Key Lime Pie
This Key Lime Pie combines fresh squeezed key limes with a creamy custard full of fluff and is topped with homemade whipped cream. Perfect dessert to cool off on a hot day! A treat everyone will love! Author: Dene’ V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
8Slices 20Minutes
Cook Time
25Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8Slices 20Minutes
Cook Time
25Minutes
Instructions
For the Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix finely crushed graham crackers, melted and cooled butter, salt and sugar. Stir to combine well.
  3. Press, firmly, the mixture into the bottom of a greased pie dish, making sure to cover all surface area, including the sides.
  4. Place the crust in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to completely cool, about 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, start on the custard.
For the Custard
  1. By this point, if you haven’t already squeezed and zested your lime, you will want to do that first, so once you begin making the custard, it will be a smooth process and you will not have to start and stop.   Tip: before squeezing any type of citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges, etc.), it helps to give it a few rolls on a hard surface. This will soften up the fruit, make it easier to squeeze and render more juice. If you do not desire pulp, be sure to strain the juice before you add it to your recipe.
  2. Lower the oven’s temperature to 300 degrees F.
  3. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. I used a stand mixer for this process; however, it can be done with old fashioned elbow grease or a hand mixer.
  4. Beat egg yolks, mix in sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, lime zest and salt.
  5. Carefully fold in the stiffened egg whites. Pour custard mixture into cooled pie crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow pie to cool to room temperature. Place pie in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.
  7. When ready to serve, top with homemade whipped cream, lime zest and toasted coconut.
Recipe Notes

Note: There are a couple of shortcuts to creating this pie, i.e., using pre-made store bought graham cracker crust, pre-squeezed store bought lime juice or even pre-made store bought whipped cream; however, give the homemade ingredients a shot and all store bought items will be a thing of the past. Biscuits & Savvy guarantee!

Recipe for Key Lime Pie is adapted from She Wears Many Hats.

© 2017 Biscuits & Savvy

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