So for my dad's Fathers Day surprise, I looked for some inspiration for key lime pie, his favorite dessert. My mom said that she would help me, too. Since I live in a gluten free family, we needed a gluten free crust for our pie. So we used gluten free graham crackers. I have to say, this is the best dessert I have ever made! Yum! So try out this recipe and add or take out what you want. Enjoy! =)
Step 1: Ingredients
Before you begin, preheat your oven to 350*F
For the filling:
1/4 cup coconut creamer
1 14 ounce can condensed milk
2/3 cup lime juice
3 egg yolks
For the crust:
About 10-11 ounces gluten free graham crackers
5 tbs unsalted, melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
Step 2: The Crust
First, we will crush the graham crackers for the crust. In a food processor, put in the gluten free graham crackers. Crush them until finely chopped. If you don't have a food processor, put the graham crackers into a gallon bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
Step 3: Sugar
While the graham crackers powder is in the food processor, add in the sugar and press the pulse button a few times.
Step 4: Blended Well
Now that you have he graham cracker and sugar mixture, transfer into a pie pan.
Step 5: Melted Butter
First, melt 5 tbs butter. Then, in the pie pan, dig a sort of well into the dry graham cracker dust and sugar. Pour the melted butter into the hole.
Step 6: Moist
With a spatula, fold the mixture onto itself until the whole mixture is nice and moist.
Step 8: The Harder Part
Now decide if you would like to make a crust for the sides or just on the bottom. Gently and evenly press the mixture into the pan as shown in the picture.
Step 9: Into the Oven
Then put the crust into the oven for 8 minutes or until golden.
Step 10: The Egg Yolks
To get only the egg yolks, get a spoon that looks like the one in the picture (I have no idea what it's called) and place it over a bowl or plastic bowl. Then crack and egg and pour its contents into the spoon. The spoon will strain the egg whites out and leave the yolks.
Step 11: Put the Yolks Into a Large Bowl
Step 12: Electric Blender
With an electric blender, beat the egg yolks until fluffy. This will take up to 5 minutes.
Step 14: Lime Juice
Will beating the egg yolks, pour the right amounts of each ingredient for the filling into cups. This includes the lime juice, condensed milk, and the coconut creamer.
Step 16: Pour Them In
While beating, gradually add in the condensed milk. Beat for another 2-3 minutes. Then pour in the coconut creamer and beat again. Then pour in the lime juice and bring the mixer down to a low speed.
Step 17: Cool Off
When your crust is done, take it out of the oven and set it on a cooling rack to cool off.
Step 18: Pour
Pour the filling into the crust until it's all in there. Put it back into the oven for 10 minutes, or until the filling is set.
Step 19: Prepare
Then take it out and let it cool. Freeze 15-20 minutes before serving.
Step 20: Delicious!
Now you have a delicious key lime pie to enjoy with your family. And it's also GLUTEN FREE! Enjoy this pie in so many different ways! Thanks for viewing and stay tuned for more delectable delights!