Recipe: Delicious Key lime pie

Key lime pie. Cool and creamy Key lime pie is a tangy, sweet treat. Sample best-of-the-best variations, all from Food Network stars. This pie is tasty no matter how you slice it.

Key lime pie All of the KLP we have had in Florida (including very recently) has been smooth creamy and sometimes even very light as if whipped cream had been added. Can you use regular limes instead of Key limes? You can use regular limes in place of Key limes in any Key lime recipe. You can cook Key lime pie using 13 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Key lime pie

  1. You need of crust.
  2. You need 1 1/2 cup of graham cracker crumbs.
  3. It's 5 tbsp of butter, melted.
  4. It's of filling.
  5. It's 1 can of (14) oz. sweetened condensed milk.
  6. Prepare 1/2 cup of key lime juice.
  7. Prepare 1 tsp of grated lime zest.
  8. It's 2 of egg yolks.
  9. You need of meringue.
  10. Prepare 2 of egg whites.
  11. Prepare 1/4 tsp of cream of tarter.
  12. It's 1/4 cup of sugar.
  13. It's 1 tsp of grated lime zest.

Key limes are a bit more tart than their traditional counterparts, but the results of this substitution will still be delicious. This is the gold standard of key lime pie recipes. I live in Cuba where key limes are abundant, but Cuba also juices those limes and packages them in small boxes that contain about one cup each. I have tried both ways, with fresh key limes and that packaged lime juice and there is absolutely no difference.

Key lime pie instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. For the crust: combine ingredients and pat down into 9in. pie pan. bake for 5-10 min..
  3. For the filling: in a medium bowl, combine milk, lime juice, and 1 tsp. zest, blend in the egg yolks. pour the filling into the crust..
  4. For the meringue: beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar sauce until soft peaks form. gradually beat in the sugar and zest until the mixture is stiff. spread the meringue over the filling; spread it to touch the edge of the crust all around. bake for 12-15minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown!!!.

But that is Cuban lime juice. If Key limes aren't available in your grocery store, look for bottled Key lime juice near the other bottled lime juices. Cool the baked crust, and add the Key lime filling. Key lime pie ingredients are simple: sweetened condensed milk, lots of lime zest and juice (preferably from key limes), and just enough egg to give it a good set. Pour the filling into a pre-baked graham cracker crust, bake briefly until the pie is set, and let it chill.