Monday, September 19, 2011

Key lime curd becomes a pie

Key limes

The juice of all those limes

Lime curd with the butter mixed in

Vodka enriched pie crust waiting to be rolled out

Finished key lime pie
I had some key limes that had been in my fridge for some time and I needed to use them before they went bad. So, I dedcided to make Key Lime Curd. I love lemon cured so why not make it out of limes. I made the curd from a recipe from The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook: The Original Classics.
      This was also a good time for me to work on my pie crust.  I had planed on working on my pie crusts for the DC State Fair so this pie was really and an excuse to experiment with a new pie crust recipe from Cooks Illustrated November  2007 issue. The secrect ingredient--  vodka, kinda strange but this is America's Test Kitchen. Let them do the testing, follow their recipe and wha la, a perfect pie crust. (You don't taste or have any of the effects of alcohol). So thanks to them I now have a pie crust that I feel can stand up to the State Fair. Stay tuned for that blog.


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