• Easy Key Lime Pie - Perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert!

Easy Key Lime Pie

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d re-post one of the Mr.’s favorite recipes —  key lime pie.

I would consider you one lucky devil if you’ve ever been to Key West and even luckier if you had a slice of authentic key lime pie while you were there! Whether you’ve been there or not — here’s a recipe that will take you there with each silky smooth bite of sweet-tartness. Best part of this pie (aside from it being so delicious) is that it’s extremely easy to make. So easy, in fact that I have started making my own gram cracker crumb pie crust. It tastes a little better than store bought but don’t feel bad about using a ready-made gram cracker crust if you’re short on time.

Instructions

  • 1. For the crust: using a food processor, blend graham crackers with butter and brown sugar then press crumbs into a greased pie pan. Bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven to cool while you prepare the key lime filling.
  • 2. For the filling: beat together key lime juice, sour cream, sweetened condensed milk, lime zest and salt.
  • 3. Pour into crust, smooth out, and bake at 350˚ for 10 mins. Let cool.
  • 4. Top with whipped cream poufs along the outside edge of the pie or if you're taking the pie somewhere, leave the whipped cream on the side. Garnish with 1 circular lime slice in the center of the pie.