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Unemployed Cooking Week 4: Birthday Week!

Posted by kathleenerindavis on September 9, 2009

Last week was Mark’s birthday week, there were events and excitement everyday including a trip to Six Flags and a BBQ in my backyard. The food highlight however was my cooking a key lime pie. I got the recipe from a mutual friend, and made a few mistakes along the way. The first of which being there is a difference between limes and KEY limes, and it turns out not a lot of stores carry key limes. After buying 10 regular limes and learning my mistake I ended up traveling to the Whole Foods in Manhattan at 10pm on a Sunday night to get key limes and a juicer.

key limes

But it was worth it. The pie turned out perfectly. And according to Mark it was “the best food I’ve ever tasted”

Best Key Lime Pie Ever


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted


  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup fresh Key lime juice (squeezed from the limes, no cheating with the bottled stuff)
  • Whipped cream
    • For crust:
      Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt in medium bowl. Add butter and stir until crumbs are moist. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Bake crust until set and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool crust completely. Maintain oven temperature.
    • For filling:
      Whisk sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks in medium bowl to blend. Squeeze the limes, then add lime juice and whisk until blended. Pour filling into cooled crust. Bake pie until filling is set, about 18 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate pie overnight.

2 Responses to “Unemployed Cooking Week 4: Birthday Week!”

  1. Shawna said

    I think that it took amazing self-control on my part to not eat this pie that has been in the fridge for about a week. Looks delish!

    • KK&HilHil Amazing said

      It did, thanks! Mark was very territorial about that key lime pie! good thing there was chocolate cake to eat instead.

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