Monday, June 1, 2009

Lime Pie with Gingersnap Crust


Pies are much like their makers-each have their own personality. One can be sweet and simple or rich and decadent. Others can be spicy and good or just plain ol' nutty.

Lime pie with gingersnap crust welcomes summer with it's bright, fresh and tangy filling. The crust will have you yearning for an early change of season with its warm autumnal spiciness. The recipe itself is simple, quick and can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Eat it plain or serve it with sweetened whipped cream.

Bright and fresh, warm and inviting, the two create a flavor combination (or personality) as unique as any.

Lime Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Crust
1 1/2 c. gingersnap cookies crumbs
1/2 T. sugar
4 T. unsalted butter, melted

Filling
1/2 c. lime juice
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
2 egg yolks
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Combine cookie crumbs and sugar in a medium bowl. Add melted butter and combine until mixture resembles coarse sand or can hold its shape when squeezed together.
  3. Press evenly into a glass pie plate and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on rack. Increase oven temperature to 350F.
  4. Meanwhile, mix lime juice, condensed milk and egg yolks until smooth.
  5. Pour into cooled pie crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool on rack.
  6. Transfer to a refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

11 comments:

Sophie said...

I love using condensed milk for baking, but I never thought to put it in a pie like this -- sounds tasty, almost like a custard.

Cori said...

My husband loves key lime pie with graham cracker crust, so I bet he'd like this jazzed up version, too!

Kristen said...

This looks so refreshing! I love the thought of using a gingersnap crust. Yum!

Melody said...

That gingersnap crust sounds great. This would be a nice summer dessert. Thanks!

Gloria said...

WOW Melissa Im come from Bunny s Blog but I really love your Limen Pie, I m addopting you too!! I add you at my favorites!! xxxGloria

Katy ~ said...

Followed you over here from Bunny's. Isn't she just terrific?!!

This pie looks perfect for summer. I LOVE lime.

Saving your blog to favorites!

Carol said...

Hi Melissa;
I just found out Bunny adopted you! I'm Bunny's cooking/baking "Sister" on her blog...so.....I guess we're related??? :)

I love your blog-this Lime Pie looks SO yummy, as do so many other things!

I'm adding you to my favorites for sure....see you at Bunny's Warm Oven.......

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Nice pie. Creamy and crunchy and sweet and tart and spicy all in one.

I like your pie observation. Pies reflect the personality of the baker. Makes me wonder what my pies (the ones I actually bake or the ones I dream about baking) say about me.

Denise said...

Hey just came over from Bunnys. Your blog looks great I will follow along..

The Burgess' said...

Hey...Kacey made your pie and brought it over. She said she enjoyed making it and we really enjoyed eating it!!!

The Brian's said...

Melissa,

I made your pie for the Father's Day celebration at Shannon and Trevor's, it was soooo yummy! I love gingersnaps and they were awesome with the lime! Mmmm, my mouth is watering now! Thanks for sharing your great recipe!