How can you go wrong with a crunchy chocolate cookie crust, a layer of dark chocolate and a bright and tart lime filling? This Key Lime Chocolate Pie is everything you would want in a dessert. It’s like having a chocolate cream filled cookie together with a lime mousse!
Key Lime Chocolate Pie
This pie has a crunchy chocolate cookie crust, a layer of dark chocolate over the crust and a bright, tart lime filling.
For the crust
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch pie pan. place chocolate wafers in a food processor and process to crumbs Add the melted butter and sugar and pulse or stir until combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pie pan. Bake the crust until set, 8 minutes. Set aside on a wire rack; leave the oven on.
For the filling
Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Pour it over the cooled pie crust. In a food processor, beat the egg yolks and lime zest until very fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually add the condensed milk and continue to beat until thick, 3 or 4 minutes longer. Lower the mixer speed and slowly add the lime juice, mixing just until combined, no longer. Pour the mixture into the crust. Bake for 10 minutes or until the filling has set. Cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate. For the topping:
For the whipped cream
Whip the cream and the confectioners' sugar together. Put the whipped cream into a pastry bag with a decorative tip and decorate the pie with it.
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