Easiest (and Tastiest) Key Lime Pie Recipe

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Since summer is coming to a close, I thought this would be the perfect time to write a post about my key lime pie recipe. Yes, yes, this really is my recipe. I didn’t use a cookbook or the internet to make this (hold for applause).  The first time I made this was a couple weeks ago when my mom came to visit. Key lime pie is one of her favorite desserts and I thought making one for her would be a nice surprise. So at 10pm the night before she came, I whipped this bad boy up. And wow, I need to start baking at 10pm more often! It turned out really amazing and my mom claimed it was one of the best she’s ever had (I mean, no biggie). 

Anyway, since its Labor Day Weekend this weekend I thought I would share this recipe with you guys because the key to a good Labor Day Weekend is…key lime pie….get it….

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So these right here are the only ingredients you need (hallelujah am I right)!!

First, start by making your pie crust. For that you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs (preferably the honey kind not the cinnamon kind)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons of butter (no 5 1/2 tablespoons of butter is not a thing…but I just made it one)

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Start by pounding the graham cracker crumbs into dust. I put them in a zip lock bag and beat it with my fist…sounds excessively aggressive but it was actually a great stress reliever.

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Melt the butter…

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Add the sugar…

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Quick break in action because I wanted to show you my measuring cups. Aren’t they adorable!! It’s a pig! I got it from Williams Sonoma for about 20 bucks I think. Ok now back to the action…

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Pour everything into a big mixing bowl and stir until combined.

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Press the mixture into your pie pan. Make sure to get the bottom and all around the sides.

Once you’ve done that, throw it in the fridge for about an hour to let it set.

Now it’s time for the filling…

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (I cheated and used the juice from a bottle

Preheat the oven to 375

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Break 5 egg yolks into a big bowl

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Add the sweetened condensed milk (look at that amazing form)

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Add the lime juice (the shame I feel right now)…

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And stir until combined.

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Take the pie crust out of the fridge and pour the mixture into it.

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Pop the pie into the oven and let it bake for 15-20 minutes. You’ll know if it’s done when you shake the pie pan and only the very center wiggles just a little bit.

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Now do the dishes. (just kidding don’t do this step…save it for later…or tomorrow morning…)

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When the pie is done take it out of the oven, do a photoshoot with it, then put it in the fridge for a few hours. Once it has cooled in the fridge, slice it up and picture yourself on a beach. And if you are actually on a beach eating this…then I’m jealous and I’m not sure what you should picture then…

I hope this recipe works as well for you guys as it did for me!! I absolutely love baking so there will definitely be more food posts to come! Bon Appetite!

Condensed recipe if you don’t want to look through all the pictures…

Pie crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted

Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar in a bowl until combined. Pour into pie pan and press down until bottom and sides are covered. Put in fridge and cool for an hour.

Filling:

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 lime juice

Preheat oven to 375. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Pour into chilled pie crust. Put in oven and bake for 15-20 mins.

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