Key lime pie is a classic dessert that is easy to make and perfect for warm summer days. Here’s a recipe to make a delicious key lime pie:
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
- 1 tsp grated lime zest
- Whipped cream or meringue for topping (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
- Bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool.
- In a separate medium bowl, beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer until they become pale in colour.
- Gradually mix in the sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, and lime zest.
- Pour the mixture into the cooled crust.
- Bake the pie for 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is set.
- Allow the pie to cool completely before refrigerating it for at least 2 hours.
- Serve chilled, topped with whipped cream or meringue, if desired.
Note: If you can’t find key limes, you can substitute them with regular lime juice
The graham cracker crust gives the pie a nice crunch, while the filling is tangy and sweet. The key lime juice and zest add a bright, citrus flavour to the pie that is balanced by the sweetness of the condensed milk. This recipe is a simple and delicious way to enjoy the classic taste of key lime pie.
Enjoy your homemade key lime pie.