Key Lime Pie

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This has become my family specialty for spring and summer occasions. I have made several upgrades to this recipe over the years and I think I have finally perfected the balance of flavors. It is such a refreshing dessert and so easy to make!

This is the key lime juice that I use, which can be found in the juice aisle of any supermarket. If you can’t find this you can use regular lime juice:

Key Lime Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9 in pie

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 3 large Egg Yolks
  • 14 oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Key Lime Juice (I use Nellie & Joe's)
  • Zest of 1 Lime

Crust

  • 1 sleeve Graham Crackers
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 6 – 8 tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted

Whipped Cream topping

  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 4 tbsp Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Into the bowl of a food processor, add graham crackers, sugar, coconut and pecans. Pulse until you get a sandy consistency. Add melted butter and pulse until the mixture is moist and sticks together when you squeeze it between your fingers.
  • Add the graham cracker mixture to a 9 inch pie pan and press down firmly to form the crust. Set aside.
  • Add all of the filling ingredients to a bowl. Whisk together until fully incorporated.
  • Pour the filling into the crust.
  • Bake at 350F for 30 mins. Allow to completely cool and place into the fridge overnight.
  • To make the whipped cream topping, add heavy cream, sugar and vanilla to bowl and using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or a hand mixer beat on high until you achieve stiff peaks. Add to a piping bag with a star tip and pipe the cream over the pie. Sprinkle with lime zest.

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Key Lime Pie Filling * 3 large Egg Yolks * 14 oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk * 1/2 cup Heavy Cream * 1/2 cup Key Lime Juice (I use Nellie & Joe’s) * Zest of 1 Lime Crust * 1 sleeve Graham Crackers * 1/2 cup Pecans * 1/2 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes * 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar * 6 – 8 tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted #frannielovesfood #homemade #baketok #keylimepie #dessert #baking

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