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Key Lime Pie

Just arrived in Florida and the key lime tree in my back yard was loaded with fruit. I don’t make a lot of pies but the most popular pie here in Florida is the Key Lime Pie. This is a very easy pie to make and it can be completed in less than one hour.

Ingredients: (preheat your oven to 350 degrees)

Crust: (9″ pie)
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
7 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)

2 – 14oz cans of sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice
1 1/2 tbsp key lime zest
3 egg yolks

To make the crust; in a small bowl add the graham crackers, sugar and butter until combined. Press the mixture into a 9″ pie baking plate. Place in the oven for approximately 10 minutes to pre bake the crust. Allow the crust cool.

To make the filling; in a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks at a medium speed until thick and fluffy. Add in the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, key lime juice, zest and mix at a low speed until smooth and incorporated. Pour the filling into the cooled pie crust and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool at room temperature and then place the pie into the refrigerator until chilled overnight.

You can top with your favorite whipped cream, slices of key lime or zest

Chef Brian Klauss

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