/ Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Taste of Disney

 

In honor of “Pi Day” from last week (3/14), I would like to share two Disney pie recipes! Okay, so I realize I’m a little late since Pi Day was last week, but really, when isn’t there an appropriate time to celebrate pie?!

Our first recipe comes from Disney’s Old Key West Resort…. Key Lime Pie!
Recipe provided by http://allfare.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/disneys-key-lime-pie/.

Ingredients:

5 large egg yolks
1 can (14 ounces ) sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup Key lime juice (I used bottled Key lime juice since there were not Key limes available at the market.)
1 prepared 9-inch graham cracker pie crust

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Gently whisk the yolks together in a bowl, do not let them foam.
Stirring constantly, slowly blend in the sweetened condensed milk and the Key lime juice.
Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until set.
Remove the pie from the oven and cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
Chill, covered, until very cold.
Serve chilled, cut into wedges. (I used some ReddiWip to decorate and just cut some limes into wedges for garnish. You could also use a zester and add some lime zest or even candied limes for a garnish instead.)
Serves 8.

The second recipe this week is a unique one! It is known that Walt Disney loved dessert, especially pie. He apparently loved a special lemon chiffon pie with graham cracker crust and the recipe for this very pie was given by the Disney family to be published in a cookbook in honor of Walt’s first grandchild (Christopher Disney Miller). Christopher was allowed to name the pie since it was in his honor, so he called it “Chris’s Cold Pie.” Enjoy! Recipe provided by http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/3638815-Walt-s-Own-Chris-s-Cold-Pie-

Ingredients:

4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. grated lemon rind
1 graham cracker crust (recipe on box)
Nutmeg

Directions:

In a small bowl, beat egg yolks with lemon juice and water just until combined. Mix gelatin, half the sugar and the salt in the top of a double boiler. Pour in egg yolk mixture, blending well. Cook, stirring constantly, over boiling water (water should not touch top section of double boiler) until gelatin dissolves and mixture thickens. Remove top from boiling water. Stir in lemon rind. Let set 20 minutes in a bowl filled with ice cubes, stirring occasionally. Remove from ice when mixture thickens enough to mound when dropped from a spoon.

Meanwhile, beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a large bowl until soft peaks form when beater is raised. Gradually add remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until stiff peaks form when batter is raised. Gently fold gelatin mixture into egg whites just until combined. Turn into pie crust. Dust top with nutmeg and chill several hours. (If desired, omit nutmeg and servce topped with whipped cream.)

Do any of you have any special desserts you love at WDW?

Kristin Casagrand is a student currently studying physical therapy at Bellarmine University. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Kristin has taken many a family vacations as a child driving 24 hrs, cramped in the back of the car and fighting with her sister to get to Disney (definitely worth it though). She looks forward to sharing “A taste of Disney” with everyone each week.

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2 Responses to "A Taste of Disney: Pi Day Pies"

  1. Anne says:

    The legendary “original” grapefruit cake at The Hollywood Brown Derby. Simply the perfect combination of tangy and sweet.

    I haven’t heard about “Pi Day” since my kids were in high school. That was a fun memory. The cafeteria ladies always served the kids pie that day. Needless to say, that was a great day at school.

  2. Steamboat Eddie says:

    When I’m at Walt Disney World my go to dessert is the carrot cake cookie washed down with a delicious cappuccino at the Writer’s Stop in Hollywood Studios. With that being said I love key lime pie (my go to dessert in Florida) and really wanna try this recipe.

    Have an awesome day!!

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