Fun and Easy Key Lime Pie

Few desserts have quite as interesting and delicious a flavor profile as key lime pie does. Simultaneously sweet and tart, crunchy and chewy, this dessert conjures to mind images of days spent on the Florida coast enjoying the warm weather and humid climate. Still, even among individuals enrolled in cooking school online, it’s considerably rare for people to craft this dish in their own home. This is likely due to the popular conception that key lime pie is daunting to make. The truth is, though, that with the right recipe you can turn this delicious dessert into a fun and manageable process. Here’s what you’ll need:

Key Lime Pie


  • 1 cup of key lime or regular lime juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lime zest
  • 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces each)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 stick of melted butter

Once you’ve got all of these ingredients in order, you’re ready to move onto the preparation and baking steps!


  • First and foremost, preheat your oven to 375 degrees so that it is ready for the pie when the preparation is done.
  • Get out a mixing bowl and combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter together. Using either a large wooden spoon or your hands, mix these ingredients together until they create an even, smooth substance.
  • These ingredients will make up your pie crust, so shape that substance into a pie crust in a 9-inch tin.
  • Bake this pie crust for roughly twenty minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  • Remove the pie crust from the oven and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees.
  • In a new mixing bowl, blend together the lime juice, eggs and condensed milk until they become homogenous and smooth.
  • Once this substance is well blended, fill the pie shell with it.
  • The pie now should go back into the oven at 325 degrees for fifteen minutes.
  • Remove the pie promptly and place it in the fridge to chill for a period of at least two hours.
  • Combine the sour cream and powdered sugar together.
  • Spread this substance across the top of the pie using a flat surface or icing stick.
  • The lime zest can now be added on top of the pie as a garnish, if you so desire.

Other notes
You should allow yourself roughly one hour to complete this recipe, excluding the time that the pie will spend cooling in your refrigerator. This recipe should yield eight servings, which will be enough for dessert for one four-person family, in most situations. Ensure that you refrigerate any and all leftovers to keep them from spoiling, and they should keep for a few days.

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