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Recipe

Key Lime Pie

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 6 hours (fridge)
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

I don’t know about you, but I love a good Key Lime Pie with just the right amount of sweetness and tartness. This one totally fits the bill and is a classic recipe you’ll want to make over and over again!


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Ingredients

CRUST

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp salted butter, melted

FILLING

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup key lime juice
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

WHIPPED CREAM

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 8 inch pie pan.
2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter and mix until combined.
3. Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate.
4. Bake pie crust for 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.
5. Reduce oven to 275 degrees.
6. Whisk all filling ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth.
7. Pour filling into crust, then bake for about 25-30 minutes or until center is set.
8. Refrigerate until cold, about 6 hours or overnight.
9. To make whipped cream, whip heavy cream until it begins to thicken.
10. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and whip until stiff peaks form.
11. Top pie with whipped cream. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs and key lime zest, if desired.

Notes

For a little firmer filling, add an extra egg yolk, then process as normal with the rest of the recipe.

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