Easy Key Lime Pie

Easy Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie is delicious so easy to make with just a few key ingredients! Key limes are not necessary for this recipe but fresh limes are a must! If you want to omit the nuts in the crust, increase the graham cracker crumbs by 1/4 cup.  
Servings: 8 yield(s)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Ingredients
    For the Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Pie
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lime zest (from about 2 limes)
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. Grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, pecans, sugar and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over top and stir to combine.
  4. Press crumb mixture evenly on the bottom and up the sides of your prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until golden. Let stand on rack until filling is ready.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and lime zest and lime juice until well combined.
  7. Stir in condensed milk and mix to combine. Mixture will thicken slightly.
  8. Pour into baked crust and bake for 20-25 minutes until mixture is set but still jiggles slightly in the centre.
  9. Let cool on rack for one hour then put in the fridge to cool completely, about 3 hours. Serve topped with whipped cream.