For Christmas, Travis got me tickets to see Paula Deen, so this past week-end he and traveled to Cherokee, NC with my Christmas gift for an early Valentine's Day get-away. We had a great time away and Paula Deen was very funny. She didn't really "cook" she talked about what her Chef was cooking and interacted with the audience and told stories with her son, Bobby, her husband, her Aunt Peggy and her brother "Bubba" and his daughter.
The dessert they served with the meal they were cooking was Key lime Pie. I had never made Key Lime Pie before Mama and Eddie brought me some Key lime Juice back from their trip to Key West. I have made Key lime Pie several times since then, until I ran out of the Key lime juice. Well, just the other day I saw that same Key lime juice at Ingles. So, when the pie was served on Saturday night I thought that would be the perfect recipe to put with this post. I searched Paula Deen's website and found a recipe for "Bubba's Key Lime Pie" and I adapted it a little bit.
2 eggs yolks
2 teaspoon grated lime zest(not pictured)
1/2 cup Key lime juice
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
You can make your own crust, but I buy the package of 6 mini-ready graham cracker crust. My family loves "little pies". You can also use a ready made 9-inch graham cracker crust.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, beat 2 eggs yolks. Add condensed milk, Key lime juice and zest. Blend together.
Pour filling in crust and bake for 15 minutes, recipe will make six "little pies".
Refrigerate pies for several hours before serving to let set.
Once set, serve with a dollop of cool whip.