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posted: 6/26/2012 5:57 AM

Key Lime Pie

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  • Buchholz doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, but that doesn't stop him from making Key Lime Pie for family and friends.

       Buchholz doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, but that doesn't stop him from making Key Lime Pie for family and friends.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

 

Crust

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

2 tablespoons sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling

4 egg yolks

8 ounces sweetened condensed milk

cup freshly squeezed Key lime juice

Topping

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Lime zest, for garnish

For the crust: Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all pie crust ingredients and press into the bottom and up the sides of a shallow a pie dish. Bake 10 minutes; set aside to cool but keep oven on.

For the filling: In a large bowl, mix the egg yolks, condensed milk and lime juice. Pour into crust and bake 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

For the topping: With an electric mixer, beat cream, sugar and extract on high speed until forms peak and it can hold itself. Transfer mixture to a piping bag and pipe topping onto pie. Garnish with lime zest.

Serves eight.

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