Key Lime Pie

 Key Lime Pie

This pie is tasty and easy to prepare before a camping adventure or whip this up and bake in your RV convection oven at the campsite!  Simple and delicious.

Pie Crust

1 cylinder          honey graham crackers, crushed

5 tbsp.               unsalted butter, melted

4 tbsp.               sugar

pinch                  salt

Pie Filling

14 oz                  can sweetened condensed milk

4 – 5                    egg yolks (depending on the size of the eggs)

zest                    key lime zest from 3 key limes

1/2 cup               juice of (2 lb. bag of key limes)

Topping

1 cup                  whipped cream

4 – 5 tbsp.          powdered sugar

Directions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  Rinse limes.  Zest 3 of the limes, set aside.  Cut all limes in half.
  3.  In a medium bowl combine crushed graham crackers, melted butter, sugar and a pinch of salt.  Stir to combine.
  4.  Pour crumb mixture into a 7″‘ pie pan.  Pat very lightly.  Do not compress the crust.
  5.  In a preheated oven, place pie shell on the middle rack or place on rack in the convection oven. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6.  In a medium bowl combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and lime zest.  Add egg yolks 1 at a time, whisk or stir mixture after adding each egg.
  7.  Pour filling into cooled pie shell, then place the pie back in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.
  8.  Allow pie to cool to room temperature after baking then cool in the fridge lightly covered for 2 – 8 hours.
  9.  In a large bowl pour heavy cream and whip on low until cream thickens slightly.
  10.  Gradually add powdered sugar and increase mixer to medium until cream forms medium soft peaks.  Lightly cover and             refrigerate.
  11.  To serve:  Cut a slice of pie, placing each slice on a small serving plate and top the slice with whipped cream.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     My cookbook Small Kitchen Big Flavors! is available at a great Introductory Price on Ebay and my blog site at : http:/smallkitchenbigflavorsblog.wordpress.com

Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!