Recipe: Key Lime Pie

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Have you ever wanted to cook, or bake, like one of your favorite chefs? Well good news, now you can. Our own Chef and owner Chris Collins is sharing one of his favorite dessert recipes, a delectable recipe for classic key lime pie. Here’s how you can make one of Chris’ signature dessert dishes at home.

Key Lime Pie Filling

3 ½ cups of sweetened condensed milk
8 egg yolks
1 cup fresh key lime juice
2 tablespoons key lime zest   

This recipe will yield enough filling for two 9-inch pies. Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Beat the eggs with a wire whisk and use a spatula to combine the eggs with the condensed milk until they are well mixed. Fold in the lime juice and the lime zest.

Next, pour the mixture between the two pie crusts evenly. Place the pies in the oven for eight minutes. Rotate the pie pan, and cook the pie for an additional eight minutes, or until the key lime pie filling has firmed. Remove your pies, let them come to room temperature and then stick them in the refrigerator for a minimum of three hours before serving. Get creative with your pie toppings, we suggest a whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs, but you can add lime wedges, too.

Graham Cracker Crust

3 cups graham cracker crumbs (about two sleeves of whole graham crackers)
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt ( or a couple of pinches)
14 tablespoons melted butter

This graham cracker crust recipe will yield two 9-inch pie crusts. Preheat your oven to 325-degrees.

Use a food processor to crush the graham crackers into a tiny pieces and then put them in a large bowl.

Add your remaining dry ingredients and mix it up well. Use a fork to mix in the melted butter until all ingredients are wet.

Lightly grease two 9-inch round pie pans. Next, add half of the mixture into both pans and firmly press to the bottom and the sides of the two pans. Be sure to use a flat surface to pack the graham mixture to the bottom, and use your fingers to press the mix to the side of the pans.

Bake your two pie crusts for five minutes until they are lightly browned. Allow the crusts to completely cool before adding in your key lime pie filling.  

Still have a sweet tooth? Make a stop at our sister sweet shop, Sweet Provisions, where you can find housemade pies, cookies, ice cream, treats, and more.

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