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U.S. Open, Fathers Day, and Key Lime Pie

Written by Nate Wright

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Posted on June 19 2016

Our US Open watching party for Father's Day is a little sweeter with these homemade Key Lime Pies. Peanuts & Golf would like to wish all the dads out there a happy Father's Day!

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Recipe: 

Key Lime Pie with Homemade Graham Cracker Crust and Whipped Cream 

 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
 
Ingredients 
1 and 3/4 cups of graham crackers finely ground 
1/3 cup granulated sugar 
7 tablespoons of real unsalted butter 
 
1. Finely grind the graham crackers with a food processor or by putting the crackers in a large zip lock bag and rolling over it with a rolling pin. Melt the butter. Mix in the sugar and then slowly add in the butter  and mix until it is well blended. 
 
2. Press the mixture into a 8 or 9 inch pie plate by starting with the center and working your way up the sides. Use the back of a large spoon to press down. 
 
3. Place pie pan on the center rack of the oven and back for 8 minutes. 
 
4. Let cool before putting in the pie filling. 
 
The pie crust can be made ahead of time. 
 
Key Lime Filling 
 
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 
  • 3 egg yolks (egg white separated)
  • Lime zest of 1-2 limes 
  • 1/3 cup lime juice

Mix together the condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice and a teaspoon of fresh lime zest. Blend ingredients well. Next pour the filling into pie crust and bake at 350º for 12 minutes or until it is firm. Let it rest for a few minutes before refrigerating. The pie can be refrigerated for a few hours or overnight. It's wonderful served with homemade whipped topping. Garnish with lime slices and fresh zest sprinkled on top. 

 

Whipped topping 

1 cup of heavy whipping cream 

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or pure vanilla 

Use very cold cream. Beat the sugar vanilla and cream with a stand mixer or hand mixer on medium speed consistently for about 10 minutes or until the cream is firm and forms stiff  peaks when you lift the mixer up.  Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

 

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake with Chocolate Cookie Crust 

1 package cookies -filling separated 

1/3 cup sugar

1 stick butter 

Follow the above directions for making pie crust 

Pie Filling 

16 ounces cream cheese softened 

14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 

1/4 cup sugar 

1/3 cup lime juice 

2 teaspoons lime zest

Mix together milk and cream cheese. Add in sugar, lime zest and lime juice. Pour filling into crust. Refrigerate at least 8 hours. Serve cold with homemade whipped cream and garnish  with limes and lime zest. 

 

Enjoy! -Kelsey

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