I have not made this recipe in years, and I can’t believe how many opportunities were missed when I could have made this delicious pie. I actually just forgot about it. My children aren’t big fans of lime and I just started making other things. Now that I have dug out the recipe again, I will be putting it back up at the top of the list. It is even better than I remember it being – wow! In your best Southern accent repeat after me, “Everybody love key lime pie!”. They sure will with this recipe!
I am not sure where this recipe came from, I have it written on a piece of paper. Paper I don’t even recognize, so it was from quite some time ago.
You can either use or store bought graham cracker crust, or make your own. I have included the crust recipe I use after the recipe for the pie. The homemade crust is really worth the extra effort, it is just so good!
9 inch graham cracker crust
5 egg yolks
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup key lime juice
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
Bake pie crust for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool. Even a store bought crust should be baked, not just homemade.
Whisk egg yolks, condensed milk, and lime juice until smooth. Pour into crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until set. Cool, then refrigerate for 4 hours.
Beat heavy cream and confectioners sugar with an electric mixer on high until it thickens to whipped cream. Do not over beat. Spread over pie. Keep refrigerated.
I grated some lime peel onto the top to make it look pretty 🙂
So creamy, and absolutely delicious!!
Graham Cracker Crust Recipe:
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp. butter – melted
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
I use a chopper to crush the graham crackers, but if you don’t have a chopper you could put them in a plastic bag and crush with either a rolling pin or a mallet.
Press mixture firmly into a 9″ pie plate.
I use my hands and the back of a measuring cup to press the crumbs into the pie plate. The sides are a little bit of a challenge.
Then as I mentioned previously, before using with any pie recipe be sure to bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Pie really does fix everything!