Key Lime Pie is one of those simple pies with only a few ingredients. I have a Bearss lime tree in my yard that produces an abundance of beautiful, juicy limes. The flavor is far superior to anything you can buy in the market. I sometimes find myself with an abundance of limes (I once had 50) and so I am always looking for recipes that use lime juice. I happened to come across this during the holidays last year and decided to give it a try.
I like to use honey graham crackers that have been crushed with a rolling pin for the crust. The texture is much more flavorful and appealing than turning them into a powder in a blender. I am not really into fancy pies or decorations but when I saw how inviting this looked I thought why not? Whipping cream only takes a few minutes to prepare and by using a disposable pastry bag clean up was quick and easy. You can use any size decorating tip, I used Ateco #846 but any size you like will do. The pie can be made ahead and makes a beautiful presentation. If you have key limes by all means use them but there is little if any difference in flavor if you don’t.
|12 slices||30 minutes|
|Cook Time||Passive Time|
|20 minutes||2 hours|
- 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs