Anyone who knows me knows I have an extreme love for baking things. I make cookies, cakes, pies, you name it and I've probably made it before. People are always asking me for my recipes, so I thought I'd share one of my personal favorites with y'all.
Maybe it's just this humid heat talking, but for some reason I have really been craving key lime pie... And I have the best recipe ever for it!
A few years back, my family and I went on vacation to a beach in Florida. My dad got some fresh shrimp to boil, and I found some awesome-looking key limes. Naturally, being at the beach and seeing these key limes, I instantly wanted to make a key lime pie for dessert. So when we got back from grocery shopping, I googled recipes and went through at least 20 different ones until I found the king of all key lime pie recipes. Seriously, I made it for my family and my mom, dad, and brother were all in agreement that it rocked! So, yes, it's not my own recipe, but I do tweak it a bit just to add my own personal touch!
And the best part is...
IT'S SUPER EASY TO MAKE!
Seriously, here's the recipe:
Key Lime Pie
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 cup of key lime juice
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1. Whisk the egg yolks into the milk. Stir in lime juice until well combined. Pour filling into graham cracker crust.
2. Refrigerate for two hours if made without egg yolks, four hours or overnight with egg yolks.
Recipe website: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/12436/key-lime-pie-v/...
For real. That's it! It couldn't be any simpler or more delicious!
I will say I use my electric beater to beat the ingredients together instead of whisking them by hand because it's so much easier and adds more air to the pie, which makes it fluffier. Also, I use a tiny bit of vanilla extract I got from Mexico-- that's my secret ingredient for a lot of the things I make-- and for some reason it makes it ten times better.
For a garnish, I take key limes and wash them and slice them. Then I put some granulated sugar in a bowl and toss the slices until they're nicely coated. When the pie is ready to be served, carefully cut the slices of pie you are serving because it can be pretty messy when trying to cut it. Individually spray some whipped cream on it and place a key lime slice on top. Since they're so tiny, they fit really nicely on a piece of pie.
So next time you're asked to bring a dessert, give this recipe a try! I promise it's super easy to make and absolutely delicious!!