With the surprisingly spring-like weather popping up this week, I'm starting to get spring fever! That means one thing: delectable warm weather treats like key lime pie. I've been searching for a quick, easy recipe, and I found the perfect one from Emril Lagasse. Trust me, this pie will disappear in a matter of minutes.
Crust (by the way, this is a great crust recipe to have on hand for other pies):
1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs (which is basically one of the packages of graham crackers in a box)
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled
Mix these ingredients and then press into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let crust cool to room temperature.
2 cans (14 oz) of condensed milk
1 cup of key lime or regular lime juice
Stir until everything is fully blended. Pour filling into the cooled pie crust. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes. Then chill in fridge for at least 2 hours.
Topping (this is what I find really interesting about this recipe--omit if you like)
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Mix sour cream and powdered sugar. Spread on top of pie after it has cooled. Sprinkle with lime zest and serve.