Old Key West Resort Key Lime Pie

When the snow and wind start to feel a little interminable and winter begins to drag itself out after the holiday season, sometimes the best pick-me-up is reminiscent of beautiful summer days at the beach. Sand between your toes, sun high overhead, drink in hand. Doesn’t it sound lovely?

So, what could possibly make these cold, wintery days a little brighter?

In this case, a little slice of heaven. Otherwise known as a classic slice of key lime pie. This recipe comes from Olivia’s Café at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. It’s incredibly easy and has very few ingredients.

What is there to lose? You’re only four ingredients away from a taste of Florida!

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Gently whisk together five egg yolks, enough to combine them without letting them foam. Blend in a can of condensed milk and 2/3 cup of Key lime juice. The filling is done! Easy as pie. (Pardon the pun.)

IMG_6972Pour over a graham cracker pie crust. The recipe calls for a pre-made crust, but I prefer to make mine by hand. It’s incredibly easy–blend in a food processor about ten graham crackers with 1/2 cup of melted butter and press into a 9-inch pie pan.

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Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set. Cool to room temperature, then chill, covered, until very cold. Serve chilled, cut into wedges.

Ingredients:

5 large egg yolks

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

2/3 cup Key lime juice

1 prepared 9-inch graham cracker pie crust

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Gently whisk the yolks together in a bowl, do not let them foam. Stirring constantly, slowly blend in the sweetened condensed milk and the Key lime juice.

3. Pour mixture into piecrust and bake for 12-15 minutes or until set.

4. Remove pie from oven and cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Chill, covered, until very cold.

5. Serve chilled, cut into wedges. Enjoy!

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