Thursday, March 24, 2011

Recipe for Key Lime Pie with Walnut-Graham Cracker Crust

A lot of people have asked me for my Key Lime pie with Walnut-Graham Cracker Crust Recipe and I must say that this is one good pie.  You can also buy a ready made crust but the Walnut crust is what makes this pie.

Crust:  1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup ground walnuts (pulse in food processor a few times)
           3 tablespoons sugar, 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1.Preheat the oven to 325 deg.
2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, walnuts, and sugar in a bowl and stir to mix
3. Add the butter and stir until all the ingredients are moistened
4. Spread the mixture evenly on the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan, then press the mixture with your fingers or the back of a spoon on the bottom and sides of the pan to form the crust
5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, just until golden brown and firm. Remove from oven and set aside to cool

Filling: 3 large eggs, one 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk, grated zest and juice of 10 to 12 Key limes (1/3 cup approx), 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1.Preheat the oven to 325 deg.
2. Combine the eggs, condensed milk, lime zest, lime juice and vanilla in a bowl and whisk until well blended
3. Pour the batter into the baked, cooled pie shell and bake 20 to 25 minutes until firm
4. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely
5. Place in the refrigerator and chill for several hours or overnight

When ready to serve, top with whipped cream
Recipe from - The Foster's Market Cookbook
I did not take a good picture of this Pie - I'm still learning my camera - It really is a nice looking Pie.  

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