Friday, July 28, 2006

Key Lime Pie

This isn't a Key lime pie in the truest sense - I made it with Persian limes, the ones most commonly found in the average grocery store. I have never tried a real Key lime but, it seems that you don't really need it to make a nice lime pie.

The recipe comes from Wanda's Pie in the Sky and is very easy to make. It is the first pie I've made that uses uncooked egg yolks. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it was great. It didn't taste eggy and the filling firmed up nicely and was sliceable. The filling was sweet-tart and the coconut in the crust complemented the lime, making it taste more tropical. Overall, I was happy witht the results and would not hesitate to make it again.

Recipe: Key Lime Pie

8 comments:

Tanna said...

Lime's lime you know.
I love key lime pie! I'd say excellent!

peabody said...

Oh I beg to differ. I like Key Limes soooo much more. I can taste the difference right away. You should try them at least once.
It does look quite yummy though!

Jasmine said...

I agree with peabody.

I had keylimes in India--we had fresh limeade...yum!

You could do what I did (and it's not as good as fresh), but the next time a friend or colleague goes to Florida, ask them to pick up some key lime juice for you. I've kept bottles in the freezer--just sit it in warm water to thaw...

j

peabody said...

I'm lucky that my store carries both fresh key limes right now...and they have bottled year round. It's so great.

Veggies,Yarns & Tails said...

This looks heavenly. Im not much of a dessert fan but I LOVE key lime pie....nice photo!

Geraldine

Randi said...

i heard that you can find key limes in TO.

Nerissa said...

Don't everyone scream at once... I've never had keylime pie. I'd REALLY love to, though.

Canadian Baker said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone! I think I'll have to go out and find some real Key limes since you've all recommended it.:)