Individual Florida Key Lime Pies

In 2006 the Key Lime Pie was named Florida's state pie. A creamy, tart filling with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream topping - although some places do meringue. 

An easy recipe that is company quality fare.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Florida
Keyword: key lime, pie, tart
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup fresh key lime juice
  • 8 individual graham cracker crust shells
Instructions
  1. Get the graham cracker crust ready. I purchased pre-made shells.

  2. Separate the eggs and save the whites for an omelet in the morning.

  3. Juice the limes using a citrus juicer or, as I did, a garlic press. Put the cut end down into the side with the holes,

  4. Then turn the press and push into the skin side, holding over a bowl. It takes awhile, but they are worth it!

  5. Pour the condensed milk into a mixing bowl. Add the egg yolks and lime juice and whisk until blended.

  6. Pour the mixture evenly into each of the pie shells.

  7. Bake at 300° for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until the mixture is set. It won't be like gelatin or pudding pie, it will be more like cheesecake - smooth, creamy and firm.

  8. Let them cool then store, airtight in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

  9. Serve them with whipped cream and a super thin slice of lime.

    Pucker up!!