Saturday, August 3, 2013

We're Not Done Yet!

One more pie recipe to share!

Back before I learned about my son's allergy to coconuts (among other allergies), I found this super delicious recipe. You should try it!

Coconut Key Lime Pie


1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (13.5 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk
1/3 cup fresh or bottled Key lime juice
7 large egg yolks
1 easy press-in pie crust (made from graham crackers), recipe below
2 cups cold heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut, toasted


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together condensed milk, coconut milk, lime juice, and egg yolks until smooth. Pour into crust and bake until set but still slightly wobbly in center, 40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, then refrigerate 3 hours (or up to 1 day).

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream and sugar on high until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. To serve, top pie with whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Source: Martha Stewart website. You can find it here.

Notes: The only change I would make is to add more Key lime juice. The coconut milk somewhat masked the taste of the lime. So, I would use at least 1/2 cup lime juice instead of the 1/3 cup called for in the recipe. This was really good. The texture was awesome. So creamy.

Easy Press-in Pie Crust


6 ounces cookies (about 12 graham crackers, 46 vanilla wafers, or 30 chocolate wafers, such as Famous)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 tsp coarse salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse cookies until finely ground (you should have about 1 1/2 cups). Add sugar, salt, and butter and pulse until combined.

Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. (If using a springform pan, press crumbs halfway up sides.) Bake until crust is dry and set, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely in plate on a wire rack before filling.

Source: Martha Stewart recipe. You can find it here.

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