Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mr. E 's Not-So-Key Lime Pie

Mr. E's birthday was last week.  He's not a fan of cake...he'll eat it, but he'd never request it.  He wanted PIE...Key Lime Pie.

I waited until the night before his birthday to run to my favorite grocery store.  My favorite grocery that stocks EVERYTHING....espresso powder, dutch-process cocoa, Marcona almonds, vanilla bean paste...and they had no.Key.Limes.

So, here's what you do when your store is out of Key Limes...you make LIME PIE.  And it is sweet and creamy and tangy....I'll never cry over Key Limes again!


Not-So-Key LIME Pie
{modified from Betty Crocker Cookbook (Bridal Edition)}

graham cracker crust for a 9" pie pan
3 eggs
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 and 1/2 tsp. lime zest
1/2 c. lime juice
sweetened whipped cream

Make and pre-bake the graham cracker crust (here is the one I used, oh how I love it...a little salty, sweet, perfect).  Let cool.

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat the eggs, condensed milk, zest and juice until well-blended.  Pour into the prepared pie crust.

Bake 30 minutes, or until set.

Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Transfer to the refrigerator and let chill at least 2 hours.

Dollop on sweetened whipped cream or pipe on using a large star tip.
The birthday boy was happy....and never missed those Key Limes!

44 comments:

  1. This has inspired me to make a lime pie. If I do find key limes, would it be an even substitute?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ashley...yes, even Steven! :) Happy baking!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful! I love the edging of crumb crust on the side!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe - I actually love lime but not key lime. So this will be a welcome addition to my recipe collection!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Who would want a birthday cake when you can have this beautiful, completely made from scratch pie?! Just curious...did Mr. E get a *half-pie* six months ago:)

    All the best for a great year for him!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's in the oven now. I'll let you know how it goes!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I get key lime juice in a bottle to use for making key lime pies. I like it just fine. Give that a try sometime. Love & blessings from NC!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your pie looks so delicious! I'm ready to dig in!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This sounds really yummy Bridget.....so taste wise, how is a key lime different than a lime?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Looks delicious! I've always made key lime pie with just regular limes. I actually have no idea what a key lime tastes like.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fun post--we would have never known they weren't key limes! It looks lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The close up of your crust is amazing! This looks delicious! Key lime pie is one of my dad's favorites, but key limes are always hard for me to find. Glad I have a back up plan now :) Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  13. The close up of your crust is amazing! This looks delicious! Key lime pie is one of my dad's favorites, but key limes are always hard for me to find. Glad I have a back up plan now :) Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I also use bottled key lime - look for Nellie & Joe's in your bottled lemon and lime juice section.

    Also, adding this juice to sweetened condensed milk and then piping it into cupcakes is FABULOUS. I have even added graham cracker crust to the bottom before adding batter. Piped whipped cream is a great frosting.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I also use bottled key lime - look for Nellie & Joe's in your bottled lemon and lime juice section.

    Also, adding this juice to sweetened condensed milk and then piping it into cupcakes is FABULOUS. I have even added graham cracker crust to the bottom before adding batter. Piped whipped cream is a great frosting.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love pie too!~husband likes Key Lime. Your crust looks AWESOME!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Yay-looks yummy, especially that crust! Happy Birthday, Mr. E !

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am just writing to let you know that I have moved my blog. It has been a year in the making and I am letting everyone know the change and finally been made I will be partaking in Thankful Thursdays again and just letting you know of the switch!

    May old blog was http://www/brightspot4you.blogspot (dot) com

    The new one is www.walking-the-walk.com


    Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is one of my favorite desserts! My husband made me a Weight Watchers' version last week...it was such a sweet surprise, literally!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful! I love any pie with a graham cracker crust!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

    ReplyDelete
  21. YUM! And gorgeous pictures as always! I am bookmarking SO many things from you lately!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Happy belated birthday to Mr. E! Lucky him... This pie looks fantastically yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Yum! How do you get such gorgeous pictures?

    ReplyDelete
  24. My grocery NEVER has KEY LIMES either so I always just make lime pie :) Happy Birthday Mr E :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Key Lime/Lime Pie is my absolute FAV - this one looks divine. Wish I had a slice of it right this second!

    ReplyDelete
  26. That's one of my favorites! Hope he had a great birthday!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your pie looks just FAB, regular limes and all. The town that I live in has a teensy tiny grocery store. So, it's hard to get the good stuff...the simpler the recipe, the better for me!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. It was SO goooood! And the crust was awesome. Best ever. If there were any of the crust left over it would make an interesting ice cream topping.

    ReplyDelete
  29. love key lime pie - this looks ravenous!

    congrats - top 9! beautiful pie!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Congrats on the Top 9! Your pie looks amazing. I made a Key Lime Cupcakes with a graham cracker batter, and swirling in the Key Lime filling, and Key Lime Cream Cheese frosting.
    Check it out on my blog, Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Congrats on the Top 9! Your pie looks amazing. I made a Key Lime Cupcakes with a graham cracker batter, and swirling in the Key Lime filling, and Key Lime Cream Cheese frosting.
    Check it out on my blog, Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Congrats on the Top 9! Your pie looks amazing. I made a Key Lime Cupcakes with a graham cracker batter, and swirling in the Key Lime filling, and Key Lime Cream Cheese frosting.
    Check it out on my blog, Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves.

    ReplyDelete
  33. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great looking pie. Just curious what are the dark(ish) pieces in the filling?

    Best,
    Glenn K.
    Editor & Publisher of All About Mardi Gras
    http://www.allaboutmardigras.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. This looks great! I like M's idea about the ice cream topping!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sooo beautiful! I would love some lime pie. That's one of my favorites! I'm not a big cake fan, either!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love key lime pie...your regular lime pie looks fantastic too. In fact, I just made key lime pie ice cream without key limes and it tastes wondeful. Great minds and all.....

    ReplyDelete
  38. I've always made lime pies, loved them. Yours looks wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  39. that's my youngest's favorite pie -- i need to make that SOON!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. that is a delicious pie! i've seen the recipe from The Pioneer Woman's website and tried it myself (but substituted limes for lemons) and it's really good! :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a lovely pie. We enjoy key lime pie a lot...makes me think we need to have another one. We're vegan, so we have a wonderful vegan version. Your crust looks even tastier than the one I use. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks so much for everything - your posts and pics! Marly

    ReplyDelete
  42. I decided to make it before I left a comment and it was so easy! Mine turned out almost as pretty as yours and it was super tasty! I'm a terribly lazy baker and had planned to use bottled lime juice but since I used regular sized limes it was super easy to squeeze my own juice. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

    ReplyDelete
  43. yumm! I cant wait to try this out! this is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  44. oops! sorry for the previous comment!
    I cant wait to try this one out! this is awesome!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Happy baking! :)
(Comments, especially on busy giveaways, may take a minute to show...thank you for your patience.)

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Pin It button on image hover