Simple and Delicious Key Lime Pie!

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by on March 25, 2009

key lime pie

I love recipes that you can freeze, especially when I have found a great deal on some of the ingredients. As I’ve mentioned before, I like to stock up on good deals, and our extra freezer (which is pretty packed right now with all the freezer deals at the grocery stores!) definitely helps me. Plus, a slice of ice cold pie hits just the spot in the hot summer months…

This recipe is one of our family favorites! Now, honestly, it isn’t low calorie- however, it is SO yummy, no one will believe how simple and easy it is! Ready for the best key lime pie recipe?

Simple and Delicious Key Lime Pie!
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 5 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup key lime juice
  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust (you can buy a prepared one, or make your own)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and key lime juice. Mix well (I use my kitchen-aid mixer, but any beater would be fine).
  3. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  5. Cover and place in freezer. (It should be nice and cold in about an hour)

 

When serving, you can garnish with whipped topping and/or lime slices. This pie freezes very well and we enjoy it straight from the freezer (especially on a hot day!). However, letting it sit for approximately 5-10 minutes should soften it if desired.

We usually make several at a time to freeze since they last a few months. I wish I had a picture to show you, but we actually don’t have any more pie in the freezer-time to make more!

Like this recipe? You may also enjoy:

Homemade Refried Beans

Healthy Jalapeno Poppers

Whole Wheat Pancakes

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  • FishMama

    We just discovered key lime pie and we love it! Thanks for sharing your version. Great idea to make many at once. Never. though. of that.

  • The Sensible Momma

    I actually came up with the idea after my mom brought over bags of fresh key limes off her tree! :)

  • Lori

    Oh yum! We love key lime pie! What an easy recipe. I love those simple, few-ingredient recipes. :)

  • Kristen

    This sounds like a great recipe- but I do have one question. What do you do with all the egg whites? Do you have any other recipes you make at the same time to use up the egg whites instead of just throwing them out? Thanks!

  • The Sensible Momma

    Thanks ladies! Great question, Kristen. I haven’t come up with an official recipe, we just make a big omelet or scrambled eggs (usually for dinner). My boys love eggs, so they are happy with that meal :)

  • Yum! I love key lime pie!

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  • Sherry

    Yum! We LOVE key lime pie!!

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  • i love key lime pie, will have to give this one a try!

  • yummy….hubby’s favorite pie in the world. can’t wait to make it.
    thanks.

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  • It is really good- hope you all enjoy it!

  • Mmm sounds good. I’ll have to share this with my mother in law and make some for the family.

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