Peanut B



Peanut Brittle and Key Lime Pie


Episode 76



Key Lime Pie

Pie Filling
4 large egg yolks
4 teaspoons grated lime zest, plus ½ cup fresh lime juice, about 5 limes
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Graham Cracker Crust
9 whole graham crackers broken into 1-inch pieces
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons granulated sugar (I did not use this)

Whipped Topping
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
¼ cup powdered sugar

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and lime zest. Continue whisking for about 2 minutes. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add lime juice and whisk until combined. Cover mixture and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes until thickened.

While the filling thickens, adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 325 degrees. Process graham crackers in a food processor to fine crumbs, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle melted butter and sugar (if using) over crumbs and pulse to combine, about 5 pulses.
Pour mixture into a 9-inch plate. Using the bottom of a measuring cup, press the crumbs into an even layer on the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Bake until the crust is fragrant and starts to brown, about 13 to 18 minutes.

Pour thickened filling into the warm pie crust. Bake the pie until the center is firm but jiggles slightly when shaken, about 15 to 20 minutes. Let pie cool slightly on a wire rack for about 1 hour. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the filling is chilled and set, about 3 hours.

Using a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip heavy cream and sugar on medium-low speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase speed to high and whip until soft peaks form, about 1 to 3 minutes. Spread topping over pie in a decorative pattern and enjoy.

Peanut Brittle

1/2 Cup Water
2 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Light Karo Syrup
2 Cups Raw Peanuts
1/4 Stick Butter
2 Tsp Baking Soda

Line baking sheet with edges with parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray.
Boil water, sugar and Karo over medium heat until it reaches hard crack or 320 degrees. Add peanuts and stir to combine. Bring back to 320.
Remove from stove and add butter and baking soda. Stir quickly and pour onto baking sheet. Spread evenly.
Allow to cool at lest 30 minutes and then break apart and enjoy.