Key Lime Pie Recipe: Perfect for Summer

This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe! It is easy to make and perfect to eat for dessert in the hot days of summer.

I am sharing my hands down favorite key lime pie recipe with you guys today.  I have been known to bake 2 of these key lime pies and eat one just myself while sharing the other pie with my family :).  I found this recipe over a decade ago when a friend made me key lime pie when I was pregnant with our 12 year old.  This easy recipe is based on one I found in Bon Appetit but I tweaked it a little using ingredients we usually have on hand here.  It is a 2 layer recipe so I divided up the different layers in the ingredient section.  Make sure to leave enough time for the pie to cool after baking :).

This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe! It is easy to make and perfect to eat for dessert in the hot days of summer.

Key Lime Pie Recipe

Ingredients

This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe!

For the Crust

3/4 cup granola ( we used some with almonds)
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter
3 tbsp sugar

Baked Layer

1 (14 oz) can of sweet condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice
3 large egg yolks

Chilled Layer

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sweet condensed milk
1/4 cup key lime juice
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla

To Make

This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe!

  1.  For the Crust – blend, granola, graham crackers crumbs, and sugar with the melted butter.

This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe! It is easy to make and perfect to eat for dessert in the hot days of summer.

2.  Press the crumb mixture into a pie dish.  Bake until golden brown, approx. 8 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove pie crust and let it cool.  I would not recommend skipping this step and using store bought pie crust.  It’s just not the same!!!  You will not be disappointed!
This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe! It is easy to make and perfect to eat for dessert in the hot days of summer.

3. Baked Layer – whisk sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and egg yolks and pour on top of your homemade crust. Bake until custard sets approx. 25 mins.

This is hands my favorite key lime pie recipe!

4.  Chill until room temp.  Make sure you wait till it cools otherwise your top layer will be a melted mess :).

This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe! It is easy to make and perfect to eat for dessert in the days of summer.

5.  Chilled Layer – Beat cream cheese, sweet condensed milk, lime juice, sugar, and vanilla.  Pour over your cooled baked layer.  Smooth top and cover and chill until firm for at least 4 hours.

This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe! It is easy to make and perfect to eat for dessert in the hot days of summer.

6.  Cut and Enjoy!!!

This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe! It is easy to make and perfect to eat for dessert in the hot days of summer. Yum!

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  1. Hi Tara! Just stopping by to let you know I made this key lime pie this weekend and it was a big hit! Loved, loved loved the crust! I’ll be featuring tomorrow and through the weekend! Thanks for linking up at You Link It, We Make It!

  2. Hi Tara! This looks so delicious and I love the different take on such a classic pie! From what I’ve heard from April, it tastes just as delicious as it looks! Thanks so much for linking up with us at You Link it We Make It! We hope you’ll link up with us again! – Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

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