Key Lime Tequila Pie

Creator of JohnJeanJuan, Terry John Zila, stopped by with a tasty recipe for Key Lime Tequila Pie.

Key Lime Tequila Pie

For the Graham Cracker Crust:

1/3 cup unsalted butter
¼ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup finely crushed graham crackers

  1. Place crushed graham crackers in a large bowl. Melt the butter and stir in the sugar.

Add to the bowl with the graham crackers and toss to mix well.

  1. Spread the mixture evenly into a high-rimmed removable bottom 9-inch pie tart pan .

Chill for 1 hour.

For the Key Lime pie filling:

9 large egg yolks
21 ounces sweetened condensed milk
¾ cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons sipping quality tequila
2 tablespoons lime zest

Lightly sweetened whipped cream to garnish

To make the filling:

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the condensed milk.
  3. Add the lime juice and tequila and blend well. Whisk in the lime zest to the egg yolk and condensed milk mixture.
  1. Pour mixture into prepared pie shell and bake in pre-heated oven for about 15-17 minutes.

Cool to room temperature, then chill at least 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream.

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