Although math has never been one of my strong points, baking has… So Happy Pi(e) Day, Preppy Hostess Style!

This year I debated which pie to make, but finally decided on Key Lime. I combined two different recipes to make this marvelous Key Lime Pie, which I thought would be picture-perfect to serve to my friends this weekend. Light, fresh and full of flavor this pie is a wonderful Florida desert and the color reminds me of spring. One of my favorite parts about this dessert is that the ingredient list is so small. By combining just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious pie in under a half hour. Plus, everyone knows the crust is the best part and this crust is so buttery and has just the right amount of graham cracker crunch.

If you didn’t already know, Pi Day is a celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π. It is celebrated annually on March 14, because 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π, when in decimal form. Like I said earlier, I’ve never been great at math but I can bake… so if you’re like me, try making this pie… to celebrate Pi.

Ingredients:
Crust
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
5 tbs cup butter, melted
Filling
5 yolks beaten
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key-lime juice

Directions:

    1. Press crust mixture into a pie dish until crust lines the dish.

 

  • Mix together all of the filling ingredients with mixer, beat till smooth. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 375 for 15 min. Allow to cool and garnish with whipped cream and key-lime slices.

 

 

**Filling recipe came from 1999 American Pie Council’s National Pie Championship’s first place winner in the Quick and Easy Category.