Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

March 14th is the day we mark as #PiDay (3.14). To celebrate #PiDay, I made Key Lime Pie. I selected this pie for a number of reasons. I’m hosting a Lego Movie challenge with #FoodNFlix and the pies from Lego sets are typically cream pies. I also looked at pies from Disney and Key Lime stood out as this is popular in Florida. Lastly, I absolutely LOVE Key Lime Pie.

Key Lime Pie Recipe

The pie is actually quite simple to make. To make the graham cracker crust, crumble the graham crackers in a food processor. Add the sugar and melted butter and process until combined. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate. Bake the crust for 8 minutes. While the crust is baking, whisk the sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice together. Pour into the pie crust. Last, using a stand mixer, whisk the egg whites and cream of tarter together. Slowly add the sugar until soft peaks form. Using a spatula, spread the meringue over the pie filling and bake.

Yield: 8 servings

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Tangy and refreshing Key Lime Pie perfect for your spring celebrations, including Pi Day!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 50 minutes

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 5 ½ oz. (1 packet) graham crackers, crushed
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar

Key Lime Pie Filling

  • 2 (14 oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Key Lime juice

Meringue Topping

  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tarter
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

Crush graham crackers in food processor. Add sugar and melted butter and pulse until completely combined.

Firmly press crumb mixture evenly in the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.

Bake crust at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

Key Lime Pie Filling

Whisk together sweetened condensed milk and Key Lime juice until combined. Pour into baked crust.

Meringue Topping

Beat egg whites and cream of tarter at high speed with electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar gradually, 1 tbsp. at a time, beating until sugar dissolves and soft peaks form. This should take about 4 minutes.

Spread meringue over key lime pie filling.

Bake at 325 for 25 to 28 minutes. Chill 8 hours. Store in the refrigerator. 

Notes

Adapted from Southern Living Our Readers Top Rated Recipes book

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