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I made Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Pie

I made Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Pie

Last month I made a bunch of little mini-cheesecakes for a rehearsal dinner.  One of the recipes was for key lime cheesecakes, and the only size bottle of Key Lime Juice available at my grocery store was a pretty large bottle—and it says use by December.

I also bought far too many graham crackers for the different cheesecake crusts, and have a lot of those leftover.

So I thought I would make a key lime pie, something I have never done before.

One of my friends told me that Nellie and Joe’s was the best brand of key lime juice.  And, that is what I have!  There is a recipe on the side of the bottle and I decided just to use that. Good grief it was easy to make.  Other than the graham cracker crust, the pie uses just three ingredients.

After whisking together the key lime juice, milk, and three egg yolks, I decided to add the zest of one lime, because, why not?

When I make this again, I will make a double batch so it completely fills the pie plate.  This didn’t, and it was more like a tart in terms of height.  15 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit.

Out of the oven, rest for 10 minutes, then into the fridge.

I had whipped cream decorating issues, but it still tasted just fine 🙂

Recipe: right on the bottle of Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Juice bottle.

 


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