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Sittin’ on the Sandbar Key Lime Pie*
2013 APC Crisco National Pie Championships Amateur Division
Best of Show
Amy Freeze, Avon Park, FL

Crust:
2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
2 tbsp granulated sugar
5 tbsp melted butter

Filling:
8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese-softened
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1-15 oz can Eagle Brand Condensed milk
3/4 cup Coco Lopez (Cream of Coconut)
3/4 cup key lime juice

In a bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Allow to cool to the touch before filling.

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In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs & egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add condensed milk and beat well. Add key lime juice and Coco Lopez and beat well. Pour into crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until center is set to the touch. Allow to cool before refrigerating.

Whipped Cream Layer:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar

In a cold bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff. Pipe large rosettes around edges.

Garnish:
Lime slices & white chocolate sea shells

To make white chocolate sea shells:
Melt white chocolate almond bark or white chocolate pieces in microwave. Pour into sea shell molds. Chill until set.

*Courtesy of the National Pie Council

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9 comments

1 Betty Smith { 03.14.15 at 8:18 am }

Lemon Ice Box Pie coming up.

2 Michelle F. { 02.04.14 at 1:31 pm }

Pi day is Pie day always! In my home,we also always celebrate Pie and Pi on March 14th! It’s just the right thing to do!:)

3 Jaime McLeod { 01.23.14 at 2:29 pm }

Pi Day is on March 14th. They’re two separate holidays.

4 Anthony S. { 01.22.14 at 9:04 pm }

I agree with L.Macy. Pie(Pi) day should be on March 14th.

5 Leslie Edwards Humez { 01.22.14 at 11:42 am }

Cheryl & L. Macy have it exactly right. We celebrate Pi(e) day on 3.14 too! Why don’t they pay us for our brilliant irony? No matter how you slice it, every day is a good day to honor the great American dessert.

6 Cheryl { 01.22.14 at 11:02 am }

Shouldn’t pie day be March 14? (3.14)

7 MaryG { 01.22.14 at 9:27 am }

So love pie. Guess I have some baking to do. So many choices. Maybe a variety.

8 L.Macy { 01.22.14 at 9:19 am }

We always celebrate pie on March 14: pi day (3.1415…) ! 😉

9 Joyce Vanderpool { 01.22.14 at 8:54 am }

What a great reason (or is it an “excuse”?) for a national celebration. Of course in my mind, any day is appropriate — even welcomed — as National Pie Day. This recipe sounds wonderful and quite Southern, considering its ingredients include pecans and bourbon.

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