Friday, March 22, 2013

Key Lime Pie

Lest you worry that I have turned my blog into a Smoothie Blog, I am here today to set your mind at rest. I am still enjoying daily smoothies and will be posting more of my medley, but I have also been cooking and baking.

I baked this pie for my husband. Although I wish he would, he doesn't make a lot meal suggestions. When he does, I always make his requests for him. He must have really been in the mood for Key Lime Pie--he found a recipe for me to try and he shopped for the ingredients.

Alice and her Nina linda were visiting for the day, so they both helped with the pie baking, namely by making the delicious graham cracker crust which added so much to this pie. Then later, at serving time, Nina linda helped make the whipped cream; she is quite fascinated by that process.

This pie was definitely a group effort, so it is really a stretch to say "I" made it. The four of us enjoyed eating it together too. The best part.

Key Lime Pie
3 large egg yolks
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup key lime juice (approximately 20 key limes)
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
9 " graham cracker crust

Pour condensed milk into blender.  Add cream cheese gradually, in small portions and mix until smooth.  Add egg yolks and blend well.  Pour in key lime juice and continue blending until mixture is creamy. Pour into the prepared crust and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. After baking, let stand for 10 minutes before refrigerating to chill.

Serve with freshly whipped cream and lime zest.

Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 1 sleeve crackers, crushed)
1/3 c sugar
6 Tbsp. melted butter

Mix all ingredients together and press into bottom and up sides of 9" pie dish.

You can tell this is my serving of pie by the generous mound of freshly whipped cream. Love that stuff!



  1. Can't wait to make this, I love the cream cheese part, it will add a depth of flavor not usually found.

  2. Melynda, the cream cheese is what convinced me to try this recipe. It really works and I already have plans to make this pie again.