I studied the recipe I found on All Recipes... You will see my adjustments and hints in blue:-)
|1.||Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).|
|2.||In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime rind. Mix well and pour into graham cracker crust.|
|3.||Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes(13 for me), until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. DO NOT BROWN! Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Garnish with lime slices and whipped cream if desired.|
Mixed everything together...
A bit hard to see but they are there...The recipe says to garnish with lime slices and whipped cream. Have you ever thought you had a great idea only to have it fall flat? That is what happened to me when I attempted to garnish this pie. My great idea...I will use Reddi Wip, its easy and tastes yummy and I can have the pie looking great in a matter of seconds. Wrong!
Looks fine, but I did not take into account all the air in Reddi Wip....in a matter of seconds all the fancy swirls were gone, and what was left had melted down the sides of the pie. Was still good but not pretty.
Here we are a few days later. Only a small piece of pie left and no Reddi Whp in sight. I wonder where it went? Evaporated completely I guess! I will re-garnish with a few blueberries..much better....
So what did I learn? Cooking time is a bit longer then it called for and do not use Reddi Wip to garnish your pie:-) I think I will go with Cool Whip next time it tends to hold up better...
I would rate this pie a 8.5/10. I thought it was a good tart/sweet pie and it was easy to make. It would be great served with fresh berries.
We gave Caleb a bite of the pie. He made the sour face and started to run away. He made it a few steps, hesitated, turned around and said "hmmmmm" and came back for more. I think the lime hit him first and then the sweetness:-)
(Photo taken by Josh Orihood
He needs to give his Mother-in-law lessons:-)
Happy Cooking Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)