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Key Lime Pie

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This Key Lime pie is sweet, creamy, smooth, and oh so delicious! Perfect blend of lime + sweet. The homemade graham cracker crust takes this pie to another level of yummy.

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Β I have only ever tried key lime pie one time. I don’t remember where or when, but I do remember it was so sour! The lime flavor was so strong & tart, it was just not good. That was several years ago, like I am pretty sure I was a teenager.

A couple weeks ago my husband went out to eat at this seafood restaurant for a work meeting/dinner. He came home and was raving about the key lime pie there and ever since then I have not been able to get it out of my head. I thought about my one bad experience and knew that it couldn’t be that bad again, right?!? I insisted on trying to make one that was good! I made this for dessert after our Easter dinner. Something about citrus, lime, pretty pale green colors, reminds me of spring πŸ™‚

Key Lime Pie
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Ingredients

    Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Key Lime Filling
  • 2 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, regular or low-fat
  • 3/4 cup key lime juice
  • zest from 2 limes
  • Whipped Cream Topping
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • zest from 1 lime, for garnish (if wanted)

Instructions

    Graham Cracker Crust
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar together. Press into a pie pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • Key Lime Filling
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest. Pour into prepared graham cracker crust. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before chilling. Chill in fridge for 3 hours.
  • Whipped Cream Topping
  • Beat heavy cream and powdered sugar together, in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread or pipe the whipped cream onto the pie. Garnish with zest from 1 lime.

Notes

*To pipe on the whipped cream, I used a Wilton set that I got at Target. It is in the baking aisle and costs $7. I love it. It is easy to use, especially for beginners, like me.

* I have only ever made this with the key lime juice, so not sure if regular lime juice will be the same. I used the brand 'Nellie & Joes Famous Key Lime Juice', you can find it in the aisle with the bottled lemon & lime juices.

*You want the graham cracker crumbs to be ground really fine. Use a food processor, or put the crackers into a ziploc bag and beat it with something. This is what I do and it works perfect. 1 1/2 cups crumbs is roughly equal to 1 1/2 packages of graham crackers (not boxes, just the packages inside the box)

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4 Comments

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    Cheryl
    April 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm Can't wait to try this! All the ones I've tried were sour also. Looks so good, thanks for sharing!
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      Together As Family
      April 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm Hi Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by :) I still dream about this pie, I need to make it again!
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    Carlee
    April 16, 2015 at 9:20 pm I really need to make a key lime pie soon. My husband has been talking about it for quite some time now... I just never get to it. This looks lovely. It is on my short term to do list, thanks for the inspiration!
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      Together As Family
      April 16, 2015 at 10:27 pm Hey Carlee! I hope you get a chance to make it. I still think about it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

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