Quick and Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

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The secret to any recipe is the best ingredients!  That's what makes this Key Lime Pie Recipe stand out about the rest!  With just a few simple ingredients you can have a delicious homemade dessert that will wow your family and your guests!

Quick and Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

Key Lime Pie Recipe

Ingredients for the crust:

  • 1/3 lb crushed Graham Crackers
  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/3 cup Sugar

 

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter a 9″ pie pan.

preparing the crust

Step 2 – Process graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar in food processor until combined.  Press mixture into bottom and sides of prepared pan then bake 8 minutes or until set.  Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Graham Crust for Key Lime Pie

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 2 tsp Lime Zest
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2/3 cup Lime Juice

 

Step 3 – Whip egg yolks and lime zest until fluffy, slowly add in condensed milk while continuing to beat until thoroughly combined.  Add lime juice and beat on low speed until just combined.

filling for key lime pie

Step 4 – Pour into crust and bake 10 minutes or until filling sets.  Remove and cool on rack, then refrigerate for several hours.

 

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Sugar

 

Step 5 – Remove pie from fridge and place in freezer while you prepare topping, about 15 minutes.

Step 6 – Whip cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.  Remove pie from freezer and garnish with whipped cream before serving.  I also like to add some lime zest.

The three parts might make the recipe seem like a lot of work but once you have read through the recipe you'll see how easy each step is.  You can easily start this recipe in the morning before you start your dinner prep leaving the whipped topping until just before you serve.

The buttery crust is the perfect touch to this recipe, it is melt in your mouth delicious.  Sit back and enjoy all your hard work at you bite into a piece of Key Lime Pie.  Bon Apetit!

Quick and Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • ⅓ lb crushed Graham Crackers
  • 5 tbsp melted Butter
  • ⅓ cup Sugar
  • Filling:
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 2 tsp Lime Zest
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ⅔ cup Lime Juice
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Butter a 9" pie pan.
  3. Process graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar in food processor until combined.
  4. Press mixture into bottom and sides of prepared pan.
  5. Bake 8 minutes or until set.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. Whip egg yolks and lime zest until fluffy.
  8. Slowly add in condensed milk while continuing to beat.
  9. Beat until thick and fully incorporated.
  10. Add lime juice and beat at low speed just until combined.
  11. Pour into crust.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes or until filling sets.
  13. Cool on wire rack.
  14. Refrigerate for several hours.
  15. Freeze for 15 minutes before serving.
  16. Whip cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.
  17. Garnish pie with whipped cream before serving.

 

What's your favorite dessert to serve to guests?

 

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