This is the ultimate summer dessert. It’s so refreshing, and I just love it at the end of a giant Mexican feast. Trust me, just try it.
Gonna keep this post short and sweet ;), but I will treat you to an extreme close-up of this simple and delicious dessert.
Key Lime Pie Recipe
15 graham crackers, crushed (equals 1 cup of crumbs)
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup butter
4 large eggs, yolks only (see the variation below and use the whites too)
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
12 key limes, juiced or 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (3 to 4 regular limes)
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 cup whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix the crackers, butter and sugar together. Press into a 9” pie dish. Bake for 12 minutes until the pie shell is golden.
Meanwhile beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer until they lighten in color and thicken. Add the condensed milk and ½ of the lime juice, and whisk until combined. Add the remaining lime juice and the lime zest. Mix to combine thoroughly.
Pour the lime mixture into the pie shell, and bake for 12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Whisk the whipping cream until it forms soft peaks. Cover the lime pie with the cream and serve.