Yesterday I made a frozen key lime pie and it was the perfect way to end today’s breakfast. It is light and refreshing, with the perfect balance of sweet and tangy all at the same time. I really wish I can send you some! 😀
While indulging, I figured the frozen key lime pie would make a nice Christmas dessert because most of the food served during the holidays tend to be savory and heavy, and the cool citrus taste of the lime pie is sure to slap your taste buds back to life.
You should make this frozen key lime pie because:
a.) it needs no baking
b.) it is very affordable
c.) you can make it by hand, without an electric mixer
d.) there are only 3 steps to it, and
e.) it sits in your freezer happily for quite some time so you can make it ahead of time.
How can you say no to a no fuss, no muss, wonderful tasty treat? Here is how you make frozen key lime pie and I hope it sees your table during the holidays! (Original recipe from Ina Garten, makes 1 9 inch awesome pie :))
For the crust: 1 200 g pack crushed Graham crackers, 1/4 cup sugar, and 6 tablespoons butter ( half a stick is 8 Tbsp)
For the filling: 6 room temperature egg yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cans of regular condensed milk, 2 Tbsp grated lime zest (around 1-2 limes, 1 lime costs about Php14), and juice of 3-4 limes
For the topping: 1 regular can of heavy cream (I used chilled Nestle cream), 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
1. Bring the crushed Graham crackers and sugar together. Zap the butter on the microwave for 1 minute and add to mixture to make the crust. Press it on the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan and chill. Optional: You can bake this crust for 10 minutes at 180 C.
2. Combine egg yolks and sugar (you can do it by hand or with a mixer) in a bowl until it goes pale and thick then add the condensed milk, lime zest, and lime juice. Pour the mixture inside the crust you made and freeze overnight.
3. Whip the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla until stiff and serve your frozen key lime pie! Garnish it with thin lime wedges or a sprinkling of grated lime zest. Enjoy! 🙂