by Stewart BorDEN - Video by Raymond Helkio - produced by theReadingsalon.ca
Key Lime Pie Key lime pie, the ultimate dessert: sweet, sour, soft, crunchy.
6 Tb melted unsalted butter (3/4 of a stick)
1 1/4 cups of crushed graham crackers
2 Tb sugar
3 egg yolks
1 can 14oz (380g) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice (3 limes)
2 tsp lime zest
Melt 3/4 stick of butter (1min in microwave). Add to the butter crushed graham crackers, sugar, zest, and crushed sliced almonds. Combine, and put in 9in springform pan. Put in 350F oven for 10min.
Zest two limes, and chop the zest so that it is a bit finer. Juice 3 limes which should give you 1/2 cup of lime juice. Beat yolks till pale yellow, 3min. Add sweetened condensed milk and continue whipping for 2 mins. Slowly add lime juice while mixing. Add zest. Fill crust, and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes till pie just stops jiggling. Remove and cool for 20mins.
Add to crust: 1/2 cup crushed sliced almonds (adds texture and taste)
Add to crust: Zest from 1 lime (imparts an additional hint of lime)
Garnish with two twirls of lime peel (takes it from 'diner' to 'classy')