I have vacationed in Key West many times. It’s my favorite city in Florida. Love the food, the history, the art galleries and overall everything about the city. A very fun place to visit. I am really not a pie fan but I do love Key Lime Pie. A lot. Key West makes the best. Now you can make your own and feel like you just visited The Keys.
Ingredients Pie Crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick of butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt and butter in a bowl. Form crumbs into a deep dish pie pan. Bake for 8 minutes and cool completely before adding filling.
Key Lime Pie Filling:
2 cans of sweetened condensed milk
8 egg yolks
1 cup of fresh key lime juice, strained,* (2 one pound packages of key limes)**
Zest of one regular lime
Beat sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks until thickened. Add lime juice slowly and lime zest. Add pie filling to completely cooled pie crust. Bake in oven for 12 minutes. Do not let your pie get browned, it will have a jiggle but the pie will solidify after it’s cooled and chilled. Chill pie for minimum 3 hours, or longer. Garnish with fresh whip cream and a lime slice. Enjoy!
**Before juicing limes, microwave them for 1 minute per pound. The heat will making juicing easier and yield more juice.
2 thoughts on “Key West Key Lime Pie”
I have used Nellie and Joe’s bottled key lime juice and it is an excellent alternative if fresh key limes cannot be found locally. Love key lime pie and yours looks perfect. Can’t wait to make it!
Thank you Lisa! You will live this recipe.