Monday, May 5, 2008

Key Lime Pie!

Key Lime Pie is Bryce's favorite desert. I have never met a pie I didn't like, so I sure don't mind making it and eating it. I have made it a few time in the past few months, but I was psyched to make some this week because the grocery store had ACTUAL KEY LIMES for the first time ever! I usually just make it with normal lime juice, and it is still really good, but using key lime juice made a huge difference. This is the best it has ever turned out.
The recipe is not a secret or anything. It is the one in the Betty Crocker Cookbook. If you don't have it and you want it, let me know and I will email it to you. I don't want to get sued or something for posting it here. Here are a couple of Key Lime Pie tips though:

1. Maybe you all already know this and I was just dumb the first time I made it, but graham cracker crusts burn too. Make sure to put foil around the edge for best results.

2. I am kind of against eating green stuff. Key Lime Pie is only green if you put green food coloring in it, so that's up to you. I leave it out.

3. Your Key Lime Pie should chill in the fridge for at least two hours and is then good for up to three days. We have found that the pie is at its peak of tastiness about 12-24 hours after cooking. It gives the lime time to "calm down" a bit, so the flavor is still nice and limey, yet sweet. Sometimes when I have it the day I make it, the lime is still really strong and it makes my tummy hurt a little.

I just love summer food, and I love to bake. I am not going to turn this into a recipe blog or anything, but I am sure I will post a few more tasty treats in the coming months.


Jenny said...

Yummy! Jason just loves key lime pie. And what do you know they had some key limes at our grocery store recently also! Perhaps I'll have to hook him up.

Dan & Ashley said...

Yum yum yum!!! I want one! Look at you little miss domestic! :) Hehehe

Ryan & Tiffany said...

Yum! Thanks for the tips, pies are definetly not my specialty (Ryan calls my last lemon meringue pie lemon ice cream topping). Thanks for the tips and the inspiration to make one! It sounds really yummy. I saw a picture the other day of a little toddler that had found a can of paint and somehow got it open or it was left open and he had gotten paint all over the living room, TV, couches, floor, etc. So be thankful it was just tp! We'll be watching for future Isaac mess posts!