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caribbean black bottomed key lime pie

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Michelle Fedele
Clermont, FL

This is one of my favorite pies to bake. It is always a hit when I take it anywhere or have people over. Always have everyone asking for the recipe. I usually make several and give everyone some to take home. I scrape out the Oreo cookies and use those for the cookies. Or you can buy the chocolate wafer cookies and use those. When I was short on time or had a broken food processor, I used the store-bought ready-made chocolate crust. The pie still came out good, but not as good as the homemade crust.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Serve this key lime pie this summer when you're looking for a cool dessert on a hot day. The pie is extra creamy with a delicious chocolate cookie crust. It has a tart, sweet flavor with a tropical flair. Top this with whipped cream and a sprinkle of lime zest for a fancy but easy to make key lime pie.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For caribbean black bottomed key lime pie

  • 2 Tbsp
    almonds, chopped
  • 20
    chocolate cookies
  • 4 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1 lb
    cream cheese
  • 2/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    lime zest
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lime juice

How To Make caribbean black bottomed key lime pie

  • Crushing cookies and almonds in the food processor.
    Preheat oven to 350 F and then prepare the crust. Finely crush the cookies and almonds in a food processor.
  • Stirring in melted butter.
    Add the melted butter and combine.
  • Pressing mixture into a pie plate.
    Press mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Ready to beat the cream cheese.
    Make Filling: Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Ready to beat in the eggs, vanilla, and sugar.
    Add the eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Beat until smooth.
  • Whisking in sour cream, lime zest, and lime juice.
    Gently beat in the sour cream, lime zest, and lime juice.
  • Cream cheese mixture poured into the pie crust.
    Pour the mixture into the crust.
  • Key lime pie baking in the oven.
    Bake 40-50 minutes until the pie is slightly puffed and the center is set.
  • Key lime pie cooling.
    Cool completely on wire racks. Then refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.