Courtesy of Charity Curley Mathews
Credit Williams-Sonoma for the Key Lime Trees
Looking for a way to bring a taste of spring inside? Try this delectable Key lime tree for a countertop orchard of your own. Use your freshly harvested limes as a cocktail garnish or for a delicious, homemade Key lime pie. To get you started, Oxmoor House has been kind enough to share their delicious Key Lime Pie Recipe below:
KEY LIME PIE RECIPE
Yield: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 cup fresh Key lime juice*
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Combine first 3 ingredients. Press into a 9-inch pieplate.
- Bake piecrust at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool.
- Stir together sweetened condensed milk and lime juice until blended. Pour into prepared crust. Set aside.
- Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with an electric mixer just until foamy.
- Add granulated sugar gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until soft peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes).
- Spread meringue over filling.
- Bake at 325° for 25 to 28 minutes. Chill 8 hours.
- *Bottled Key lime juice may be substituted for fresh juice.
Courtesy of The Coastal Living Cookbook, Oxmoor House 2004
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