Key Lime Pie Recipe


This is a great pie for the Holiday season. You and your guest will love it.

There seems to be very little history as to when Key Lime Pie was introduced. Doing a little research it seems like it was somewhere around the 1800’s  in or around Florida. This is a simple recipe and doesn’t take a lot of prep time; but be sure to allow enough time for the cooling.

Key Lime Pie Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Patrcia
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Serves: 1 pie
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick butter) melted
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans condensed milk
  • 1 cup key lime or regular lime juice
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Directions for Crust
  3. In a bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter with your hands. Press the mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie pan, and bake until brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before filling.
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  5. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the condensed milk, lime juice, and eggs. Mix until well blended and place the filling in the cooled pie shell.
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  8. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  9. Once chilled, combine the sour cream and powdered sugar and spread over the top of the pie using a spatula.
  10. Sprinkle the lime zest as a garnish on top of the sour cream and serve chilled.