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Cherry Key Lime Pie #recipe #keylimepie #keylimepierecipe

Cherry Key Lime Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine Traditional
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Camila @ TitiCrafty.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 2 jumbo egg yolks
  • 2 big limes or 3smaller limes {Finely grated zest and juice}
  • Sprinkles for decoration
  • 1/2 cup of Cherries {marrasquino}
  • Crust
  • 3 cups of crushed grahams
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter or margarine.
  • Meringue
  • I used my Italian Meringue recipe.

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC 350ºF.
  2. For the crust. Turn the graham crackers into crumbs with a food processor. When the crumbs are very small add the softened butter and mix with your hands for about 2 min to blend it well.
  3. Butter or spray 9" spring form pan. Pour the mixture in the pan and press and pat into bottom until it’s even. Bake at 350 ºF degrees 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In a blender mix the egg yolks and the condensed milk for 3 minutes then add the zest and juice and mix for 3 more minutes. The mixture will turn very thick and hot {fun chemical reactions}.
  5. Pour the filling into the crust base and reserve a tiny portion {about 4-5 tbs}. Here you are adding in the cherries and blend it well.
  6. Pour irregularly on top of the Lime filling and then with a toothpick make swirly shapes, like 8 until you create enough swirls.
  7. Then put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Let it cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight {it’s even better}.
  9. Decorate with Meringue, and sprinkle it.
  10. Note: Here where I live eggs for some reason have an intense color that actually affects the final color of food. In this case my filling end up really yellowish but it's only because of the egg yolks.
  11. Serve and enjoy!