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Key Lime Pie

Posted by on March 29, 2012

I’ve had two really memorable and fantastic vacations to the Florida Keys, thanks to the suggestion of an old friend and coworker who loves the Keys. As soon as we go over the bridge leaving Miami and enter the Keys, life seems to slow down and everything seems right. We stop for some fish tacos and a landshark, and vacation has started. A slice of this key lime pie and I’m back there, fresh off a boat from a day of fishing and watching the sunset while some paddle surfers float by.

Key Lime Pie

1 package of graham crackers (1/3 of a 1 pound box)

5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

1/3 cup sugar

3 egg yolks

2/3 cup key lime juice, freshly squeezed

zest from the key limes

1 can condensed milk (14 ounces)

1 cup heavy cream, very cold

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 key lime, sliced for garnish

Combine the graham crackers, melted butter, and sugar in a food processor and process until it’s the consistency of wet sand. Butter a 9 inch pie pan and pour the graham crackers into the crust. Press down so that it creates one even layer and goes up the sides of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

Beat the egg yolks and lime zest together in a bowl with an electric mixer for a couple minutes until frothy. Add the condensed milk and beat together. Lower the speed and add the key lime juice, beating until just combined. Pour the mixture into the cooled pie shell and return to the oven for 10 minutes or until set. Let cool and then refrigerate for at least an hour.

Beat the cream with the powdered sugar until it’s in stiff peaks. Decorate the top with as much whipped cream as you like. Garnish with some key lime slices.

12 Responses to Key Lime Pie

  1. Jasline

    It looks so good and delicious! Do you have photos of Florida Keys? Would love to see how it’s like there!

  2. ChgoJohn

    Aren’t the Keys wonderful? And I’m with you. I must have a piece of key lime pie once I get down there or my vacation hasn’t started yet. Yours sounds like a tasty recipe and the decorating looks great!

  3. apuginthekitchen

    Beauty of a pie, love key lime I love citrus and lemon meringue and key lime are on the top of my list. Your recipe is terrific. Saving to evernote to make, interesting that its baked for 10 minutes I have to try this recipe. Very nice!

  4. pinkpolkadotfood

    It looks delicious!!!

  5. Karen

    I used to live in Key Largo and when we had visitors that is always the first thing they wanted to try. That and cracked conch.

  6. StefanGourmet

    I love key lime pie! This post makes me want to go to back to Florida ;-)

    If you like wine, try KLP with Moscato d’Asti. Pairs really well!

  7. Simply Tia

    I’ve never been to Florida and I’ve never had key lime pie (I know – “What rock have I been living under?”) Your creation is just sooo inviting. I must add them both to my bucket list! Well done Jasline

  8. Rock Salt

    Can I make Key Lime pie with non-key limes…? Is that just a lime pie? :)