True Lime Creme Brulee Pie with Toffee Topping

Description

A smooth pie with a zest of True Lime! You’ll love the sweet and crunchy topping. Recipe submitted by Howard Tiller.

Ingredients

8 packets True Lime
8 egg yolks
2 egg whites
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup half and half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped Heath toffee bits for topping
1 10-inch graham cracker pie crust (store bought)
Chocolate sauce for drizzling, if desired

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Brush pie crust with egg white and bake for 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees F. Remove pie crust and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks and whites until smooth (about 30 seconds). Slowly add sugar and continue to whisk. Once the sugar is added, continue to whisk until the eggs are a pale yellow (about 1 minute).
  5. Add True Lime, salt, heavy cream, half and half, and vanilla. Whisk until completely blended.
  6. Strain into cooled graham cracker crust. Bake approximately 45 minutes or until pie does not jiggle in center when bumped.
  7. Remove from oven and top with finely chopped toffee bits. Put back in oven and broil until the toffee melts (keep a close eye on it, as it could easily burn). Light browning of the pie surface is to be expected and is desirable.
  8. Once cool, drizzle with chocolate sauce before serving, if desired.
Notes

This pie can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight.