Quick Key Lime Pie

When you want to serve a delicious dessert and love key lime pie but don’t have a lot of time to prepare it, this recipe for quick key lime pie is what you need. This makes the delightful and tasty recipe. Parts of the recipe can be prepared before you need to serve it to help you save you time on the day you want to serve it. Simply keep it chilled until you are ready to add on the topping and garnishes.

Ingredients for Quick Key Lime Pie:

o 6 tablespoons of butter – melted

o 1 1/2 cups of fine graham cracker crumbs – about 24 squares

o Yolks from 4 large eggs

o 1 can sweetened and condensed milk – 15 ounces

o 1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly grated lemon peel

o 1/2 cup of key lime juice

o 1 cup of heavy whipping cream

o 2 tablespoons of sugar

o Strips of lime peel to garnish

Directions for making Quick Key Lime Pie:

o Heat oven to 350 degrees

o Prepare a 9 inch pie plate

o Mix the butter and cracker crumbs in a bowl

o Press evenly over the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate

o Bake about 8 minutes or until it is set

o Set on a wire rack to cool completely

o Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl with a mixer on medium speed until it is pale

o Beat in the remaining filling ingredients

o Pour into the crust

o Bake 20 to 30 minutes until the filling sets

o Cool on a wire rack

o Refrigerate at least 4 hours

o Beat the cream and sugar in a medium bowl with a mixer on high speed until peaks form

o Swirl on to the pie

o Garnish with the lime peel

o Refrigerate until it is ready to serve

If you want to save some time, you can prepare most of it a day or two you are ready to serve and simply cover. When you are looking for the limes to use for this quick key lime pie recipe, you want to select the key limes from Florida that are smaller, rounder and tarter than other kinds of limes. If you are unable to find fresh key limes or the bottled key lime juice, you can use regular limes instead. You can also garnish this pie with strips of the lime peel. This delicious recipe will be a great addition to any kind of dinner you serve, as well as make a nice afternoon dessert treat with a cup of coffee or tea. No matter how you serve it, this recipe for key lime pie is a great choice to serve anywhere.