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AUTHENTIC KEY LIME PIE

Take a bite out of this slightly tart & creamy key lime pie and you will think you're in the tropics! It is the real deal & a Florida Keys favorite
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords authentic key lime pie, easy key lime pie, key lime pie ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 412 kcal
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

Pie Filling (double quantities for deep dish pie)

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 20-25 key limes, juiced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Graham Cracker Crust (or use gluten-free nut crust)

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Gluten-free Nut Crust (the gluten-free option)

  • 2-1/2 cups pecans ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted
  • Garnishes: whipped cream, lime slices (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For regular graham cracker crust

  1. Prepare crust by combining the graham cracker crumbs and sugar with melted butter. 
  2. Press into bottom and up sides of an 8" pie plate or, if doubling filling, press into a 9" deep dish pie plate. 

  3. At this stage you can either chill the crust for 1 hour or bake in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes and let cool.

For gluten-free option:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together pecans, cinnamon and sugar. 

  2. Melt butter and add to pecan mixture. Stir well. 

  3. Press into bottom and up sides of an 8" pie plate or, if doubling filling, press into a 9" deep dish pie plate. 

  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Key Lime Filling

  1. Combine egg yolks, key lime juice and sweetened condensed milk.

  2. Pour key lime pie filling into prepared crust. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Cool on wire rack then refrigerate.
  4. Just before serving, pipe whipped cream into mounds then garnish with lime slices.

Nutrition Facts
AUTHENTIC KEY LIME PIE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.