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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