Key Lime Pie – Husband Approved

My husbands most requested pie is a key lime pie.  It started when we were watching an episode of Dexter (which if you haven’t seen the series, quarantine is a great time to go ahead and dive in). I have finally perfected the recipe, so it felt like a good time to share.

Ingredient List

  • 2-3 medium sized limes for juicing (1/2 cup total)
  • 5 eggs (separate yolks and whites)
  • 300 mL can condensed milk
  • premade graham cracker crust (you can make your own, but with littles at my side it’s easier this way)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Making the Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Separate eggs while cold out of fridge, it’s easier this way. Set aside egg whites to all them to warm to room temperature.
  3. Combine egg yolks with condensed milk and 1/2 cup lime juice.
    • If you wish to add a bit of green colouring, now is the time. I start with 4-6 drops for a slight tint. Add more the greener you want your pie.
  4. Pour mixture into pie.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes
    *** If making meringue continue below***
  6. Pour room temperature egg whites in metal or glass bowl.
  7. Beat with hand blender until they begin to foam
  8. Add lemon juice. This will stabilize the egg whites.
  9. Begin adding sugar one teaspoon at a time while mixing. Mix your mixture until you get hard peaks.
  10. When pie is out of the oven, lower temperature to 350°F and spoon meringue mixture onto pie
  11. Bake for 10 minutes, or until you get golden brown on the meringue.
  12. Serve & Enjoy!
    I suggest making sure to refrigerate pie if you aren’t eating it right away.