July 20, 2005

SEEMS A WASTE NOT TO JUST DRINK THE CONDENSED MILK FROM THE CAN:

Hot, hot, hot? Then try some cool key lime pie (LEZLI BITTERMAN, July 20, 2005, Chicago Sun-Times)

When the mercury rises and you're looking for a refreshing summer treat, try a slice of Key lime pie.

One taste and you can almost smell the tropical breezes of the Florida Keys. Known as the "official dessert" of Key West, this week's column features two different recipes for this sweet and tangy delight made with the juice of a special citrus fruit.

Key limes are smaller, rounder and more yellow in color than Persian limes, which are dark green, more ovoid in shape and are what most Americans are familiar with. Unfortunately, anyone living outside Florida probably never will see a fresh Key lime, but bottled Key lime juice is available at most larger grocery chains and is the only lime juice that should be used to make an authentic pie. [...]

QUICK KEY LIME PIE

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

1/3 cup Key lime juice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker pie crust

In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice and sweetened condensed milk. Fold in whipped topping, mixing until combined. Pour into prepared crust and chill through. Serve cold.

Nutrition facts per serving: 390 calories, 15 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 23 mg cholesterol, 59 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, 256 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

Florence Schorie, Joliet

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 20, 2005 7:10 AM
Comments

Not so sure about straight from the can, but condensed milk mixed 50/50 with chilled coffee, now that's tasty.

Posted by: Mike Earl at July 20, 2005 1:05 PM

sissy

Posted by: oj at July 20, 2005 1:07 PM

As a resident of South Florida, I can tell you that Key Lime pie is the best dessert I know that doesn't involve chocolate (although, nothing would stop you from using a chocolate cookie pie crust instead of the more traditional Graham cracker)....instead of whipped cream, a baked merengue shell also makes a creat topping...

Posted by: Foos at July 20, 2005 3:58 PM

As a resident of South Florida, I can tell you that Key Lime pie is the best dessert I know that doesn't involve chocolate (although, nothing would stop you from using a chocolate cookie pie crust instead of the more traditional Graham cracker)....instead of whipped cream, a baked merengue shell also makes a great topping...

Posted by: Foos at July 20, 2005 3:58 PM

As another resident of Florida I can tell you that if you wish to be cool, thinking of Key West's tropical (aka hot) breezes will not do it unless you've never been to Key West and simply don't know any better. Use the lime juice in a daquiri. You'll be a lot cooler. Or at least you won't notice how hot it is.

Posted by: Buttercup at July 20, 2005 4:12 PM

Why does condensed milk come in that strange can?

Posted by: Luciferous at July 20, 2005 4:25 PM

It starts out in a jug.

Posted by: oj at July 20, 2005 4:57 PM

He shoots - Gaol!

Posted by: Luciferous at July 20, 2005 5:18 PM

As a non-resident of FL, thank G-d, the best key lime pie I ever had (and, yes, I once spent over six months on FL's West coast) was from my local grocers frozen food case, in CA.
http://www.edwardsbaking.com/whole_pies/key_lime.htm
Mike

Posted by: Mike Daley at July 20, 2005 11:53 PM
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