Key Lime Pie

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Key Lime Pie

Introduction:

Key lime pie is a dish from the dessert course and is thought to be originated from the Florida region of the United States of America. So, in history, the key lime pie was leveled as the official pie of the states of Florida. It is mainly made up of the key lime juice, egg yolks. And it is “condensed milk” in the crust of the pie. In the traditional version of the key lime pie, the egg whites used to make the dessert crust or topping of the pie. Key lime pie is named after the name of key limes that are used to give this pie a sour taste.

So, the extract of the key limes is yellow in color and the filling of this key lime pie is also of yellow color mainly due to the egg yolks usage. The main ingredients of the key lime pie include the shortcrust pie shell, key lime juice, egg yolks, and the sweetened condensed milk. So, in this article, the discussion will be about the recipe for the key lime pie along with its nutritional value and kitchen instructions.

RECIPE

Servings:

So, this recipe of the key lime pie would yield about 20 servings. The number of servings can increase or decrease by managing the ingredients in that way.

Timing:

So, the total time required for this recipe is 27 minutes; including 10 minutes of preparation and 17 minutes for cooking time.

Ingredients:

So, the main ingredients of the key lime pie include the shortcrust pie shell, key lime juice, egg yolks, and the sweetened condensed milk. So, the other and these ingredients with measured quantities are as follows:

For the cracker crust

  • 3 cups of the cracker crumbs
  • Half cup of the granulated sugar
  • 12 tablespoons of butter in melted form

For the key lime filling

  • 56 oz. of the sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of the sour light cream
  • 1 ½ cup of the key lime juice
  • Lime zest from the 8 key limes

For the whipped cream topping

  • 2 cups of the heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of the sugar in powdered form
  • 2 teaspoons of the vanilla extract

Directions for the procedure:

For the cracker crust

  1. So, first of all, preheat the oven up to 375 degrees F.
  2. Then, take a small bowl and mix in it the cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. So, now you have to press the cracker crumb mixture into a pie pan having the size as 8.5” to 9.5”.
  3. Then, bake it for about 7 minutes. After baking cool it for 30 minutes.

For the key lime filling

  1. So, first of all, Preheat the oven up to 350 degrees F.
  2. Then, take a medium-size bowl and mix the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and the zest in it by whisking all ingredients together.
  3. Then, pour this mixture into the cracker crust and bake it for about 10 minutes.
  4. So, before the proper chilling, cool the pie and then chill for about 3 hours.

For the whipped cream topping

  1. So, for the cream topping, you have to whisk the heavy cream and sugar together until the stiff peaks are formed. Mix in it the vanilla.
  2. So, after that apply the whipped cream on the top of the pie and then top it with the zest.
  3. Then, the delicious key lime pie is ready.

Nutritional value:

The nutritional value of this recipe is such that per serving it will provide you about 517 kcal of energy along with 66 g of carbohydrates, 8 g of proteins and 25 g of fats. Moreover, it provides you about 15 g of saturated fat, 81 mg of cholesterol, 810 IU of Vitamin A, 2.3 mg of Vitamin C, 269 mg of calcium and 0.7 mg of iron.

Conclusion:

So, in the light of the above discussion key lime pie is a dish from the course of dessert and is basically originated from Florida, America. In history, the key lime pie leveled as the official pie of the states of Florida. It is a type of sour and creamy pie. The main ingredients of the key lime pie include the shortcrust pie shell, key lime juice, egg yolks, and the sweetened condensed milk. It must try in your kitchen. If you try this recipe of the key lime pie at your home, you will absolutely love and enjoy it.

 


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