Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Heat wave cure?


It happened this week. It's officially HOT here in the other LA. That's lower Alabama in case you were wondering. The temperature has hit 100 and seems to be determined to stay there for the foreseeable future- UGG! To reward myself for managing to survive so far, I thought I needed dessert! While any sort of ice cream would suffice, what I really wanted was Key lime pie. With the combination of cold/creamy/tangy, Key lime pie was just what I needed to break my 99% humidity induced funk.
Recipe
Crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup crushed ginger snap cookies
3 TBS sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
Combine all the ingredients and press into a 9" pie pan.
Filling
Pre-heat oven to 350
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup of Key Lime juice (regular lime juice just isn't the same)
1/2 TBS of lime zest
Combine ingredients, mix until smooth.
Pour filling into prepared pie shell and bake for 15 min.
Allow pie to cool then refrigerate until cold.
Serve with freshly whipped cream.

3 comments:

Kristen said...

That sounds like *the* perfect hot day cure!

JANET said...

Hey, I've got the ingredients for this just waiting on the counter, except with lemonade instead of lime!

Christina said...

I haven't had key lime pie since May. It really does have a cooling effect.