Key Lime Pie 8.000
Aug 24, 2005

This pie is what Nora Ephron's semi-autobiographical character pitched at her wayward husband. Your guests may enjoy it more on a plate.

You don't even need Key limes for this dessert; regular lime juice works fine.


Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 6 pasteurized egg yolks (pasteurized eggs, which have been put through a process to eliminate bacteria, are available at some Harris Teeter and Safeway stores)
  • 2 cans (28 ounces) nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  • 9-inch ready-made graham cracker pie crust
  • Whipped cream (optional)

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Directions

In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer or a whisk, beat the lime juice, grated lime zest, egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk until well combined. Pour into pie crust and freeze. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and spread with whipped cream, if desired. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from "Heartburn," by Nora Ephron (G.K. Hall & Co., 1983).

Tested by Marcia Kramer.

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