Thursday, August 23, 2012

Key Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut


I made this Key Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut for my Bunco Group. According to my hubby, they get all of the good stuff.  Don't worry, he got a piece of this delicious pie, too. All summer long my favorite drink has been Mojitos with Coconut Rum.  Instead of "Putting the lime in the coconut,"  I put the toasted coconut in the Key Lime Pie. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner.  I mixed coconut with graham cracker crumbs in the crust, and also garnished the pie with toasted coconut.  The coconut gave the pie an extra crunch and flavor. If you don't like coconut, you can omit it.


Key Lime pie is very easy to make,  a graham cracker crust, and three ingredients, egg yolks, Key lime Juice, either fresh or Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice, and sweetened condensed milk. Four ingrdients are needed if you add the coconut.  Mix all of the ingredients together, except for the coconut, and pour into a baked or ready made graham cracker crust.  Bake for 15 minutes, and cool for 10 minutes, and then refrigerate. Before serving,  you can decorate with fresh whipped cream, or whipped topping, and garnish with the toasted coconut and lime slices. Enjoy!

Fresh out of the oven!
Key Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut Adapted from Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice 

Graham Cracker Crust- 9"
1/3  cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
 1/4  cups finely crushed graham crackers (about 18)  Can crush crackers in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, or swirl in a Food Processor until fine Crumbs
1/2 cup flaked coconut, optional

Directions: 

Melt butter; stir in sugar. Add crushed crackers and coconut; toss to mix well. Spread evenly into a 9-inch pie plate. Press onto bottom and sides to form a firm, even crust. Chill about 1 hour or until firm. (Or, bake in a 375 degree F oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until edge is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack before filling.)

Key Lime Pie Filling Pre-heat oven 350 degrees

1 9" prepared or ready made graham cracker crust

3egg yolks
1/2 cup Key Lime Juice
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed  milk
1/2 cup, toasted coconut*
1 cup whipping cream, whipped or whipped topping.

Combine above ingredients, except for toasted coconut and whipping cream. in bowl and mix well.

Pour filling into graham cracker crust, and bake in 350degreee oven for 15 min.  remove to rack and cool for 10 minutes, before refrigerating.

Before serving garnish with whipped cream toasted coconut, and lime slices
 Toasted Coconut  350 degree oven

Place coconut on a foil covered cookie sheet in 350degree oven for 7-10 minutes, until lightly browned.  Watch carefully, because coconut burns easily.  Cool on a plate, and garnish, right before serving.








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20 comments:

  1. Coconut is my most FAVE flavour in the world and Key Lime Pie is one of my absolute fave desserts so I am just loving this mash up! yum! what a great idea, I'm defo bookmarking this!

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    1. I love coconut and lime together, too, and they are perfect in this pie:)

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  2. I haven't made a key lime pie in ages!!! LOVE the idea of the coconut in the lime!!! Yes... your bunco group is lucky!!

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    1. I thought of your coconut lime banana bread, when I was making this. My Bunco group loves me!

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  3. What a beautifully flavoured and presented pie my friend, it looks delicious - such lucky friends :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru,
      You would like this pie. Study hard for exams!

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  4. I LOVE key lime pie! No graham crackers down here or key lime juice but I make do the best I can. :) How I would love a bite of your pie!

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    1. Maureen,
      You can use regular limes, if you can't get Key Limes, and just make a regular pie crust for pastry.

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  5. What a great idea and recipe. I do love lime...and simple! Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck!

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    1. Marsha,
      This recipe is so simple, and so good! I live the Weekend Potluck, and it's good exposure for my blog!

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  6. oh becky! this looks scrumptious! i would have used the leftover egg whites to make a crispy meringue for the top! that way, the egg whites won't get wasted ;)

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    1. Abeer,
      I don't have good luck with meringue. My turns out "weepy." Any ideas?

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  7. I've never met a Key Lime Pie I didn't like, but Becky, yours looks perfect because of the toasted coconut. Just wish I had a slice now. Bunco is a blast from the past!

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    1. Pam,
      I wanted to add a little something extra to the Key Lime Pie, to change it uo a bit.

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  8. YUM! I love Key Lime Pie and the toasted coconut sounds delicious. My hubby thinks my Bunco Group gets all the good stuff as well! :)
    Thanks for linking to the Weekend Potluck!
    ~Kim

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    1. Kim,
      coconut adds a little crunch to the Key Lime Pie. Bunco groups eat very well:)

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  9. This looks SO good, Becky...citrus and coconut is such a great flavor! Sorry I've been MIA lately...it's been a very hectic summer, but hopefully things are calming down a bit and I can get caught up with everyone!

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    1. Wendy,
      You have had a busy summer for sure. this pie has great flavors, and the coconut adds an extra crunch!

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  10. I have to agree with your husband, your bunco group gets the good stuff, lol. I wish I had a piece of this to curl up on the couch with today. I've decided that's all I have the energy left for today. Although I've been dying to try that lemon cake for myself, might have to get off the couch for a bit and make it today, huh.
    -Gina-

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    1. Gina,
      You know that I would send a lemon cake to you, but it wouldn't be a pretty sight, when it arrived:(. One of these days, we will eat lemon cake together.

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