Mid Week Treat: Key Lime Pie

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a Blogger Favorite Things, where I mailed Summer of my favorite baking books. I sent her the book, Cute Pies by Dani Cone. I blogged about the book when I first bought it, after seeing the author on Martha Stewart. Since then, I made a few of her cutie pies in half pint mason jars so cute! Anyways I suggested to Summer we pick a pie and bake it together. Since she lives in So Cal and I'm in Nor Cal we decided baking and talking on the phone is the next best thing until we meet up. We decided to make a full size Key Lime Pie from scratch!. I was a little nervous about making something so yummy from scratch, what if it didn't turn out? I'm happy to say the pie was amazing and very simple, using all simple ingredients. I will say, next time I make the pie I'll make it early in the morning so we can enjoy it that evening, since there are baking and cooling steps. 

Key Lime Pie
- The measurements below are supposed to make 2 - 9inch single crust pie, I found it only made one pie 


2 tablespoons of finely grated lime zest
4 eggs yolks
1/2 cup of fresh lime juice (I ended up using 4 limes)
plus additional 1/2 teaspoon for whipping cream
1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Loving my new egg crate Summer sent me

Crust Ingredients

15 Graham Crackers (crushed in crumbs)
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 Stick of unsalted butter 

For the step my step instructions & great tips on making the crust click here, to visit Summer's blog 

To give the crust extra kick, I added some lime zest

Making the pie, oops I broke one yoke!

For the step my step instructions & great tips on making the key lime pie click here, to visit Summer's blog  

Isn't my pie pretty!! I left the yummy crust exposed :) Make sure you visit Summer's blog to see her pretty pie & read all of her great baking tips along with the step by step instructions. 

The pie was a delicious treat, that I'm looking forward to making again very soon. Hasani summed up the pie in  one word YUM! 

PS. The crust was amazing! Like tha bomb, I love thick crust and this was super thick and good. 

Have you tried any new pie recipes ? Are you a have of Key Lime Pie? What's your favorite pie to make or eat!?! 

Edit: Today is National Pi Day 2012! Click here for more information. Wow I'm so cool and trendy to sahre my Pie to day on Pi day, lol