Key Lime Pie

It is not often that I will get a special request for a dessert.  Except for Key Lime Pie.  Matt and I recently celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary and since he has recently mentioned this pie a few times, I thought I would make it for him.

This Key Lime Pie recipe is from the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion Cookbook.  I first made it last summer and briefly mentioned it here.  Making this pie is incredibly easy and makes a great summer dessert!  And you don’t necessarily need key limes.  I used the juice of regular limes.

This pie is almost a no-bake pie.  It has a vanilla wafer crust that briefly bakes so it can set.

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Once the crust is cool, pour in the pie filling and allow it to set for several hours.

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And then of course, you need to top it off with fresh whipped cream.

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The first time I made this I used coconut extract in the fresh whipped cream.  It complimented the lime wonderfully.  Vanilla extract is still tasty if that is all you have.  That’s what I used this time around.

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Since Labor Day is sadly already here, this is the perfect dessert to wrap up summer!

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