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Key Lime Pie with Freshly Whipped Cream

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One of the things I love doing most for birthdays is making a special dessert for the birthday boy or girl. I’ve made everything from a Blue’s Clues cake to Jaws-like shark cupcakes. But when my husband recently turned 29 for the tenth year in a row, I wanted to make his favorite dessert, key lime pie.

I scoured the Internet and found this key lime pie recipe from Allrecipes.com. I paired it with a homemade graham cracker crust and freshly whipped cream. Topped with a slice of lime, it was beautiful…and a huge it! If you have a key lime pie fan in the family, I highly recommend trying this recipe. It was super easy and super delicious. Enjoy!

Favorite Key Lime Pie
Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 T butter, melted
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional–I didn’t add it in this recipe)

  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter and cinnamon until well blended.
  2. Press mixture into an 8- or 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. Cool.

Pie Filling
3 cups sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice
1 T grated lime zest

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice and lime rind. Mix well and pour into graham cracker crust.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes until tiny pinhole bubbles burst of the surface of pie. DO NOT brown!
  4. Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Garnish with whipped cream (recipe below) and lime slices.

Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 T confectioners’ sugar*
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Using chilled beaters and a chilled small mixing bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken.
  2. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Store in refrigerator.

* I used closer to 1/4 to 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar.

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  • That is one of the best complements. Thank you!

  • We went out of our way in Key West to get a Key Lime Pie for my father-in-law. We purchased a special freezer bag and drove to the shop an extra 1/2 hour before the flight. This pie looks as good as that authentic pie.