Two of my best friends, Peter and Tari Bowman, moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico many years ago and bought a restaurant on the beach called Daiquiri Dick's. 35 years later, they are still in P.V. running the restaurant and living in Paradise. This 'oh so delicious' pie has been on the menu since day one and according to Tari, it outsells every other dessert, even coconut flan! I love this pie so much that I've had it on my menus at Alchemy Market & Wine Bar and Wren Café. I love it still and serve it when I cater, especially if I am serving a tropical themed menu. It just screams summertime! Daiquiri Dick's restaurant has a delightful cookbook called "Sand In Your Shoes" and this recipe is in the newest edition. Check it out but in the meantime...here it is!
Daiquiri Dick's Key Lime Pie
1 1/2 c graham cracker or ginger snap crumbs
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c melted butter
2 1/4 c sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks at room temperature
1 c lime juice
4 T lime zest
1 1/2 c sour cream
1/4 c sugar
1 t vanilla
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix crumbs, sugar & butter together and press into a 10" glass pie plate. Mix together the filling ingredients and pour into the crust. Bake for 20 minutes. While the pie is in the oven, mix together the topping ingredients. Pour over the filling carefully and then bake for 10 more minutes. Chill completely and serve. Garnish with a bit of zest if you like. Makes 12 servings.
As a caterer for over 30 years, I have established a reputation for consistently creating original menus inspired by the occasion and the season, presenting them with an ease and elegance uniquely my own. Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients are the basis of my creative “from scratch” menus, which range from the classically elegant to rustic and whimsical.
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