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EriChanHime
« on: July 22, 2019 01:46:58 PM »



My uncle visited this past month, and he made Key Lime Pie for us all, twice! I asked for the recipe, since I loved the strong lime flavor and the hints of coconut in it. It is a tart, cooling, simple-to-make pie--perfect for summer.

Here's the recipe, including notes on some of the variations he's tried before:


I used regular limes, and I made a double batch (two pies), so it took 8 large limes to get enough juice, and I used the zest from all 8. Really wakes you up when you eat it!



I really did whip the snot out of it, and it looks noticeably fluffier and more yellow in color that the previous recipe I tried, where I used bottled key lime juice and no eggs.



This is what it looked like before pouring into the crust. I used graham crumbs for mine, but my uncle prefers using a rolling pin to bash graham crackers to bits in a plastic bag, so that's an option if you need the stress relief. I also added a smidge of green gel food coloring, as it has a decidedly beige/yellow look without it. I went for a soft mint green, and then you have the bright green from the zest.



And here they are baking! Note the helpful tea towel from the GBBO swap! Wink It's important to the process, I tell you. And no, the bottom was NOT soggy.

Here's the final pie:



I served it with whipped cream and flaked coconut for toppings. If I'd had more time, I would have made the whipped cream, but it was for a work potluck the next day, and this was faster and easier (and no one at work cares). It went over extremely well, and I still have a smaller pie left for me (I'll share with family...I suppose...)! Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019 01:54:28 PM »

Thank you for sharing the recipe because I need this in my life. I love key lime! I'm going to bookmark this, and maybe some day I'll actually try it. (Mostly because cooking and baking are not my thing.) Can your uncle perhaps be my key lime pie fairy?
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019 10:12:36 AM »

OMG I would eat that. Nom nom nom, delicious looking. Goodness. I just had lunch but now I am craving pie.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019 10:30:47 AM »

Thank you for sharing the recipe because I need this in my life. I love key lime! I'm going to bookmark this, and maybe some day I'll actually try it. (Mostly because cooking and baking are not my thing.) Can your uncle perhaps be my key lime pie fairy?

Awesome! I hope you try it; it's totally doable, even if you're not a baker. Just take the recipe seriously when it says to beat the everlovin' daylights out of the stuff. Grin Uncle was definitely the pie fairy here for a while, but sadly has gone back to Washington. Wink

OMG I would eat that. Nom nom nom, delicious looking. Goodness. I just had lunch but now I am craving pie.

Thank you! Sorry for setting off pie cravings! Cheesy On the other hand, you could totally swing by the store and make this happen...

I haven't tried it, but I bet if you bought a pre-made graham crust and bottled lime juice, then just zested and juiced 1 regular lime to mix in, and maybe put the coconut essence in the whipped cream, you could shorten time to pie!
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019 08:14:32 AM »

Love the customized recipe!! And so fun to see your towel in use. Wink Your pie looks amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019 11:00:34 AM »

Love the customized recipe!! And so fun to see your towel in use. Wink Your pie looks amazing!

Thank you, Abbee! Cheesy The pies turned out deliciously, and I love looking at that towel every time I go in the kitchen. It's hilarious and inspiring. Wink LOVE IT!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019 02:39:23 PM »

Thanks for sharing! Looks like the perfect summer dessert
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2019 06:20:26 PM »

Thanks for sharing! Looks like the perfect summer dessert

Totally! Thanks. Cheesy It really is very crisp and cool.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2019 11:10:20 PM »

oh man bookmarking!! yummmm\
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019 09:39:43 AM »

oh man bookmarking!! yummmm\


Totally! And also, this recipe last wonderfully in the fridge. I still haven't finished the last piece, and it's still fine--and delicious (although I wouldn't recommend making it more than a week in advance for a particular event--overnight is the minimum I would say, though, as you want the time for the flavors to fully meld).
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