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mom's key lime pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Joanne Adamowski
Bellevue, WA

We had this pie in a Miami Beach restaurant back in the 50's and begged for the recipe. It's been a family favorite.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mom's key lime pie

  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 c
    fresh lime, key lime or lemon juice (don't use bottled juice)
  • wee bit
    green food coloring

How To Make mom's key lime pie

  • 1
    Prepare 9” graham cracker crust, cool. You might like this Graham cracker crust better than the store ones. 12 whole graham crackers, crushed 3 T. brown sugar 6 T. butter 350 degrees for 12”
  • 2
    Mix 1 can Borden’s Eagle Brand milk with ½ cup fresh lime, Key Lime or lemon juice. Stir until it thickens. Add green food coloring carefully.
  • 3
    Pour into cooled crust and cover with ½ pint of whipped sweetened cream (I like heavy cream as it holds up longer). Refrigerate. Best if cut after it has chilled well.

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