Sunday, December 11, 2016

LIME CURD PIE







I was thrilled when we got back to Florida to see an abundance limes on my little tree! 

This recipe was found in a cookbook called Teeny's Tour Of Pie

Pastor Dawn came to lunch and we each had a slice of the pie for dessert. WOW, it was fantastic! I sent the rest home with Dawn for her family since Gabe doesn't eat sweets and I should limit them.

 I made two more pies. This one was for Marie. She brought it to her sisters for Thanksgiving dessert. I hope they enjoyed it.

Ingredients:

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

 9" pre-made crust OR make your own:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (from 8-9 graham cracker sheets)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


LIME CURD FILLING

4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 5-7 limes)
1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest (about 2 limes), plus more for garnish
1/2 cup unsalted butter, diced
Whipped cream, lime zest, and/or fresh lime slices for serving


Directions:

Crust (if making your own; optionally you can use a 9" pre-made crust):
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Stir crumbs, sugar, and melted butter together with a fork. Press into a 9" pie plate.
 Bake for 5-7 minutes until slightly browned.
 Let cool completely before filling.


Place eggs in a medium saucepan and whisk until combined. Whisk in sugar, salt, lime juice, and zest.
Add the diced butter to the pan and turn on the heat to medium.
 Constantly whisk until the butter melts and the mixture begins to thicken, 5-10 minutes.  Keep whisking, and make sure it doesn't boil. Once it thickens, remove it from the heat and pour it into the prepared crust. Let it cool and set completely at room temperature, at least one hour. Refrigerate uncovered until ready to serve. Garnish with lime slices and/or lime zest. Optionally, serve with whipped cream.





26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness-LOOK at that bounty of limes! Is this the tree you've had for years? That's one abundant tree-and one delicious looking pie too! :)

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    1. Carol- this is the tree that is almost 40 years old. My father gave quiet a few tiny trees to family and friends when he lived in Florida. My tree was the only one to survive.

      This little tree has it's own story. It had mealy bugs one year. No internet back then to find out what to do. I covered it with a dry cleaner plastic bag and sprayed it with something the nursery recommended. Then I was told to take it out of the pot, clean the roots an replant it. Did it and it survived.

      Next in Sag Harbor I put it in a room that I closed up for the winter. I didn't want to heat the room and figured the tree would do ok. It would of IF I remembered to water it! Again it survived.

      Before we moved it down here John and Elsie would plant sit the tree at their house. They would update me on how it was doing and actually got one lime when they had it.

      It was getting big and Gabe wanted to bring it down.

      it was in a greenhouse in High Springs until I went to water and the door to the greenhouse was left open- again it survived.

      Don and Sharon take care of it when we go back and you can see how well it's doing.

      It has an iron deficiency so I had to give it fish emulsion which I hope helps. It also need a need pot. I have to wait to move it to a large pot once it gets healthy.

      I was told an interesting fact about the tree. Most fruit trees are now grafted. Since this tree is almost 40, I could take the seeds from the fruit and grow another lime tree.

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    2. Wow, what a great story about the lime tree Linda. Your dad is smiling down on you and so happy that your tree is doing so well. You are such a wonder when it comes to preserving and saving things. The tree is so beautiful and it is producing lots of limes and is proud of you for saving it.

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    3. It means so much to me especially now since I have to get rid of so many of my beloved possessions.

      With the tree I can plant it and hopefully it will live many years and produce fruit for us and whoever moves into this house after us.

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  2. How amazing that yours is the one that made it Linda. Someone up there knew who was the baker in the family. I've neverhad lime pie. I would like to try this. One piece shouldn't do harm. I know Larry will finish the rest.

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    1. It is amazing Dottie. Now it gets lots and lots of TLC!

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  3. What a beautiful pie. I was in the store the other day and saw a jar of lime curd. How wonderful you have all the limes to make your own. I have never had lime pie, or key lime pie. One of these days I will get to visit and will feast on your wonderful baking.

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    1. Wish I could send you a pie, it's so good and know you would really like it.

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  4. I've heard of lemon curd but not lime - don't know why either because your pie looks amazing! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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  5. OKay, now that is a story for the books of survival! That little tree looks amazing! I read your comments on the lime tree's life...so cool. And I bet those pies were the best! A few years ago I germinated seeds from lemons I slice each day for my water, just as a wintertime experiment, and my little plant did grow. However, I knew it would never bear fruit, so after a couple years I composted it, but watching the life cycle was a fascinating thing.
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Hi Rita- very usual for me to get so wordy huh? Love that little tree, hope to start a few new ones from seeds.

      Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

      hugs,
      Linda

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  6. This was out of this world .Everyone at my sister's on Thanksgiving enjoyed it. Linda is such a baker and cook. love everything I have tasted.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

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  8. Linda, this sounds amazing! I love everything citrus! Pinning for later. Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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    1. Thanks Lori!

      Merry Christmas.

      hugs,
      Linda

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  9. That sounds and looks delicious. I usually like the lemon curd, but the lime would be wonderful for a change.

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    1. Thanks. Hope you like it.

      hugs,
      Linda

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  10. How wonderful to have your own lime tree, Linda! Your Lime Curd Pie looks fantastic. It must be so nice using such lovely fresh limes. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

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  11. This sounds Heavenly!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. wanna share a slice with me! I'll add some vanilla ice cream? Hope you try it.

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  12. Is the lime curd difficult to make, or I mean "testy" or easy? I have never made it but it looks so perfect for a spring pie! Piday pie Party!

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    1. Jan- I was delighted to join you on PIE DAY!

      No, this is easy and OHG is it good! I think I can make it now without looking at the recipe since I made it so many times.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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