Florida Key Lime Pie

Recipe by PetsRus
READY IN: 3hrs 25mins




  • Prepare crust: Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In 9" pie plate combine graham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar;stir in butter until blended.
  • Press mixture firmly and evenly over bottom and sides of pie plate; bake 10 minutes until browned.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Prepare filling: In top of double boiler using wire whisk,beat egg yolks,lime juice,1/3 cup sugar and salt until well blended.
  • Set over simmering water;cook about 5 minutes,stirring constantly until mixture is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon.
  • Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoons grated lime peel.
  • Refrigerate mixture about 45 minutes until cool.
  • Meanwhile,in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed,beat cream until soft peaks form.
  • Set 1 cup whipped cream aside for garnish;fold cooled lime mixture into remaining cream.
  • Spoon filling into prepared crust;refrigerate at least 2 hours until set.
  • To serve: Spoon remaining whipped cream decoratively over top of pie; sprinkle cream with remaining 1 tablespoons lime peel.
  • Garnish with lime slices,if desired.