Key Lime Pie for Pi (π) Day

Key Lime Pie | www.thepeachkitchen.com

Key Lime Pie | www.thepeachkitchen.com

Did you know it was Pi (π) Day yesterday?? Technically it was the annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Because, you know, it was March 14 (or 3/14 in the month/day date format) and 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form.

I saw a lot of pies in my facebook wall and I just happen to make this Key Lime Pie the other day without any idea it was going to be Pi(e) Day yesterday. I just feel like eating something rich, creamy, and tart.

Key Lime Pie reminds me of the Summer that is almost here. It reminds me of sunrise……. and of cool, crisp, afternoon air.

Life has been really busy once again and I just want to have something that could fuel my thinking while reminding me that I have to take a break, sit, relax.. and let my mind wander to where it wants to go.

A slice of this creamy but tart Key Lime Pie  is just the perfect thing that does it.

Key Lime Pie | www.thepeachkitchen.com

This Key Lime Pie is as sweet, creamy, and dense as Creme Caramel (leche flan) but has that tartness from the lime that balances the flavor into one refreshing dessert. It’s actually one of my favorite desserts, specially if what I just had was too heavy for my palate and tummy.

I thought it would be just as perfect a recipe for today as well as I share some great news with you.

It’s finally happening!! At last, after more than a year of waiting, what used to be our internet shop is gonna be reconstructed into our home! peanutbutter and I have been working at it for over a year now. It felt like we’ve been waiting for a decade. Now, we are just so excited that reconstruction will finally begin on monday.

I’m really really EXCITED!!

I’m most probably overwhelmed too with everything that has been happening in our lives lately. It’s a combination of good things and bad things but mostly of good things.

This is what our small computer shop looks like. We opened it in 2008 and closed it in 2012. We’re having it reconstructed to turn into the photo on the right. What do you think ? I can’t really think about anything else right now except what “The Peach Kitchen” would look like in the flesh! (I’ll be posting more about this at my mommy blog, http://www.mommypeach.com)

It would be a long five or six months of waiting before it’s completely finished. I’m just sooooo happy it’s starting in a few days.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you’re having a good day today.

Key Lime Pie | www.thepeachkitchen.com

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Key Lime Pie

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 300mL can and 1 168mL can of sweetened condensed milk, (I used Alaska)
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • whipped cream and lime slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven into 350ºF/ 180ºC
  2. In your 9-inch pie plate, mix crushed graham cracker, melted butter, sugar, and lime zest.
  3. Firmly press the crumb mixture into the bottom and along the sides of your pie dish.
  4. Bake it for 10-15 minutes until the crust starts browning. remove and let it cool to room temperature.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, lime juice, egg yolks, and lime zest until smooth.
  6. Pour mixture into your cooled crust and bake in the oven at 325ºF/ 160ºC for 25-30 minutes.
  7. The edges should be set but the center should be jiggly. Remove from the oven and chill for 2 hours before serving.
  8. Garnish with lime slices and whipped cream.
  9. I keep mine chilled overnight and then eat it the following day.

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66 Responses

  1. Hi Peach! Long time no write! Nangasim naman ako sa key lime pie mo hehehe. When we went to Key West, we had key lime pie (on a stick) dipped in chocolate. It was divine!!!

  2. I crave key lime pie. It just ding donged on me that I have never made it. Why? Probably because I am afraid I would eat the whole pie myself in less than 24 hrs. Ha! Thanks for the push to bake one and a good recipe right at my finger tips. My goodness I can understand why you are excited about your new project and can hardly think about anything else. The face lift is upscale and creates a completely different vibe. Blocked glass is the new ‘in’ the last few years, so that was a good choice. Keep all posted on the progress. Going forward is scary ever so fun and ever so worth it.

  3. I LOVE key lime pie! Yours look so delicious!!! Love citrus pies and this is a nice dessert. And congrats on the house project! The new building looks modern and you guys will be excited to see it’s being built soon. 🙂 6 months will come very soon! I’m excited for you!

  4. Your new building looks great! Such exciting news! And such a wonderful pie — I go back and forth between Key Lime and Lemon Meringue as my favorite pie, but I think Key Lime wins. Yours looks terrific — thanks.

  5. wow! looks so yummy and creamy! would love to see the final building. i love the design 🙂 i think the roof deck is a nice idea 😉

  6. Do you know that I am member of a sonority with Pi? hehe Trivia lang
    and Sati wants to be called Peach Mango Pie from now on..

    then proceeds on saying, we should start calling her baby Peachy and I will be Mommy Peachy (gusto ko pa nakawan ng pangalan! haha)

  7. The reconstruction is a great investment to attract more customers who aspire for modernity to enter. The key lime pie looks really good!

  8. Yum! This key lime pie is definitely going to my to-learn lists! I’m a new mom and since my 1 year old is starting to munch like a big toddler already, I decided to get myself acquainted with the kitchen. She likes fruits and soft meals, so yaaay! thanks for the recipe mommy peach! When I try this one out, I’ll post pictures and tag you 🙂

  9. Congrats, Peachy, on the internet cafe! 🙂 Question about the key lime pie – if I can’t find limes, can I use dayap? Where do you buy lime from? 🙂

  10. I love citrusy flavors! I wish I could someday concoct something like this! You make it look so easy 🙂

  11. Oh how exciting! Is it a culinary school? Congratulations! My mouth watered at your key lime pie, btw. Sadly, I only do baking with my turbo broiler slash oven so I don’t think I can bake that much yet. Aside from it not being too reliable on thebaking function, nakakatamad gamitin, haha. Maybe when I get my oven on December. Keep posting those mouth-watering food you make! May K!

  12. Totally sharing this with my sister because she is the better baker. Or cook. Haha. I usually fail at doing these kinds of things even if I religiously follow the recipe. I wanna try this one. Looks so yummy!!

  13. I have never tried key lime pie, and you’re photos make me want to eat.it.right.now!!!
    hihi!!

    Good luck on your new shop, is still gonna ba a computer shop or for your peach kitchen exclusively?

    BTW< do you use Philkraft pan or the Happy Call? Was wondering if you can share some recipes to use it. Thanks in advance.

  14. your key lime pie looks delicious and creamy. Just looking at it I can savor it in my mouth. Bigla akong naglaway mommy.I will try to do it.
    I wish that I can do it perfectly.

    I

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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