The Best Key Lime Pie
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- Ready In:
- Combine graham crackers crumbs, sugar and butter and press into pie plate.
- Combine egg yolks, condensed milk, lime juice, powdered sugar and rind and spoon into pie crust.
- Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack and chill for 2 hours. Whip cream and powdered sugar and spoon on top of chilled pie.
Questions & Replies
Hi, I see recipe asks for 1/4 cup butter and 2tbspn melted Butter. Is it all supposed to be melted and is it all added to the pie crust step? Also, in Australia we don’t have key limes but Tahitian limes. Are key limes very tart or sour that this recipe calls for icing(powdered) sugar or are they equivalent in taste to Tahitian limes? Thanks
I was curious about the powdered sugar since condensed milk is already so sweet. I concluded that the real key limes aare more acidic and can take on the added sweetness. The texture is good, but a slight bitterness seems to come through, which I believe is from the zest. I would rather it not be added.
This was so tasty! For the sake of ease, I used a store bought low fat graham cracker crust. I also used fat free sweetened condensed milk, splenda, and fat free cool whip. By the taste you'd never know it was low-fat/low calorie. Everyone at the dinner party just loved it and I loved that it was so easy to make!
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