See how tiny these key limes are? Intensely flavored and tart! Image by m kasahara via FlickrFrom Denny: In the heat of this summer (which it seems you have heard me endlessly whining about - grin) and to be enjoyed after a good garlicky seafood dish is a citrus flavor to cut the oils, salt and heat.
We adore Key Lime Pie here in Louisiana! Louisianians often visit the Florida beaches and golf courses where we were introduced to such a sweet treat as to what they like to create with Key Limes! (We also love their soft shell crabs - yum!) Here is another twist on the classic recipe by using white chocolate.
Easy Key Lime Pie with a Twist
Yield: one (9-inch) pie
1 cup whipping cream
1 (11-ounce) package white chocolate morsels
1 tablespoon Breakstone's sour cream (you can use another full fat brand)
1 teaspoon grated Key Lime rind (these things are tiny to grip; if you have a microplane it's easier to grate them)
1/3 cup fresh Key lime juice (these tiny little limes are awesome!)
1 (9-inch) pre-baked chocolate graham cracker crust (I prefer a chocolate crust as I find the plain just a little too bland but you can choose whatever you enjoy!)
Garnish: lime slices
Over low heat in a medium saucepan you want to combine the white chocolate morsels and the whipping cream.
Cook 5 minutes or until white chocolate melts; stir constantly. Remove from heat and now add the sour cream, lime rind and juice; stir well. Note: The reason you remove it from the heat is that you don't want the sour cream to separate or the white chocolate to seize up on you.
Note: Variation - Before you pour this mixture into the crust you can add some zing with another variation: spread a thin layer of sour cream on the bottom of the crust. You could also spread a thin layer of melted semi-sweet chocolate here too! I've even placed finely chopped butter-roasted pecans here.
If you want to just proceed with the basic recipe and skip the variations, go ahead and pour the sour cream-lime mixture into crust. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Garnish, if desired with more whipped cream, finely chopped butter-roasted pecans and lime slices for beautiful presentation! Dare I say it? Lip-smacking good! :)
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