key lime pie

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Ingredients

  • 14 oz (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup Key Lime Juice (Grandmother: “You can buy Key Lime Juice in a jar like you can buy Lemon Juice in a jar. They are usually found side by side on the shelf. I like the brand Nellie and Joe’s Key West, but any will do. Keep in refrigerator for future pies."")
  • 1 pt HEAVY whipping cream, divided into two
  • 10” Keebler Graham Cracker Pie Crust (Grandmother: “If you can’t find this size, get 2 regular size crust for making 2 pies. I also like the Keebler Shortbread Crust."")

“So, now you have the Milk, Lime Juice, Whipping Cream and already-made Pie Crust."

Directions

  1. In a large bowl put the milk (1 can) and the lime juice (1/2 cup) together and stir fast till it thickens a little.
  2. Put that in the refrigerator.
  3. Then whip 1/2 pt (half of allotted) heavy cream till a spoon stands upright.
  4. Get the lime-milk mixture out of the refrigerator and FOLD the whipped cream slowly into the mixture.
  5. Take the inverted lid out of the crust; pour the mixture into the pie; and spread.
  6. Take the inverted lid and flip it over to cover the pie and crimp the foil pan over in places to hold it on.
  7. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  8. Take the 2nd carton of cream and whip the same (see step 3) and spread over the pie and replace the lid.
  9. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Notes

“It can be made the day before or day of use. Keep in refrigerator for a few days. After a couple of days the juice may seep out - the pie is still good. It may sound complicated but actually it is a quick pie and no cooking. It is fluffy and refreshing. Hope you like it. Love, Grandmother."

Source: my grandmother