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Key Lime Pie

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Tropical Bliss: Key Lime Pie Transport yourself to a sun-kissed tropical paradise with every bite of this Key Lime Pie. The perfect balance of tart and sweet, this pie captures the essence of the Florida Keys in a creamy, tangy filling nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust. Whether you’re indulging in a slice by the beach or at your dining table, this Key Lime Pie is sure to whisk you away to a slice of tropical bliss.

Tangy Zest

The star of this dessert is the fresh key lime juice, which adds a zesty tang that dances on your taste buds.

Buttery Perfection

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The graham cracker crust provides a buttery, crunchy contrast to the smooth and citrusy filling.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Key Lime Pie with these variations:

  1. Meringue Topping: For a classic twist, top the pie with a billowy meringue before baking until golden brown.
  2. Coconut Crust: Swap out the graham cracker crust for a toasted coconut crust to enhance the tropical flavor.
  3. Fruit Garnish: Serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of fresh key lime for an extra burst of flavor.

Closing

Now that you’ve discovered the tropical bliss of Key Lime Pie, it’s time to savor its tangy zest and buttery perfection. Share it with friends and family, or keep it as your secret indulgence. Don’t forget to leave a review and tell us about your favorite way to enjoy this slice of paradise. Happy indulging!

Tips or Notes:

  • For the best flavor, use fresh key lime juice rather than bottled lime juice.
  • To make juicing the key limes easier, roll them on the countertop with your palm before slicing them open.
  • Refrigerate the pie for at least 2 hours before serving to allow it to set.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular limes instead of key limes?

Yes, you can use regular limes if key limes are not available. While the flavor may be slightly different, it will still result in a delicious lime pie.

Can I make this pie ahead of time?

Yes, you can make Key Lime Pie a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Cook Mode

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Ingredients

  • For the Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 (180g) graham cracker crumbs

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (50g) granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (113g) unsalted butter, melted

  • For the Key Lime Filling:
  • 1 can 1 (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

  • 4 large 4 egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) fresh key lime juice (approximately 12-14 key limes)

  • Zest of 2 key limes

  • Whipped cream and lime slices for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • For the Graham Cracker Crust:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted unsalted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated with butter.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch (23cm) pie dish to form the crust.
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until it’s lightly golden. Remove it from the oven and let it cool while you prepare the filling.
  • For the Key Lime Filling:
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, fresh key lime juice, and key lime zest until well combined.
  • Pour the key lime filling into the prepared graham cracker crust.
  • Return the pie to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the edges are set, but the center is still slightly jiggly.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
  • To Serve:
  • Once the pie has cooled, refrigerate it for at least 2 hours or until it’s fully chilled and set.
  • Optionally, garnish each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of fresh key lime.
  • Savor the tropical bliss of your homemade Key Lime Pie!

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