Strawberry Key Lime Pie


1 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumb
1 can low fat sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup key lime juice {or fresh squeezed lime juice}
1 1/2- 2 oz freeze dried strawberries
whipped cream
lime zest


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
In a bowl stir together the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs. Press evenly into a 10 inch pie pan, including up the sides.
Pop the pie onto a baking sheet and into the oven. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes.
Add the freeze dried strawberries into a food processor with just a tsp of water. Pulse until a fine powder.
In a bowl stir together the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and strawberry powder.
Pour the mixture into the pie dish and bake for about 15 minutes or until set. It will set a little further as it cools.
You can use store bought whipped cream to decorate or make your own. Its really simple to make your own. A small container of whipping cream, a couple tsp of vanilla extract and about 1/4- 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Whip with a hand mixer until stiff peaks have formed.
Finish off with fresh lime zest.


Whether a sweet or savory dish, I really love the punch that the tartness of citrus adds. I think there is something so wonderful about the combination or sweet and tart in a dessert like this Strawberry Key Lime Pie. Key lime pie is actually one of the simplest desserts you can make, there are only a handful of ingredients and is nearly effortless. The special twist here is the addition of STRAWBERRY! The crust is just melted butter and graham cracker crumbs. The filling is low fat sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, key lime juice {fun story on that in a minute} and freeze dried strawberries. A bit of fresh whipped cream and lime zest pretties up this pie wonderfully. The result is spectacular and is quite the refreshing dessert!!!


Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:07am


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