Key Lime Pie

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Everyone’s favorite classic key lime pie!

Everyone's favorite classic key lime pie!

I haven’t done any baking in a very long time, haven’t posted any homemade baked goods in months, and I think we’ve all been going through serious withdraw. But finally! I made something!

Last Sunday I finally got the chance to make this key lime pie I’ve been craving for a while. Steve loves key lime pie and I always love baking something that someone else will help me eat. It was his Dad’s birthday and we had the family over for dinner. I cooked a nice meal from recipes I’ve learned in school and then finished off with this pie.

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This recipe is extremely easy and I’d say near impossible to mess up. I know key lime pie is more of a summery dessert (and I did manage to squeeze it in on the last day of Summer), but maybe a slice of it will make the colder temperatures outside a little less dreary. On another food-related side note, I have finished my second quarter of culinary school!

Everyone's favorite classic key lime pie!

Key Lime Pie

Everyone's favorite classic key lime pie!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • Zest of 2 limes (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Graham cracker or cookie crust
  • Whipped cream for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare crust, but do not bake.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and zest.
  3. Pour filling into prepared pie crust.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the center is set but still jiggles slightly.
  5. Refrigerate for several hours before serving to firm up. Serve with whipped cream.

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