Custard Key Lime Pie

Custard Key Lime Pie created by Sharon123

A winning receipe from Key West FL! I am requested to make this pie for all special ocassions. Yes even Thanksgiving and Christmas! I make this about 4 -6 times a year.

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  • Crust: Mix dry ingredients then add melted butter.
  • Mix again.
  • Press into 9inch pie pan.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 325.
  • Let cool.
  • Filling: Beat egg yolks well.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and beat again.
  • Very slowly, a little bit at a time add the key lime juice.
  • Mix very well with your mixer.
  • Rinse off the beaters to start to prepare the egg whites.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff glossy peaks form.
  • Fold egg whites into the yolk mixture.
  • Texture should be even.
  • Pour into pie crust pan.
  • Bake 20 min at 325.
  • Cool, then refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Top with whipped cream!
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  1. Oldman437
    Delicious! Most Key lime pies I've made are more dense than this one. This was light like a chiffon. It might have been the eggs, they were from a lady at work, and they were huge, so even though I followed the recipe exactly (except I used a Keebler pie crust because I was pressed for time), I think the egg whites were more than the pie anticipated. They liked the texture and asked me to make it this way again. We'll see what happens if I use store bought eggs.
  2. adriennesherrill
    To those of you who feel it didn't "firm up" enough, I have been using this same recipe for years, and I double the vegan cream cheese, Always make it a day ahead, to allow the flavors to meld and for the pie to properly set. I like to use Annie's Brand Snickerdoodle Gluten Free Bunny Cookies to make my crust. One 6oz bag, crushed, with 3 or 4 Tbsp vegan margerine. Press into the pan and bake 15 minutes.
  3. GrovelHog
    Extremely good!! I made it because my wife had a craving for key lime pie for months. I've always found it 'okay', but this recipe has made me realize that good homemade key lime pie is deee-licious!! I think I'll be the one with cravings next.<br/>BTW, I used 1/2 c of freshly squeezed key lime juice. And Chef#210523 is right that the cinnamon offsets the tartness perfectly.<br/>Update 2 years later: We still make this for special occasions and it's become a regular challenge when we travel to find somewhere that makes a better one than "our" recipe - it's still the champ beating out many famous restaurants' versions.
  4. BiloxiBuddy
    Awesome recipe!!! I love the texture of the pie with the egg whites folded in! the only changes I made was in the crust... I've been on a Nilla Wafer kick so I used Nilla wafer crumbs and I substituted light brown sugar for the regular sugar... turned out AMAZING!
  5. Sharon123
    Custard Key Lime Pie Created by Sharon123
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