Key Lime Pie Recipe
Key Lime Pie
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 12 + 12 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Key West may be the birthplace of Key Lime pie, but a drive down the Florida Keys reveals that from Key Largo to Key West, restaurants, cafes and roadside diners have all created their own versions of the popular desert.

- 15 graham crackers, crushed
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 110 g / 1/4 pound butter

- 4 egg yolks
- 400 g / 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 12 key limes, juiced or 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (3 to 4 regular limes)
- 2 tsp. lime zest

- 250 ml / 1 cup whipping cream
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. lime zest
  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C / 350 °F.
  2. Mix the crackers, butter and sugar together. Press into a 23 cm / 9” pie dish. Bake for 12 minutes until the pie shell is golden.
  3. Meanwhile beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer until they lighten in color and thicken.
  4. Add the condensed milk and 1/2 of the lime juice, and whisk until combined. Add the remaining lime juice and the lime zest. Mix to combine thoroughly.
  5. Pour the lime mixture into the pie shell, and bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  7. Whisk the whipping cream with sugar until it forms soft peaks. Garnish the lime pie with the cream and serve.
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