The Best Key Lime Pie Is Coming Soon To Your Dining Table
You’re probably wondering what is the difference between lime and key lime. Meet the Key lime, smaller and more tart than a regular lime, whose juice is definitely worth the squeeze for our homemade Key lime pie recipe. With a custardy sweet condensed milk base, balanced with the tartness of Key lime juice, you can make this easy Key lime pie in no time flat. Bonus points for a buttery graham cracker crust and whipped cream for topping.
Key Lime Pie Ingredients You Might Already Have At Home
In fact, the authentic Key lime pie recipe likely originated from bakers who relied upon shelf-stable ingredients when refrigeration was less prevalent. Today, condensed milk is still a trustworthy pantry item, and plays a starring role in Key lime pie filling. Key lime juice (and lime juice in general) is highly acidic, which means it has a long shelf life in your refrigerator and is great if you can’t find Key limes at the store. The last part of this pie equation is graham crackers, which you’ll crumble up with butter for a perfectly crunchy crust.
Ready To Learn How To Make A Traditional Key Lime Pie?
You’ll need an easy peasy half hour of time in the kitchen, and about three hours to chill (and Netflix!). The rest is key lime pie history.
Make a crust by blending graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter (yum!). And bake the crust without filling for 15 minutes.
Mix condensed milk and eggs until thick and fluffy, and gently stir in lime juice and zest.
Pour the filling into the pie crust, and bake for another fifteen minutes.
Stick it in the fridge and let it chill for 3-4 hours.
Serve straight from the fridge with whipped cream and a little sprinkle of lime zest!
Tools You’ll Need
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