Key Lime Pie
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 drop green food coloring, optional
- 2 large egg yolks, room temperature, beaten
- 2 tablespoons Key lime juice
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
- Whipped cream, optional
- Optional: Thinly sliced Key limes and additional grated lime zest
- In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 7-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt; gradually stir in water and, if desired, food coloring. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in lime juice, butter and lime zest.
- Pour into crust. Cool for 15 minutes. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Garnish with whipped cream, lime slices and zest if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 321 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
May 16, 2020
I’m with Richard , just like the Highlander, there can be only one
Nov 17, 2019
I made it EXACTLY as the recipe shows. It came out Awesome! I will be saving this recipe, fo sha
Jun 22, 2019
Key Lime Pie has ONE recipe and it is the same everywhere. NO, you CANNOT use "regular" (Persian) lime juice in place of Key Lime juice. I realize that Key Limes are not available everywhere, and I have no idea if bottled Key Lime Juice is any good. However, there is only ONE Key Lime Pie recipe and this ain't it. Here you go: 1/2 cup fresh Key Lime Juice 1/2-1 Tbsp. Key Lime Zest 1 can sweetened condensed milk 4-5 egg yolks (5 if they are small) Mix all together and pour into a homemade graham cracker crust. Bake 15 min if you want, or just refrigerate. THAT is Key Lime pie. Everything else might be fun and/or tasty, BUT, it ain't Key Lime Pie. Sorry.
Jun 22, 2019
Real Key Lime pie uses 4 egg yolks
Jul 15, 2018
This was easy to make and tasted awesome
Jul 4, 2018
PLEASE learn how to spell Jimmy Buffett's name correctly. He is not a buffet as in a smorgasbord or piece of furniture.
Nov 20, 2012
I made it as is, then tasted it and it lacked that amazing lime lavor of other recipes. I upped the key lime juice to 3 tbsp. and it still lacked that lime flavor of other recipes. I am leary of adding too much juice so maybe when it's not going on the thanksgiving table I will play around with the recipe some more. I really liked that this recipe doesn't call for any milk product, as we are lactose intolerant.
May 24, 2012
Very easy straightforward instructions, nice flavor but I did increase the juice and zest because we like very tart desserts.