Key Lime Pie

It's funny how obsessed I have become with key lime pie considering I tried it for the first time only 2 months ago.  On a date night with my husband I decided to try it when nothing else caught my eye on the dessert menu.  I was hooked on this light and refreshing dessert, so it took all of a few weeks before I was trying to recreate this dessert.  

What makes this recipe different is the addition on vanilla.  The vanilla gives a nice hint of sweetness which contrasts the zesty lime nicely. I used regular limes since key limes are not sold near me, so I cheated a bit but whatever. Oh and you must top with whipped cream.

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs  (around 15 rectangle pieces , I used the honey kind)
5 tablespoons melted butter
4 tablespoons sugar
a few dashes of cinnamon (optional)

1 14oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pulse graham crackers in a food processor until completely crumbled. In a bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon and mash with a fork.  Place mixture into pie pan and form the crust.  The mixture will be crumbly so you will need to push down on the mixture to form the crust.  Bake for 5 minutes to set the crust.

Combine all filling ingredients and mix on medium speed until mixture slightly thickens, about 2 minutes.

Pour filling into pie crust and bake for 15 minutes.  Then place pie in the refrigerator for at least an hour.


  1. The pie looks yummy! Thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  2. Looks very delicous! Love the last Photo ...yum! :)
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  3. Oh my this looks delicious, and you make it look so easy, I'm going to have to try this asap!!

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  4. Um, heavenly!!! Love your photos! Now I want to go mess up my kitchen and make something yummy... :)

  5. I've never tried key lime pie before but this looks super yummy!!! i'm definitely gonna be ordering one of these next time I eat out.

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  7. It looks super delicious! I always love the crust most in pies :-)


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