Key Lime Pie

This is Ed’s mom Marie’s recipe for Key Lime Pie.  I love this pie, and she always makes it for my birthday instead of cake.  Marie makes it with a regular pie crust, but I wanted to try it with a graham cracker crust this time.  It’s a yellowish color, thanks to the egg yolks, and we prefer not to add food coloring to it.  Top the pie with the sweetened whipped cream right before you slice and serve.

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 12 crushed graham crackers, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • sprinkle cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Press into a pie pan and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.  Cool completely.

Key Lime Filling

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice (or regular lime juice)
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest

Whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk until well blended.  Add lime juice and zest and whisk to combine.  Pour into cooled pie crust and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.  Cool completely and chill.

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Whip all ingredients together right before serving.  Top pie with whipped cream and serve.


Filed under Food, Living from Scratch, Recipes

8 responses to “Key Lime Pie

  1. That pie looks really, really good! I prefer lemon or lime to almost any other flavor!

  2. Oh yum, one of my favorite kinds of pie! I like mine with meringue, though. This recipe looks simple and delicious, thank you for sharing!

  3. My Lime tree is loaded atm,so I will be trying out your recipe.I dont know what Graham crackers are??? Are they just a plain sweet biscuit?? (cookie) thanks for the recipe :0)

  4. Oh my that looks delicious! I am going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for posting it!

  5. Rob

    Pie is good. Pie R square? Nope pie is round

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