Monday, September 25, 2006

Key Lime Pie with Passion Fruit
Coulis and Huckelberry Compote

16 ounces fresh wild huckleberries or wild Maine blueberries or one 15- to 16-ounce package frozen wild blueberries
1/2 cup sugar1 vanilla bean, split lengthwiseCoulis
3/4 cup frozen passion fruit puree,* thawed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
6 tablespoons
(3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup fresh Key lime juice or regular lime juice
Whipped cream

For compote:
Combine huckleberries and sugar in medium saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer until reduced to 1 1/4 cups, about 15 minutes. Refrigerate until cold.
Do ahead: Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Discard vanilla bean before serving.
For coulis:
Combine passion fruit puree and sugar in heavy small saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer until mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup, stirring frequently, about 6 minutes. Transfer coulis to bowl and refrigerate until cold.
Do ahead: Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated. Discard vanilla bean before using.
For crust:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt in medium bowl. Add butter and stir until crumbs are moist. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Bake crust until set and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool crust completely. Maintain oven temperature.
For filling:
Whisk sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks in medium bowl to blend. Add lime juice and whisk until blended. Pour filling into cooled crust. Bake pie until filling is set, about 18 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate pie overnight.Cut pie into wedges. Spoon huckleberry compote on top. Garnish with dollop of whipped cream. Drizzle passion fruit coulis around and serve.

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