Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nellie & Sal's Key Lime Pie

The Blonde Duck is celebrating Pie Week this week. Go pay her a visit, you will drool all over your keyboard looking at all of the pictures of pies!
I am submitting Nellie & Sal's Key Lime Pie for the Pie Week celebration. I like the subtle tartness of this pie. The taste is refreshing, the texture is light and just one bite will give you hope that Spring is just around the corner.
I don't know who Nellie & Sal are, I was told they are from Key West Florida or they were from Key West; I don't even know if they are real or fictional, dead or alive. This is the only way I know to make Key Lime Pie because I am a spaz and cannot bake.
Nellie and Sal's Key Lime Pie -
I used a store bought, reduced fat graham cracker pie crust. If you want to make your own graham cracker crust, mix together 1/2 cup of graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1.2 stick of melted butter in a bowl. Press the mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie dish and bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes until brown.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.



In a medium sized bowl whisk together two 14oz. cans of condensed milk, 1 cup of key lime juice, and 2 eggs. Pour filling into prepared pie shell (if you made the pie shell, make sure it is COMPLETELY cooled before pouring filling). Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Cool pie on rack for 15 minutes then cover pie and move it to the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.



Once chilled, it's time to make the topping. Whipped cream? I don't think so. Meringue? How prosaic. No, this is what puts Nellie and Sal's Key Lime Pie over the top! Are you ready for this? Combine 1 cup of low fat sour cream and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar. Spread over the top of the pie, sprinkle a teaspoon of lime zest as a garnish on top and serve chilled.


Happy Pie Week!!!
and Happy Mardi Gras!!!!


41 comments:

gigi said...

I forgot that today was Fat Tuesday. Happy Mardi Gras!!!!

Key Lime is one of my favorites!

The Blonde Duck said...

Be still my heart! Such a glorious pie. You're an official pie princess now!!

Donna-FFW said...

Beautiful pie. My favorite version is Martha Stewarts, however, I think your topping does put it over the top. I'll have to try it with this topping.!!

TheWritersPorch said...

I love Key Lime Pie but don't think I've ever had it with a sour cream topping. Sounds interesting.

April said...

This is a great looking pie!!! I can imagine the sour cream giving it that little extra tartness!

Jennifer said...

My husband loves key lime pie so I will put this on my list to make for him....I try to keep him happy with the key lime pudding during winter months-haha.

Dawn said...

Fat Tuesday! Yahooo!
I would love a slice of that pie.

Priscilla said...

Key Lime Pie is amazing! Yours looks so good!

TavoLini said...

Sour cream and powdered sugar?!?! Very cool!!

I didn't think the shrimp creole was supposed to be that thick!! Wish I'd found your recipe before throwing all that crushed tomato in my pot :(

Happy Mardi Gras!

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous key lime pie! It's my husband's favorite dessert!

Cheryl said...

OH MY LORD, that looks good. I have always wanted to make a Key Lime pie and this recipe looks like one I could handle! I love the sour cream topping!

onlinepastrychef said...

Oooh, I am enjoying the sour cream topping idea.

heartofacountryhome said...

That Key Lime Pie looks delicious and so refreshing! Love the name of your blog. The Smoky Mountains are one of my favorite areas of all time!

Elra said...

Key lime pies is an all time favorite of my family. Delicious katherine.
Cheers,
Elra

Pam said...

I love key lime pie but have never made my own...this looks fantastic.

Debbie said...

Katherine your pie looks delicious. I will have to go over to the Blonde Duck's blog and check out all the pies!!!

Paula said...

Oooooh, yummy! I love how you shaved the lime zest on top! That topping, too, is awesome! Yum!

Gladys said...

I love key lime pie. I will fight you with a dirty fork for one bite of key lime pie. Alas I have never mastered the ho-made version. They end up watery and weepy. I am going to try this recipe.

Laizzis les bon temps rouler

Reeni♥ said...

I would love a slice of that luscious pie! So creamy, refreshing, sweet and tart all at the same time! Happy Mardi Gras!!!!

Aggie said...

Your pie is making me drool! Key lime pie is a favorite of mine...I've never made it at home!

Happy Mardis Gras!

Natashya said...

Mmmm, this is the second key lime pie I have seen today, must mean that I should make one soon!
Love the topping on this one!

Pam said...

Oh you're right, that sweetened sour cream topping sounds like just the thing for this pie!

thecleanveggie said...

LOVE key lime pie!!
its my favorite!
yours looks delicious too :)

Selba said...

Wow... the lime pie looks marvelous!!! *drooling*

Caitlin said...

Yum this looks amazing-in taste and presentation!!

Not Another Omnivore said...

I've only had key lime pie recently, but I loved it!

Goes great with Riesling...

NAOmni

Cathy said...

This looks incredible -- perfect contribution to pie week! I love key lime pie, but have never made one! Time to get crackin'. Happy Mardi Gras to you!

Sara said...

This looks amazing, I love key lime pie! Once I even had key lime pie cheesecake, that was quite good too.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

What a great contribution to pie week! This look yummy, perfect for Fat Tuesday!

Darius T. Williams said...

I LOVE KEY LIME PIE...and this looks fantastic!

AndreaLeigh said...

it looks delicious. where do you find key lime juice?

Bridgett said...

I am craving this lovely tart and sweet pie. Key lime is always a favorite around here.

lagirl said...

Pie Week??
You've got to be kidding?!
What a GRAND thing!!
Your Key Lime Pie looks delicious. Key Lime is 2 of my children's most "favoritist" desserts. MY favorite pie is Chocolate Pie. I was introduced to this WONDERFUL pie when I married my dh. It's his family's specialty, and if I had one right now I bet I could eat the WHOLE thing. (good thing I don't have one).

Joie de vivre said...

I love the lime zest on top...it makes it look so pretty!

Megan said...

OMGOODNESS!! YUM! One of my favorite types of pies!

The Fat Dietitian said...

That looks absolutely delicious!

zerrin said...

YUM! I love the flavor of lime zest, great idea in this pie! I think I'd just add some cream cheese in its filling.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Key lime pie is one of our favorite pies. You have to squeeze an awfully lot of those tiny little key limes to get a cup, but it is well worth it. Great pie.
Sam

Peter M said...

Wonderful pir and you didn't use colouring...very authentic!

Creative Mish said...

OMG! This looks so good!

merrilymarylee said...

Looks fabulous! I used to daydream that I'd get so thin that the doctor would put me on a diet to eat sweetened condensed milk. :)

Never happened. . . because of recipes such as this one. Will try it next time my kids come to town!