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    Key Lime Pie With a Gingersnap Crust

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    1 hr 40 mins

    20 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    The combo of key lime with gingersnaps might sound a little strange, but it is really good! The short extra baking time allows the pie to have a much nicer texture.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6-7

    Yield:

    pie

    Units: US | Metric

    For the Crust

    For the Filling

    For the Topping

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Chill a mixing bowl and mixer whip.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    3. 3
      Combine gingersnap crumbs, sugar, and ginger in a food processor and pulse to obtain very fine crumbs.
    4. 4
      Pour crumbs into a bowl and mix well with melted butter.
    5. 5
      Butter a 9-inch pie plate and evenly and firmly press gingersnap crumbs along the bottom and sides of pan.
    6. 6
      Par-bake crust at 350F for 10 minutes or until nicely browned.
    7. 7
      Allow crust to cool while preparing filling.
    8. 8
      Beat together egg yolks and lime zest in a large non-reactive bowl (mixture may turn pale green).
    9. 9
      Add condensed milk and continue beating.
    10. 10
      Add salt, citric acid and lime juice, mixing thoroughly.
    11. 11
      Set bowl aside and allow mixture to thicken somewhat.
    12. 12
      When thickened, evenly pour prepared filling into the crust.
    13. 13
      Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until mixture sets but is still slightly jiggly.
    14. 14
      Cool pie on a wire rack.
    15. 15
      Using the chilled mixing bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form.
    16. 16
      Add sugar 1 tbsp at a time, and continue to beat until firm peaks form.
    17. 17
      Serve whipped cream on pie as desired, garmished with additional lime zest.
    18. 18
      Refrigerate unused portions.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 25, 2004

      55

      Wow!!! This was heavenly Sue. I didn't change a thing but I am not really sure if I used genuine key limes. They fitted the description but I am not sure if we get key limes in Aust. Such an easy recipe and the ginger base was perfect for it - I will be making this often. Possibly doubling it:-). Thanks so much.

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    Nutritional Facts for Key Lime Pie With a Gingersnap Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (168 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 649.7
     
    Calories from Fat 284
    43%
    Total Fat 31.6 g
    48%
    Saturated Fat 17.3 g
    86%
    Cholesterol 212.8 mg
    70%
    Sodium 439.8 mg
    18%
    Total Carbohydrate 83.7 g
    27%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 53.9 g
    215%
    Protein 10.4 g
    20%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    crystallized ginger

    lime zest

    limes, zest of

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