Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, it’s  time to think about green food! This scrumptious Key Lime Pie is one blissful option!Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust | A classic recipe with a zesty punch of citrus!

 

Key Lime Pie

Once again, we’re a family divided. One of us does not like lime desserts. Lemon treats thrill his taste buds, but lime is another story. Yes, it IS annoying when I want to indulge in just a sliver of Key Lime Pie but the hubby has no interest in even a sliver. Thank goodness for girlfriends as I could easily lose my skinny chick status if this whole pie was tempting me hour after hour and day after day.Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust | A classic recipe with a zesty punch of citrus!

Progressive Eats

Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month we’re sharing Irish or Green recipes in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day You’ll certainly find a delicious recipe to add to your repertoire! I’m delighted to be hosting the event this month.  We have a full menu of dishes including appetizers, sides, an entree and desserts. You’ll certainly find a delicious recipe to add to your holiday table!
Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust | A classic recipe with a zesty punch of citrus!Progressive Eats

Our St. Patrick’s Day Menu:

Appetizers

Drinks

Main Course

Bread

Veggies/Side Dishes

Desserts

  • Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
 
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Classic Key Lime Pie adapted from Epicurious
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Recipe type: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
Graham cracker crust:
  • 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
Filling:
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice (may substitute standard lime juice)
  • 2 teaspoons very fine lime zest
Topping:
  • ¾ cup chilled heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
  • Lime slices, optional
  • Lime zest, optional
Instructions
  1. Make crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a bowl with a fork until combined well, then press mixture evenly onto bottom and up side of a 9-inch pie plate.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and cool in pie plate on a rack. Leave oven on.
  5. Make filling and bake pie:
  6. Whisk together condensed milk and yolks in a bowl until combined well. Add juice and zest and whisk until combined well .
  7. Pour filling into crust and bake in middle of oven 15 minutes. Cool pie completely on rack (filling will set as it cools), then chill, covered, at least 8 hours.
  8. Make topping:
  9. Just before serving, beat cream with powdered sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until it just holds stiff peaks. Serve pie topped with cream. Garnish with lime slices or zest if desired.

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Comments

  1. Spectacular! I literally said “wow” when the pic loaded, it’s a beautiful pie:@)

  2. This might sound funny, but I only know key lime pie from movies and the bakery-style games I used to play when I was younger…. We don’t have ANYTHING like it here in the Netherlands! This Friday I have some friends coming over, and I am still looking for a dessert to wow them… This might just be it 😉
    Looking great once again!

  3. Magnificent! Simple yet elegant garnish…I love it!

  4. I love key lime pie, what a fantastic colour. Love the sound of the crust too!

  5. A speciality in Florida and yours looks better than anything I have ever seen here!

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