Florida Keys Key Lime Pie

5
JoSele Swopes

By
@JODIE57

Gosh I have had this recipe for ever and a day...It is Tart and Sweet at the same time...as some would same it does have Pucker Power. It has always reminded me of when we used to go to Marie Callenders Restaurant I always ordered Key Lime Pie.
There are many variation of Florida Key classics, some made with flakey crust, but this is my favorite one. It is creamy, tart lime filling and topped with whipped cream and a wonderful garnish.
This is a stock picture for now till I put mine up.
You are welcome to add yours too.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    graham crackers, crushed (about 20 sq)
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened (rm temp)
  • 1/4 c
    cane sugar
  • PIE FILLING

  • 4 large
    egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 can(s)
    sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 2/3 c
    lime juice, fresh
  • ·
    few drops of green food coloring
  • TOPPING

  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar superfine
  • LIME ZEST AND LIME SLICES FOR GARNISH

How to Make Florida Keys Key Lime Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Graham Crust: Preheat oven to 350* 9" Pie Plate
    Lightly spray pie plate with butter spray.
    Blend crumbs, butter, and sugar in a bowl. Spoon into pie plate and, using wax paper press firmly against sides and bottom (not over rim). Bake 8-10 min Let cool before filling.
  2. Filling: While the crust is cooling start your filling. Beat yolks with condensed milk just to blend, add lime juice and beat until smooth (filling will be soft). Tint pale green and pour into graham shell. Chill 2 hourx
  3. Whipping Cream: Heavy cream, in large bowl, put in sugar (you might want to put a towel over the mixer) becareful not to get it twisted in the mixer. Put the setting on high, till you have stiff peaks.
  4. Pull pie out of frig and spread whip cream over the top of the pie garnish with lime zest. Put back into frig for several hours before serving or better yet overnightso the filling is somewhat firm, (it will never really be completely firm)

    Serve with lime slices, you may want to sprinkle a bit of suger on the limes.

Printable Recipe Card

About Florida Keys Key Lime Pie




Show 48 Comments & Reviews

How To Make A Mug Cake

How to Make a Mug Cake

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Craving cake but don’t want to wait hours? Having company over and need a quick dessert? Make a mug cake! Tips for Making a Mug CakeMelt the butter first so...

10 Chocolate Cake Recipes Every Chocoholic Needs

10 Chocolate Cake Recipes Every Chocoholic Needs

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Is there anything better than chocolate cake for dessert? Yup, we can't think of anything either. If you think chocolate deserves its own food group (like we do), you need...

Five Christmas Desserts Your Family Will Love

Five Christmas Desserts Your Family Will Love

Kitchen Crew

One of my favorite parts of a holiday is dessert. All the cooking is behind me. It's my time to sit down, relax, and catch up with my loved ones....