pie looks lovely though, I love key lime pie. Would love to go for a huge slice right now.

Santosh Bangar said...

this citric pie is oking fantastic new to me so try it
merry chrismas

Apu said...

Looks super!! I can just taste the key lime flavour from here!!

Sonia said...

I stumbled upon your fantastic blog yesterday...I am a great foodie and really liked ur recipes and presentation. I will try this key lime pie. Check out my variation of coconut sweets at

Cheers and lets keep in touch !

BangaloreBaker said...

Your post reminded me of Paula Deen. She makes key lime pie a lot on her shows. Thanks for the entry.

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

Key Lime pie is my absolute favorite dessert. Unusual choice for christmas, so unexpected!

Priya said...

Omg, Vaishali u rock dear, elegant and pretty looking pie..Xmas wishes to u and ur family..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Merry Christmas to you too dear.

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