Who likes the taste of Key Lime Pie? I do! Today, September 26, is national Key Lime Pie Day! In 2006, it has been accepted as Florida’s state pie. Key Lime Pie has been invented by Jack Simon a botanist from Key West, Florida.
This recipe for Key Lime Pie Fudge is delicious and easy to make! It is the perfect dessert for any occasion!
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers (about 8 whole crackers)
16 ounces white chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh key lime juice
Line a square 8×8 baking pan with foil or parchment paper, extending it up and over pan (this helps you get the fudge out of the pan later). Grease or spray the sides and bottom of the pan, especially the corners. Set aside.
To make the crust: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl add the butter and stir in sugar with a fork, breaking up any lumps. Add crushed graham crackers and toss to mix well. Spread evenly into the baking pan and bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until edge is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
To make the fudge: Stir white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a large heavy saucepan over low heat just until chocolate is melted and all the lumps are gone. Remove from heat and stir in lime zest and lime juice. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Cover and chill for two hours or overnight. Lift the fudge from pan using edges of foil. Peel off foil and use a heavy, non-serrated knife to cut the fudge into one-inch pieces. (Tip: Keep a damp kitchen towel handy to clean off the knife after each cut. This will keep give your fudge a cleaner appearance.)