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Easy Key Lime Pie


  • Author: Erin Browne
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x

Ingredients

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  • FOR CRUST:
  • 16 graham crackers, crushed
  • 3 TBS white sugar
  • 4oz unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • PIE FILLING:
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh key lime juice (bottled or about 12 key limes)
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. CRUST:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Mix the ingredients together and press them into a 9 inch pie plate
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
  6. PIE FILLING:
  7. In a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks on medium speed until they are thick.
  8. Add the sweetened condensed milk, and with the mixer on low, drizzle 1/2 of the lime juice and mix until incorporated.
  9. Add the other half of the juice and the zest and mix for a few more seconds.
  10. Pour the mixture into the pie shell.
  11. Bake at 350F for 12 minutes to set the eggs.
  12. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature on the counter, and then refrigerate for several hours.
  13. WHIPPED CREAM:
  14. In a stainless steel bowl, combine cream, sugar, and vanilla and whip with hand or stand mixer until peaks form. Pipe or dollop onto pie and serve.
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