If you’re craving something sweet, there’s nothing better than a traditional Key lime pie. The five simple ingredients in this recipe for Key lime pie are all you need to whip up a delicious, sweet, rich, creamy, and tangy dessert whenever the mood strikes.
Key Lime Pie Ingredients
You’ll need these five things to prepare a delicious Key lime pie:
The sweet, silky, and luscious texture of this Key lime pie comes from a can of sweetened condensed milk.
Juice made from key limes is called “Key Lime Juice,” and it’s named after the Florida Keys. Because of their higher acidity, key limes provide a lot of zest to any dish.
The acidic flavour and creamy texture come from the sour cream.
The zest of one lime, about a tablespoon, amplifies the strong citrus taste.
To make a graham cracker crust, you can either buy one or make your own.
How to Make Key Lime Pie
At home, you’ll have no trouble whipping up a delicious Key lime pie. The detailed recipe is provided further down, but here is a little peek of what you may expect:
To begin, make the filling by thoroughly combining all of the filling ingredients in a bowl. Then, pour it into the graham cracker crust you’ve made.
- The second step is to bake the pie in a preheated oven until little bubbles form on the top and burst.
- Third, chill the pie in the fridge to complete setting after cooling on a wire rack. If you choose, you can garnish with whipped cream and lime wedges.
Preserving a Key Lime Pie
When the Key lime pie is done cooling, wrap it tightly in foil or plastic wrap. You can keep it in the fridge for up to three days. Prepare cold.
What Happens to Key Lime Pie If You Freeze It?
Yes! Key lime pie can be frozen for up to three months (just don’t add any extras like whipped cream or toppings until after it’s thawed). You can bake the pie in a foil pan and then freeze it. Protect the cooled pie by wrapping it in at least two layers of storage wrap and foil. Put it in the fridge overnight to defrost.
Discussions, Tips, and Applause from the Allrecipes Community
This recipe is fantastic, says Stephanie White. Similarly, “I also substituted lemon for the lime (to make use of my overabundance of lemons),” and it was a huge success.
Debidoooo exclaims, “This Key lime pie is fantastic!” “I add a third cup of toasted shredded coconut to a handmade graham cracker crust. This pie has earned universal acclaim. Do yourself a favour and give it a shot….you won’t be let down.”
One member of the Allrecipes community said, “This dish was wonderful.” “When I realised I was out of sour cream, I opted to use plain yoghurt instead. It was a hit with the crowd.”