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Key Lime Pie


  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 27 minutes + cooling/chilling time
  • Yield: 10 1x

Description

Tart, sweet, incredibly easy to make, and, of course, delicious – that’s what this key lime pie is. This dessert starts with a graham cracker crust that is then filled with a creamy filling. It is so irresistible!


Ingredients

Scale

Crust:

1 1/2 c. Graham cracker crumbs

1/3 c. granulated sugar

6 tablespoons butter (melted)

Filling:

28 ounces sweetened condensed milk

1/2 c. light sour cream

3/4 c. key lime juice

Zest from 4 key limes

Topping: (optional)

1 c. heavy whipping cream

1/2 c. powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Instructions

Crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine Graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a pie pan.
  4. Bake for about 17 minutes and cool for half an hour.

Filling:

  1. In another medium bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, sour cream, and lime zest.
  2. Pour mixture into the prepared Graham crust.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Allow the pie to cool slightly before chilling.
  5. Chill for about half an hour.

Topping:

  1. Using a mixer, beat together heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Add in vanilla.
  2. Pipe the whipped cream on top of the pie.
  3. Top with more lime zest if desired.

Notes

  • To add the whipped cream topping, you can also simply spread it over the cake. Or if you opt to pipe it, be creative with it.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
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