Frozen Key Lime Pie with Chocolate Sauce

i love key lime pie! this is the first time i tried freezing it and serving it with chocolate. i got the idea after watching a program on the food network this week. they were visiting a place in key west that serves frozen key lime pie on a stick dipped in chocolate. i just used my recipe for key lime pie and then froze it and drizzled it with chocolate sauce. here's the recipe...

...recipe for two layer key lime pie slightly adapted from Bon App├ętit magazine
for the crust:
1 package graham crackers, crushed into crumbs
1 sitck butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar

for the baked layer:
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice
3 large egg yolks

for the chilled layer:
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup key lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium bowl. Press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch deep dish glass pie plate. Bake crust 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Reduce oven to 300 F.

Baked Layer:
Whisk condensed milk, lime juice, and egg yolks in a medium bowl to blend. Pour into pie crust. Bake until set, about 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

Chilled Layer:
Beat cream cheese, condensed milk, lime juice, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Pour over baked layer; smooth top. Cover and freeze. Serve with chocolate sauce.

for the chocolate sauce:
chop 4 ounces of dark chocolate and put in a small bowl with 1/4 cup whipping cream. microwave in 30 second increments stirring until smooth.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that program on the Food Network and thought of you, Somer. It looked so good!

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never tried Key Lime Pie! My daughter was doing a health project on tropical desserts and she came across this! She insisted we try making this. I sure will!

1:50 AM  

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