Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A novel dessert

My Dad is coming to visit from Vancouver tomorrow. He is an avid reader, and recently commented to my Mom that the characters in his books are always ordering Key Lime Pie, but he has never actually tried the dessert himself. So in honour of his arrival I made him a Key Lime Pie today....but I didn't have key limes, so I guess it's just a lime pie. It is cooling now, so I'll post some 'final' pictures tomorrow!

The recipe came from the "Ask a Chef" column in House and Home magazine, which finds restaurant recipes upon the request of readers. The original recipe is from the restaurant E11even in Toronto. It is super easy, and super refreshing.

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
5 egg yolks
1 can sweetened, condensed milk
120 mL lime juice (I also add some lime zest for extra zing!)
Fresh whipped cream, to serve (optional)

1. Preheat over to 375 F
2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and milted butter. Press firmly into pie plate
3. Combine sweetened, condesnsed milk and egg yolks, whisking together. Whistk in lime juice unitl smooth.
4. Pour mixture into pie crust and bake until set, about 20 to 25 minutes.
5. Let cool, then refrigerate at least 3 hours. Garnish with freshly whipped cream and serve.

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