Easter

Quick key lime pie pudding

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February 19, 2011
1 Rating
Author Notes

Varying my key lime pie recipe I am making a stove top version as a pudding. This creamy smooth pudding, so refreshing with its clear, strong citrus focus, has a slight texture added by the zest. A homemade graham cracker would be a perfect additional garnish. —Sagegreen

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed key lime juice
  • 2 tbl. zest of key limes (more or less, to your taste)
  • creme fraiche, whipped cream or toasted meringue garnish
  • key lime wheels for garnish
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Be sure to wash your key limes before using. Then whisk the egg yolks with the condensed milk and key lime juice.
  2. Using a double boiler or heavy sauce pan with attentive, careful, constant stirring, bring almost to a boil. Continue to stir as the pudding simmers slowly and thickens. When thickened, stir in the lime zest and heat for 2 more minutes.
  3. Pour into individual serving dishes. Place cut parchment paper on top to prevent a skin from forming. Let cool. Serve chilled with a garnish of creme fraiche or whipped cream and fresh key lime wheels. Alternatively, you can top with egg whites beaten stiff with a little sugar then toasted under the broiler until browned or torched. If you could serve this with a homemade graham cracker, it would be just like a pudding pie.
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9 Reviews

enichol January 20, 2015
Thank you for this recipe! I've been craving key lime pie and this perfectly quenched that craving. I added one extra yolk, a bit more lime juice, and just a bit of cornstarch. Also, I used regular limes. Came out perfectly! Thank you!
 
simplycooking101 February 24, 2011
I love Key Lime PIe but don't care that much about the crust so this looks great!
 
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Sagegreen February 24, 2011
Thanks, simplycooking101. This may be perfect for you!
 
Aliwaks February 22, 2011
oh yummmmmm!
 
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Sagegreen February 22, 2011
Thanks, Aliwaks! Just missing the crust.
 
Table9 February 20, 2011
You read my mind...yummm, just love key lime!
 
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Sagegreen February 20, 2011
Thanks, Table9!
 
Blissful B. February 20, 2011
What a beautiful photo!
 
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Sagegreen February 20, 2011
Thanks, BB!