How to make it

  • Spray a 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray (it helps tremendously when you try to cut pie later)
  • Whiz the coarsely crushed pretzel pieces in a food processor with sugar and nuts.
  • Add melted butter and press very firmly in pie pan.
  • Freeze 30 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake until firm about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and turn oven down to 325 degrees.
  • Whisk condensed milk, key lime juice, egg yolks, egg and salt.
  • Pour into crust and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool to room temp. Can make ahead to this point.
  • Chill three hours.
  • Taste the berries, if they are too tart A) sprinkle with sugar B) sprinkle with a spoon full of Grand Marnier.
  • Take the cooled pie from frig and decoratively arrange the strawberries over the top. Try for concentric circles but leave a margin around the edge for the lime filling to peek through.
  • CHOICE time:
  • Whip the egg whites with the sugar until soft peaks form and put over the strawberries in a gentle POUF. Use a torch and brulee the top or run under the broiler until the top lightly browns.
  • The Twisted Cork makes a swiss meringue with a boiling sugar syrup poured into the egg whites as they whip the egg whites and it cooks the whites and forms a perfectly sweetened puffy meringue, no broiler needed for the pie topping.
  • OR!! Skip the meringue and browning and whip some heavy cream and sugar it and top the chilled pie with the chilled whip cream! I chose whipped cream and did not turn on a broiler and did not have boiling sugar syrup to deal with. Easy Peasy and delicous.

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  • Good4U 9 years ago
    Lovely just lovely! Beautiful avatar too!
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  • pleclare 9 years ago
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  • DetroitTokyo 9 years ago
    Sounds awesome! Now to get my hands on key limes or the juice..
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  • sparow64 9 years ago
    LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!
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