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Key Lime Pie- A Florida Original__

Hey Florida Freethinkers! Its July and hot as Hell down here, so I thought it’s a perfect time to whip up another Key Lime Pie!! It’s possibly Florida’s only positive contribution to Western Civilization 😉
Previously I’ve used recipes that called for cream cheese or Greek yogurt. This time I used the most basic and traditional version that originated in Key West at the start of the 20th century and can be found right on the bottle of Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key West Juice.
Let’s Start: First definitely make your own graham cracker crust. Don’t bother with the store bought stuff. You’ll taste the difference. Take 10 sheets of graham cracker and pound them into a find sand, mix with melted butter, and fill in your pie pan. I baked mine for 20 mins at 375 degrees. Let it cool in the frig for an hour before putting it back in the oven.
Now the filling: mix together 3 eggs (yokes only!), 1 14ounce can of condensed milk, and a half a cup of the Nellie and Joe’s lime juice.
When it’s mixed well, fill in the pie crust.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Let cool on the counter for a few hours before putting it in the frig over-night.
I added some lime zest for decoration 😊

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You lost me at bottled juice....

UltraViolet76 Level 4 July 2, 2019
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Mmmm. I love Key Lime pie! I've never made it though. I should give it a try.

Wildflower Level 8 July 2, 2019

Go for it. It's surprisingly easy smile001.gif

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My absolute favorite! And surprisingly quick recipe if you have all the ingredients! 😍👅

MojoDave Level 9 July 1, 2019
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My grandma's secret: if a recipe calls for graham cracker crumbs, try it with crushed nilla wafers. My grandpa didn't like key lime pie (one of his very few faults!) but she made a divine lemon meringue pie. Thanks for the recipe!

synergy Level 6 July 1, 2019

Cool idea. Next time I'll go with the nillas.

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UUUUUUGH, I want it, and I want it NOW!

Time to get to work smile001.gif

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You forgot an important part...toppng the pie with egg white meringue!!

Whip the egg whites (my latest pie - done just a couple weeks ago - I used honey (just a couple of teaspoons) for a sweetener for the Meringue), pour on top of the baked pie, then baking the meringue'd pie for another 15 minutes...or until browned!

Robecology Level 8 July 1, 2019

I never saw any need for the meringue! The pie is so good as it is!

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