This recipe came from my friend, Suzette. I love Key Lime pie and this is the best I have ever tasted! She combined several recipes (Southern Living) in one to make this perfect pie. It is sure to please!
- Combine graham crackers crumbs, sugar and butter and press into pie plate.
- Combine egg yolks, condensed milk, lime juice, powdered sugar and rind and spoon into pie crust.
- Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack and chill for 2 hours. Whip cream and powdered sugar and spoon on top of chilled pie.
Really, really good. I left out the lime zest because I wanted a purely creamy texture. Also, I used an Italian meringue as topping. Super good!
I was curious about the powdered sugar since condensed milk is already so sweet. I concluded that the real key limes aare more acidic and can take on the added sweetness. The texture is good, but a slight bitterness seems to come through, which I believe is from the zest. I would rather it not be added.
Everything I dreamed it would be! Sweet, tangy, just bitter enough. I used the crust from Lorac's "Pappadeaux's Key Lime Pie" recipe, which calls for ground pecans. I used walnuts: I chopped 'em up in the blender w/ the graham cracker. Uber tasty!