Mom’s Easy Pie Crust Recipe & Yummy Lime Pie

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Dear friends,

No, this is not my mom’s recipe πŸ˜† but I thought this would grab your attention as everyone loves their mom’s cooking, right? I give all credits of this recipe and video to Chef John’s mom, Pauline. Chef John writes for the food section on About.com and he has his own free video recipe blog, which I have listed down for your easy reference in my Blogroll on the right sidebar of this page. πŸ˜‰

Yesterday, the weather in KL was a real scorcher and it was so terribly hot that we were drinking cold teas and eating lots of fruits to cool down. Because I had stocked up on a lot of baking supplies, I was looking for some really easy and interesting baking recipes….and I found this fantastic Key Lime Pie recipe, complete with a detailed video. I really thank Chef John for starting his video blog and teaching us how to cook or bake like a real Chef! πŸ˜†

Here is the video for Pauline’s Key Lime Pie (we can substitute key limes with regular limes) –

Recipe –

Crust: (enough for 2 pies, or one with bottom and top crust)

1 tsp salt
2 cups flour
3/4 cup shortening (or substitute with butter)
5-6 tbsps ice water

Filling –

3 large eggs
3 large juicy limes (1/2 cup of juice)
1 can (14oz or 400gm) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 drop green food coloring
lime zest for garnish
whipped cream to top pie

Oven Temperature Conversion –

400 degrees Fahrenheit is about 205 degrees Celcius

350 degrees F is about 180 degrees C

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