How about a little key lime pie?! The crust on this key lime pie is amazing…graham cracker and candied toasted almonds amazing.
If it’s Thanksgiving, Pi Day or you just really want pie, this Key Lime Pie is reason enough to celebrate.
For some, “Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi)”. For others, it’s really just a day to eat PIE! According to wikipedia: Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the month/day date format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π in decimal form. So this pretty much means you need to make pie, and eat pie…don’t you think?!
You’ll want to make this beauty today to let it sit in the fridge overnight.
Key Lime Pie
- ***Graham Cracker + Toasted Almond Crust:
- 7 Tablespoons butter melted
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 11 graham crackers
- 1/2 cup toasted candied slivered almonds
- ***To make Candied Slivered Almonds these are also great in salads too!
- 1/2 cup almonds slivered
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 2 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- ***The Filling:
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup of key lime juice approx 3 medium sized limes
- 2 teaspoon grated lime zest 1 1/2 medium sized limes
- 2 egg yolks this is why it is baked
- ***Whipped Cream Topping:
- 1 Cup Whipping cream whipped to stiff peaks
- 3 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 350.
To make candied almonds, toast the almonds on a medium dry heat in a saucepan for about 5 minutes, moving them about to avoid burning. Once they're slightly golden brown, add butter. Stir and cover all almonds with the butter as it melts. Add brown sugar and let cook for about 2 minutes on a medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
For the Crust, combine ingredients and place in the blender to create crumbs. Melt the butter and add to the crumbs. Place the toasted almonds/graham cracker crumbs into your buttered pie plate and press down firmly. Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes.
For the filling, in a medium sized bowl combine all the ingredients and then pour into the baked graham cracker crust. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for a while before putting it into the fridge to set overnight.
For the whipped cream, add the powdered sugar and whip until stiff peaks. You can put a big dollop of cream in the middle of your pie, or use a wide tip and a ziploc bag to pipe on the swirls of whipped cream.
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Here’s a look at the ingredient line up.
Along with a little step by step of how the crust comes together. The candied toasted almonds add so much to the graham cracker crust.
Here’s a tip when choosing limes at the grocery store: lighter colored limes with smoother skin have more juice. You can use regular limes or key limes for this recipe.
Now aren’t you so happy there’s a day dedicated to celebrating pi? It’s totally a day worth celebrating!