Sunday, January 8, 2012
Wrapping Up with Key Lime Pie
LUCY BURDETTE: We're going to wrap up this week with a taste of Key West, beginning naturally, with a recipe for Key Lime pie. This one was adapted from AllRecipes--and it's pretty standard to the breed.
KEY LIME PIE
5 egg yolks, beaten
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice
1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
(I use the recipe in the Joy of Cooking--it's as simple as whirling graham crackers in the food processor, then adding some sugar and melted butter and pressing it into the pan.)
Directions for filling and baking:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Combine the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice. Mix well. Pour into unbaked graham cracker shell.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Top with sweetened whipped cream and garnish with lime slices. Or you can make a meringue as topping, but neither my character Hayley nor I have had the nerve to try that!
And by the way, the photo to the right is the actual KLP dessert served by Louie's Backyard, a well-known restaurant in KW.
Now, while your pie is in the oven, you have time to make a cup of coffee and watch Dominique the cat man and his flying house cats.
And finally, while there have been giveaways of AN APPETITE FOR MURDER on various blogs this week, we haven't done one here. So all commenters today will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy. Good luck!