Sweet Lime Pie with Salty Pretzel Crust

Sweet Lime Pie with Salty Pretzel Crust

Serves 8

The unique crust on this pie, made with crushed pretzels and honey, is the perfect salty-sweet note for its custard-like filling. Use the same crust when you're making chocolate or lemon cream pies, too.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) bag pretzel sticks
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) packet unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Confectioners' sugar to taste
  • Lime slices for garnish
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Put pretzels into a blender and blend until fine crumbs form, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl, add butter and 4 teaspoons of the honey and mix until well combined. Press crumb mixture into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate, leaving a 1/2-inch rim around the top. Bake until just crisp and golden, about 10 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

Put 1/2 cup water and gelatin into a small pot and set aside for 5 minutes. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, remaining 1/2 cup honey, lime juice and zest. Stir warm gelatin mixture into yogurt mixture then pour filling into prepared pie crust. Refrigerate until chilled and set, about 3 hours.

Beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Slice pie and serve topped with dollops of whipped cream and lime slices.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:280 calories (130 from fat), 14g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 23g sugar), 4g protein

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