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Easy as Pie Key Lime Pie

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We call it Key Lime Pie, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually used KEY limes to make it.

Years ago I was walking around in the grocery store with my son, Matt, and we started talking about Key Lime Pie. We had heard of it, and it sounded good, but we both agreed that we really didn’t know what key limes were, or what kind of ingredients such a pie might need. So we went with our best guesses…limes, sour cream, whipping cream…

Then we got home we looked through my pile of cookbooks, and discovered that we had bought a lot of things we didn’t need.  But we found a couple of recipes which we combined, and tweaked to make this easy, yummy dessert. It has been a Thanksgiving favourite for at least 10 years.

8 large egg yolks

2 14 ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk

1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice

zest from the limes

1 large (9 oz) graham cracker pie crust

Separate the eggs.  (You will not be using the egg whites for this recipe. Use them for meringue or maybe we can come up with a heart-healthy egg white omelet for the day after Thanksgiving.)

Cut, and squeeze the limes to make 1 cup of juice.

Open both cans of sweetened condensed milk.

Preheat the oven to 350 °

Mix egg yolks at medium speed until they are well blended, and light in colour.

As the mixing continues, slowly pour in the sweetened condensed milk.

Now slowly add the lime juice, little bit at a time.

Fold in the lime zest.

Pour the mixture into a graham cracker pie shell.

Bake in a preheated oven (350°) for about 25 minutes, until filling is set.

Cool to room temperature and store in the fridge.

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Welcome! My name is Andrena Paladini and this is a blog about family and love and faith and fun. I call it Paladini Potpie because a potpie is like an adventure in a crust. You never know what might come up, but it’s always going to be good! Think of the best potpie you’ve ever eaten…hot flaky crust holding a rich savory sauce and all kinds of pieces of meat and vegetables…and who knows what? As a family, we’ve chosen to live within the parameters of God’s love and protection. This is the crust of our Paladini Potpie. The crust never changes. Within this crust, the savory sauce of family love binds it all together. That is also fairly constant. But beyond the crust and the sauce we can add just about anything! Good ideas come our way and we’ve adopted and adapted them to add to what John calls our treasure box of memories. These stories and ideas from John’s treasure box of memories are the ingredients I’m putting into our Paladini Potpie. (Okay, so this ridiculous mixing of metaphors about treasure boxes and potpies is exactly what I’m talking about. Silly and ungrammatically correct. But both illustrations work… so we’ll mix them together and it’ll be just fine!) John and I have been married for 30 years. Our children have wonderfully doubled in number since David married Amanda, Monica married Dan, and Matthew married Sarah. And the newest little treats that have been added to our potpie are six adorable grandchildren - Ethan, Angelina, Nathan, Audrey, Maleia and Caleb! I hope you’ll subscribe to my Paladini Potpie blog, and keep up with all the fun new ingredients I add. Hopefully you’ll enjoy our stories and ideas, and find something you’ll want to put into your own potpie! Bon appétit!

One thought on “Easy as Pie Key Lime Pie

  1. Reblogged this on Paladini Potpie and commented:

    AddWhen my friend Cathy heard that I was making key lime pie for Thanksgiving she said, “I want to come to your house for dinner!” Well for sure, I’d love to have Cathy and her husband, John join us; but since they live far away, and have already invited two homeless people to join them for PRIME RIB on that day, I decided to do the next best thing.
    Here’s my easy yummy recipe Cathy. Have a blessed thanksgiving!

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