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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Get ready for the tastiest Key Lime Pie on your table!

Ever wondered about the lime and key lime difference? Well, meet the Key lime – it's smaller and more tangy than the regular lime. Its juice is the secret to our delicious homemade Key lime pie. With a sweet condensed milk base and the perfect balance of Key lime tartness, you can whip up this simple Key lime pie in a breeze. Don't forget the bonus of a buttery graham cracker crust and a dollop of whipped cream on top!

Want to learn how to make a classic Key Lime Pie?

It's simple and takes about 30 minutes of active kitchen time, plus 3 hours of chilling (perfect for Netflix!).

  1. Make the crust by mixing graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter. Bake it empty for 15 minutes.
  2. Mix condensed milk and eggs until thick, then gently stir in lime juice and zest.
  3. Pour the filling into the baked crust and bake for another 15 minutes.
  4. Chill the pie in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  5. Serve it cold with whipped cream and a sprinkle of lime zest!

Key Lime Pie

Eating a delicious Key Lime Pie is a fantastic experience. The great thing is, you can easily make this traditional dessert using just a few common ingredients.

Ingredients:
  • 15 honey graham crackers
  • 8 tbsp melted salted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (14 oz each)
  • 2 tbsp finely grated lime zest, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup fresh or bottled key lime juice (around 16-20 key limes)
  • 1 cup whipped cream (for serving)
Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (center rack).
  2. In a food processor, blitz graham crackers until fine (about 20 times). Add melted butter and sugar, pulse 10 times. Press the mix into a 9-inch pie pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then cool.
  4. In a stand mixer, beat egg yolks and condensed milk until thick (3-4 mins). Gently fold in lime zest and juice.
  5. Pour the filling into the crust, bake for 15 mins. Chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  6. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle lime zest. Serve chilled.
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