Zesty and Tangy Key Lime Pie Recipe


Key lime pie is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed for decades. It's tangy, sweet, and refreshing, making it the perfect dessert to serve on a warm summer day. However, not all key lime pie recipes are created equal. In this article, we'll be sharing a zesty and tangy key lime pie recipe that is sure to please even the toughest dessert critics. We'll break down every step of the recipe, providing tips and tricks along the way to ensure that your key lime pie comes out perfectly every time. So, grab your apron and let's get started!


To make this zesty and tangy key lime pie, you'll need the following ingredients:

- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

- 1/3 cup white sugar

- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

- 3 egg yolks

- 1 can sweetened condensed milk

- 1/2 cup key lime juice

- 1 tablespoon grated lime zest

- Whipped cream (optional)

Making the Crust:

The first step in making any pie is creating the crust. For this recipe, we'll be using a graham cracker crust. Here's how to make it:

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. In a bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, white sugar, and melted butter until the mixture is evenly combined.

3. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish.

4. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until it is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Making the Filling:

Now that the crust is ready, it's time to make the key lime filling. Here's how to do it:

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer until they are thick and lemon-colored.

2. Add the sweetened condensed milk and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth.

3. Slowly mix in the key lime juice and lime zest until everything is well combined.

4. Pour the mixture into the cooled crust.

5. Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the filling is set.

6. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.

7. Once the pie has cooled, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours (or overnight).

Adding the Finishing Touches:

Finally, it's time to add the finishing touches to your zesty and tangy key lime pie. Here's how:

1. Once the pie is fully chilled, it's ready to serve. Slice it into pieces and top each piece with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

2. If you're feeling extra fancy, garnish each slice with a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of lime.


And there you have it! A delicious and zesty key lime pie recipe that is sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it. Remember to take your time when making the crust and filling, and to be patient while the pie chills in the refrigerator. With a little bit of effort, you'll have a dessert that is perfectly tangy, sweet, and refreshing.

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