Looking for the PERFECT Key Lime Pie? You can make your own using this easy recipe. It has just the right amount of lime goodness and the texture is smooth and creamy! Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to make your own!
I am craving summer. And nothing says summer to me like a key lime pie. This delicious pie is like a Caribbean vacation for your mouth. The tart key lime flavor and the smooth custard is pretty amazing. And this is the perfect key lime pie recipe. It is the next best thing to being in the Florida Keys!
A key lime pie is called key lime pie for a reason. It is made with key limes. You can usually find key limes in your local grocery store. Or you can use key lime juice. I prefer Nellie & Joe’s It works perfectly every time.
How to Make Key Lime Pie
To make a key lime pie, start with a graham cracker crust. You can buy a premade crust at the store, but a homemade graham cracker crust is so much better. Just combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Then press it into a pie plate. And you’ve got a homemade graham cracker pie crust! The perfect base for this pie!
Once the crust is made, combine your key lime juice, with sweetened condensed milk and sour cream. Stir until it is completely combined and smooth. Then pour the key lime mixture into your graham cracker crust and bake. It only takes 10 minutes!
When you see little bubbles form just underneath the surface of the pie, turn off the oven and let it sit in the warm oven for another 30 minutes. Just make sure to remove it before the pie starts to turn brown. Remove it from the oven and store it in the refrigerator overnight. The waiting is the hardest par!! But I promise, it’s worth the wait.
I top the pie with a little whip cream that I sweeten with powdered sugar and vanilla. Put the whipped cream in a piping bag with a large start tip to get the great border on my pie above. Then sprinkle a little lime zest onto the whipped cream and you’ve got perfection.
Now just close your eyes and you can almost imagine yourself in the Florida Keys!
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Key Lime Pie Recipe
Key Lime Pie
- 1 1/4 C graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 C sugar
- 5 Tbsp butter melted
- 28 oz. sweetened condensed milk (2) 14 oz cans
- 1/2 C sour cream
- 3/4 C key lime juice
- grated lime zest for garnish
- Whipped cream for garnish
- Combine crumbs, sugar and butter. Mix until blended
- Press crumbs into bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie panBake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F
- Combine sweetened condensed milk, sour cream and key lime juice. Stir until smooth
- Pour into pie pan
- Bake for 10 minutes in 350 degree oven, until tiny bubbles form on the surface.
- Turn off oven and let pie sit in oven for 30 minutes - do not allow to brown.
- Chill before serving
- Garnish with whipped cream and lime zest
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