The Best Key Lime Pie

A few weeks back my ex-manager Dawn messaged me to make her a Key Lime Pie; and since pie is perhaps one of my favorite things to bake I know that I couldn’t say no. When I attended Le Cordon Bleu in my very early twenties I learned how to make some of the most delicious desserts in the world; so I ended up whipping out my old notebook from my cakes and pies class and made Dawn the best Key Lime Pie in the world.

I am going to share it with you because it is the easiest recipe in the world to make, and it’s “oh so good!”

This recipe makes a 9 inch pie.

Graham Cracker Crust
1 Package of Graham Crackers (Honey)
1/4 Cup of Sugar
5 TBSP. Unsalted Butter

Pie Ingredients

3 Cups of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
3/4 Cup of Key Lime Juice
1 TBSP. Lime Zest (Grated)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. To make the crust, I literally put the Graham Crackers in a Zip Loc bag and beat the heck out of them with a rolling pin until they were broken up…don’t make powder! Add your sugar and melted butter to the Graham Crackers and mix until everything is all incorporated. Then press mixture along the bottom of pie pan and along the sides. I did however pre-bake the crust for about 5 minutes in the oven, this is not a necessary step.

Add all your ingredients into a bowl and whisk together. Then add your Lime zest in last..and mix. Then pour mixture into pie pan.

Place uncooked pie in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, tiny pinholes bubbles burst on the surface of pie. Do not brown the pie. My pie took a little bit longer than 10 minutes, I literally sat on the floor in front of the oven waiting for my pinholes bubbles to burst. So definitely keep an eye on it, every oven is different.

If you expand this photo and look really closely you will notice the very tine pinholes. That is what you are looking for. Key Lime Pie is considered a custard pie, with custard pie if they are “over cooked,” per say they will crack. I have done that a zillion times, but it doesn’t take away from the taste. It’s just not the proper French way.

Well, needless to say when Dawn received her pie on Saturday night she told me that she loved it! That puts an instant smile on my face.

So, if you are looking for something to bring to an upcoming holiday party I will suggest that you bring this pie!