Video:Key Lime Piewith Nicole Chmura
A democratic blend of tangy and sweet, Key Lime Pie is a tasty way to end a meal. Watch how to make a classic Key Lime Pie at home.See Transcript
Transcript:Key Lime PieHi, I'm Nicole Chmura for About.com Food. No matter what your climate or location might be, this simple recipe will turn your home into a tropical paradise. Let's whip up a classic key lime pie.
Key Lime Pie IngredientsFirst, let's gather our ingredients. We'll need:
- 1 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
- 1/2 cup key lime juice, fresh or bottled
Combine the IngredientsCombine the egg yolks and milk in a mixing bowl, and beat with a mixer at high speed until light and fluffy. This should take about five minutes.
Then, gradually beat in lime juice and 2 teaspoons of freshly grated lime zest. Zest is nothing more then the fine outer layer of the citrus peal. But it packs a powerful punch of flavor for your taste buds, as it contains a concentrated amount of citric acid.
Prepare the Pie CrustOnce the mixture is fully combined, set it aside for a few moments as you prepare your ready-made pie crust.
Simply remove the inverted plastic cover, but don't throw it away. This actually flips upside down to become a handy lid for your completed dessert.
Bake the Key Lime PieNext, pour the creamy filling into your pie crust and place in a 350 degree preheated oven for 12 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven when it has lost its liquid appearance, but still does not reveal a change in color.
Now, chill the tropical treat. I recommend overnight to ensure that it is fully set.
Serve the Key Lime PieWhen you are ready to serve, top your key lime pie with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy. This sweet indulgence will have you day dreaming about your last sun-filled vacation, without shelling out your hard earned sand dollars.
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