Southern Living Key Lime Pie

Southern Living Key Lime Pie
Southern Living Key Lime Pie

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Crust

  • 1 1/2

    cups crushed cookies or crackers, such as: vanilla wafers, graham crackers, gingersnaps, saltine crackers, or round buttery crackers

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt (omit when using buttery crackers or saltines)

  • 6

    tablespoons butter, melted

  • Vegetable cooking spray

  • Filling Ingredients

  • 1

    (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1

    tablespoon loosely packed lemon zest

  • 1/2

    cup Key lime juice

  • 3

    large egg yolks

  • 1/4

    cup buttermilk

  • Buttery Cracker Crust, baked

  • Vegetable cooking spray

  • Sweetened Whipped Cream

Directions

Crust Preparation Process crushed cookies or crackers, sugar, and (if used) salt in a food processor until finely crushed and well combined. Add melted butter, and process until thoroughly combined. Press on bottom, up sides, and onto lip of a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 9-inch regular pie plate or 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour or while preparing fillings. Note: For baked piecrusts, preheat oven to 325°. Bake crust 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Preparation Filling 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl. 2. Beat egg yolks with a handheld mixer in a medium bowl at high speed 4 to 5 minutes or until yolks become pale and ribbons form on surface of mixture when beater is lifted. Gradually whisk in sweetened condensed milk mixture, and whisk until thoroughly combined; whisk in buttermilk. Pour mixture into prepared crust. 3. Bake at 325° for 20 to 25 minutes or until set around edges. (Pie will be slightly jiggly.) Cool on a wire rack 1 hour. Cover pie with lightly greased (with cooking spray) plastic wrap, and freeze 4 to 6 hours.

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