Classic Key Lime Pie


Classic Key lime pie is a favorite summer time dessert! This key lime pie recipe is easy to make, creating a smooth and creamy filling for the graham cracker crust.

Classic Key lime pie is a favorite summer time dessert! This key lime pie recipe is easy to make, creating a smooth and creamy filling for the graham cracker crust.

INGREDIENTS

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  •  1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs (or 1 sleeve graham crackers finely processed)
  •  2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  •  5 tablespoon butter, melted
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  •  1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  •  4 large egg yolks
  •  ½ cup key lime juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
  •  2 teaspoons lime zest
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  •  1 cup heavy cream, cold
  •  2 tablespoons powdered sugar (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. TO MAKE THE CRUST:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9-inch pie dish by lightly spraying the inside with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Stir until combined and resembles wet sand. Press mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
  3. Bake crust for 8-10 minutes, or until golden. Remove crust from oven and let cool completely. (You can stick it in the fridge while you prepare the filling)