Mimi's Fresh Key Lime Pie

Mimi's Fresh Key Lime Pie created by Samantha in Ut

This is my mom's recipe for Key Lime Pie - she hand wrote "excellent" on it. Mimi used to make this for my DH, as it is his favorite pie. Originally from the Citrus Club, this recipe calls for fresh key limes.

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1hr 15mins
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ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans condensed milk (not evaporated or canned milk)
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 34 cup fresh key lime juice (about 10-20 key limes)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest (key-lime zest, from about 5 key limes)
  • FOR GARNISH

  • 1 pint whipping cream, whipped
  • mint leaf
  • 8 slices key limes, thin

directions

  • Mix condensed milk with egg yolks, key lime juice and key lime zest.
  • Pour into graham cracker pie crust.
  • Bake for 5 minutes in a 300 degree (F) oven.
  • Remove pie from oven, cool about 5 minutes. Then refrigerate pie for 1 hour.
  • Cover pie filling with whipped cream.
  • To serve, slice pie and garnish each pie slice with 1 key lime slice and a fresh mint leaf.
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"This is my mom's recipe for Key Lime Pie - she hand wrote "excellent" on it. Mimi used to make this for my DH, as it is his favorite pie. Originally from the Citrus Club, this recipe calls for fresh key limes."

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  1. sherryrose37
    I am disappointed as I followed the directions exactly and my pie is not cooked. I thought it would firm up in the fridge since it was only in the oven for 5 minutes. However I just got home from working an 8 hour shift and the pie is still soupy, it didn't set up as I had hoped.
  2. Ann F
    Wow! I made this pie yesterday for Easter dinner and it got many rave reviews. It's delicious, and as my sister-in-law pointed out, light, not heavy. This was the first time I ever made key lime pie, but I feel no need to look for other recipes for it. This one was perfect.
  3. JackieOhNo!
    This is AMAZING! I have never made a key lime pie before, and I must say those little key limes can take time to juice. However, it is so worth it. My guests all exclaimed how this was the best key lime pie they have ever had in their life! Need I say more? If you are going to make key lime pie, this is the only recipe you will ever need. Thanks for posting this. Made for Potluck Tag Game.
  4. Samantha in Ut
    Mimi's Fresh Key Lime Pie Created by Samantha in Ut
  5. Samantha in Ut
    Wonderful balance of flavors. This is a keeper. Quick and easy. Made for ZWT5.
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