Lots of little Key limes are used to make Key Lime Pie that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds with its creamy sweet and tart goodness. Top with meringue or fresh whipped cream.
How to make key lime pie
Prepare the graham cracker crust by combining the crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake the pie crust at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool.
Juice the limes to measure 1 cup.
In a large mixing bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk and lime juice.
Whisk together until blended.
Pour the mixture into the prepared crust.
Set aside to prepare the meringue.
Separate the egg whites and measure the cream of tartar.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar together at high speed with an electric mixer just until foamy. Add granulated sugar gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until soft peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes).
Spread meringue over filling.
Bake the pie at 325° for 25 to 28 minutes. Chill 8 hours.
Key Lime Pie
source: My Recipes
- 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs*
- 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup fresh Key lime juice*
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter. Press into a 9-inch pie plate.
Bake pie crust at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool.
Stir together sweetened condensed milk and lime juice until blended. Pour into prepared crust. Set aside.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with an electric mixer just until foamy.
Add granulated sugar gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until soft peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes).
Spread meringue over filling.
Bake at 325° for 25 to 28 minutes. Chill 8 hours.
*I substituted crushed vanilla wafer cookies for the graham cracker crumbs because I wanted to use up some cookies I had.
*Bottled Key lime juice may be substituted for fresh juice.
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corners of my life says
If only my recipes looked as perfect as your photos . . .
Betsy Brock says
Drooling! This and your teriyaki burger….I want this for dinenr!
Debby Ray says
Oh my gosh…key lime pie is my favorite summertime treat! This looks amazing!
Key lime pie is such a refreshing summer treat! Yours looks yummy! 🙂
Key lime pie is amazing! My mouth is watering just looking at your photo. And mine would be served with meringue….
Very pretty! Bet it's mighty yummy too-enjoy:@)
Ann Thompson says
FABBY'S LIVING says
This pie sounds great and it's always so fresh and cold.
I just had some over at my nieces, but hers was store bought. I rather make it myself, so thanks a ton for the recipe.
Have a happy week.
Love key lime pie in the hot summertime! I usually put whipped cream on top but yours looks delicious!! Enjoy:)
I will have a slice 🙂