°C for the past few days. Tonight's real feel is expected to be -31. I love winter, and I love snow, but now its brutally cold, and I need not just comfort food, but something that will remind me of summer. I made this pie somewhere in July and it was hidden in my draft folder for a while. But it screams summer to me, and I had to post it now, and make my day sunnier. Its tart, refreshing, creamy, and its my picks me up dessert every time I have it.
Its a classic although I made it with graham cracker crust, and probably many of you have this recipe in their mothers and grandmothers handwritten notebooks. But I love it, and I need it in my virtual notebook. Especially today in this freezing cold.
For the crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons powder sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat oven to 350F/180C
Mix graham crackers with powder sugar and melted butter. Press firmly into pie pan. Bake it for 15 min, or until crust starts browning. Remove from oven and cool.
For the custard:
2 cans sweetened condensed milk (396 gr each)
3/4 cup lime juice
6 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
grated organic lime peel (two limes or to your taste)
Whisk together sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, lime peel and egg yolks, vanilla. Pour into cooled pie shell, and bake it for 20-25 min at 350F. The edges should be set, and the center should jiggle slightly. Remove from the oven and cool for 2 hours. Serve it with whipped cream, and imagine you are in Florida ;)