The BEST Key Lime Pie
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Key Lime Pie is one of those simple pleasures in life that I just love. It’s probably one of my most favorite pies. And to say that I’ve eaten a lot of Key Lime Pie is an understatement. I’ve eaten it in all forms and all over the place, but I can honestly say this recipe is my absolute favorite. I don’t take calling something THE BEST lightly… so this is truly The BEST Key Lime Pie.
You know, Key Lime Pie is one of those recipes that I feel like a lot of people are intimidated by, but I’ve made it SO easy for you here! In fact, you can get this one on the table with as few as 6 ingredients… seriously.
A more authentic Key Lime Pie calls for eggs, but I find that leaving them out and adding sour cream produces a smoother and creamier pie that we just love. In fact, I made both versions and served them to the family and everyone picked this version as the best. Just try it and you’ll see what I mean.
A quick note about the crust: If you’ve been around here any time at all, then you know I’m all about using shortcuts to make meal prep easy and less time consuming, so using a pre-made graham cracker pie crust is perfect here. Just try to get a deep dish one, if possible. Otherwise all the filling may not fit. If you want to make one from scratch (it’s super easy), you’ll find my recipe below.
Let’s also chat about Key Lime juice here. What makes this a KEY Lime Pie are the Key Limes. They’re not your standard Persian lime. The flavor is a bit different and they are much smaller. That means it will take a lot more to get the juice you’ll need for this pie. It took me about 20 Key Limes to get 3/4 cup juice. Now, you are welcome to use regular lime juice or even use bottled Key Lime juice, just know it will affect the flavor.
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The BEST Key Lime Pie Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 8 mins Total time 28 mins Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite Serves: About 8 Ingredients
- 1 (9-inch) deep dish prepared graham cracker crust
- 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¾ cup key lime juice
- 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
Notes This pie is much better using freshly squeezed key lime juice. However, regular limes or even bottled key lime juice will work. 3.5.3226
Graham Cracker Crust Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 25 mins Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite Serves: 1 pie crust Ingredients
- 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 crackers)
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
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