Perfect, Classic Key Lime Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
Perfect, classic key lime pie, with less than ten minutes of work. A dessert everyone loves!
  • 1¼ c. graham crackers (usually one paper-wrapped sleeve)
  • 5 tbsp. unsalted melted butter
  • 4 tbsp. sugar, divided
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅔ c. key lime, lime, or half lime and half lemon juice (fresh or high-quality bottled)
  • fresh raspberries
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ.
  2. For the crust, place the graham crackers in a food processor and process until finely ground. Add the melted butter and 3 tbsp. sugar and pulse until the crumbs are evenly moistened. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until the crust is golden, 6-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. For the filling, whisk egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and lime juice in a medium bowl until very smooth. Pour into the baked crust and bake for 10 minutes, until the filling has set. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Once cool, line the outer edge of the filling with fresh raspberries and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
  5. To make the whipped cream, place heavy cream, 1 tbsp. sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Serve pie topped with whipped cream.
Recipe by The Chronicles of Home at