Yesterday I made the best Key Lime Pie! It is the perfect blend of sweet and tart. Instead of the usual graham cracker crust I decided to make a pretzel crust. In my mind I just thought that the saltiness of the pretzels would blend well with the key lime pie (think margaritas) and it did. MMMM!!! There are some good picnic holidays coming up - Memorial Day, 4th of July.... Make this and you will be the hit of the party!
Key Lime Pie with Pretzel Crust
Ingredients for the Pretzel Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
3 tbs sugar
1 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter, melted
Instructions for the Pretzel Crust:
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all the crust ingredients. Mix well and press into a deep dish pie plate. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until just starting to color.
Leave the oven on.
Ingredients for the Key Lime Pie:
2 14 oz cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup key lime juice (I squeezed the limes with a garlic press. It worked well.)
1 tbs lime zest (zest limes before cutting and squeezing)
Instructions for the Key Lime Pie:
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all of the filling ingredients. Mix well. Pour into prepared crust. Bake for 15 minutes. You do not want it to color.
Cool to room temperature and then chill thoroughly - at least 3 hours - before serving.