Steve doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. He doesn't give most of my bakery items a second look. He does, however, request Key Lime or Lemon Meringue Pie for each of his birthdays. Today is the big 45. Yikes! I'm quickly following behind him.
This pie is from Dorie Greenspan. All of her recipes are fantastic and this one is no exception. It came together easily, baked up in 12 minutes flat and was oohed and ahhhed over.
I doubled the recipe and baked in a deep dish 10" pie pan.
Graham Cracker Crust
3 C Chopped Graham Crackers
2 sticks butter, melted
1/4 c sugar
Mix and press into pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350.
Beat 4 egg yolks, add juice of 6 key limes, 1 can condensed milk. Beat well.
Boil 1 cup heavy whipping cream with 1 cup coconut until cream is reduced by half.
Place coconut mixture into baked crust, add egg mixture. Bake 12 minutes as 350. Freeze one hour.
You could use meringue but I used heavy whipping cream to top the pie. Whalla. Easy Peasy!