Actress Sara Ramirez (Dr. Callie Torres, Grey’s Anatomy) shared her Key Lime Pie and Chai Drink recipes recently with In Style Magazine. Apparently she’s more than just a beautiful and talented actress – she knows her way around the kitchen.
I can’t wait to try her Key Lime Pie and I’ll be trying her Chai drink immediately – is tonight soon enough? I’ve had a Chai Tea Latte addiction since I could first utter the words, “Starbucks,” so this sounds like something I’ll lose myself in. Plus, I’m in love with the Almond drink she uses in the recipe.
It’s all good!
Key Lime Pie Recipe
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tbsp, divided
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
4 egg yolks
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh key lime juice or regular lime juice
3/4 cup chilled heavy cream
Sliced limes for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar and butter. Press mixture over bottom and up sides of 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake crust in middle of oven for 10 minutes; let cool.
Whisk together egg yolks, condensed milk and lime juice. Pour mixture into crust. Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until center is set. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
In medium bowl beat cream until frothy. Add 2 tbsp sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread over pie and garnish with lime slices.
Chai Drink Recipe
“Sometimes I like to put extra nutmeg in, but you can really play around with the ingredients until it suits your taste,” says Ramirez.
8 cups cold almond non-dairy beverage (found in your grocer’s natural food or dairy section, or next to soy milk)
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp Splenda (or 8 packets)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Working in batches, fill blender with ice cubes. Add almond beverage and blend on high speed. Divide chai drink among 8 glasses. Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.