Kelly's Rich and Creamy Key Lime Pie

"My DH say's that mine is the best Key Lime Pie he's ever had! I was SO HAPPY!! He used to live in Florida, and said it tastes just like the pie you get down there. (I was very proud and relieved to hear that! I was really nervous to make him one!) Hope you give my recipe a try. It's a wonderful, easy and no-fail recipe!"
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  • Preheat oven to 325º.
  • In medium bowl, gently whisk eggs.
  • Slowly whisk in sweetened condensed milk.
  • Slowly whisk in key lime juice.
  • *Do not over mix, this will create bubbles. Just stir gently til all ingredients are mixed together well.
  • Pop into oven for 40-45 minutes. *My oven takes 44 minutes exactly.
  • The edge of pie will just START to slightly poof up and the edge of pie will also be very SLIGHTLY a pale golden brown. Just very lightly browned. The pie also will no longer jiggle.
  • Let cool. Pie will set up perfectly as it cools.
  • Refrigerate at least 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Pie gets even better the next day! :).
  • Serve with whipped cream topping.
  • Garnish with slices of key limes, kiwi and/or fanned strawberries if desired.
  • VERY rich and creamy!
  • ***You can save the egg whites and make a meringue top if preffered. But we like the cool, smooth creaminess of sweetened whipped cream much better than meringue. ;).
  • The only other thing I do, is I do add 2 drops green food coloring to the pie for a bit of green color. But this is totally up to you!
  • *If preferred, you can also bake this pie in a 9" deep dish pastry crust.

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  1. pwdcrazy
    This recipe is so easy and yet so tasty! I've started making it in mini graham wafer pie-crusts - 12 cups just barely fit the filling, if you fill them right up. It takes about 25 min to bake. My husband loves them, because I freeze them, and he can pull one out whenever he wants a treat...portion control!
  2. Petronilla
    The very best key lime pie I have ever made. This is a keeper forever. I made mine with a merengue using the 6 leftover whites and confectioners' sugar. Baked it on top for the last 15 minutes. I also made my own graham cracker crust. Total baking about 35 minutes in my oven.
  3. jesrn2000
    Fabulous recipe!! I was shooting to beat Bonefish Grill's key lime pie, and I think this did it! I added in the zest of 2 limes, used regular lime juice, and made my own crust (I just don't do pre-bought graham cracker crusts) using ginger snaps and chopped pecans!! SO good - this is definitely my new Key Lime Pie recipe!!
  4. Megans Mommy
    My first time making a Key Lime Pie, but I wont use any other recipe. It was perfect! I did add a bit of lime zest into the filling. Living in Guam I used Calamansi limes. It was just the right combination of tart and sweet. Yummy!
  5. Shabby Sign Shoppe
    I used green food coloring to make it greener. This had a fresh taste although I used bottled lime juice. I made one lemon and one lime. Liked both of them.


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