Monday, May 13, 2013


I want to preface this post by saying "I am NOT a baker" I didn't grow up baking with my mom, we made bake and break cookies, and instant brownies {she is an AMAZING cook, mostly Italian food, she can turn what looks like an empty pantry into a 4 course meal, but not so much a baker} but it seems like every time I ask 'What can I bring?' to an event the answer is always dessert, so I had to learn how to make a few things.

I love making s'mores bars {maybe I will share that recipe the next time I make them} but my husband LOVES key lime pie. I have tried a few recipes but with some tweaks of the original recipe here this one was by far my favorite.

Here is what you need!
I love it because it is pretty much dump everything into a bowl and mixing it up!

For the Pie
- 5 Egg Yolks
- 1/2 Cup of Key Lime Juice {I usually can't get KEY limes at my supermarket so I just use limes, or key lime juice concentrate}
- Zest of 1 Lime
- 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- Pre-made graham cracker crust {9 inches} - I guess you can make your own, but "Ain't no body got time fo' 'dat"

For the Topping
- 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup of powdered sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 375*
2. Add the yolks, the juice, the lime zest, and the condensed milk to a bowl and mix it up until it is all combined
3. Pour into pre-made crust
4. Stick it in the oven for 15 min
5. While it is baking make your topping, combine the whipping cream and sugar {you can add vanilla extract or more sugar if you want it sweeter, but with key lime pie I don't like the topping to be TOO sweet} whip with a mixer until it looks like whipped cream! Stick it in the fridge!
6. Take the pie out, and let it cool for about an hour {this will give the cream time to set up too}
7. After an hour top your pie {use all of the cream} I like as much cream as pie almost!
8. If you want to get fancy add some lime slices!

Feel free to comment with any questions about the recipe!


  1. So yummy! I love limes. I always have to have at least a couple of limes or lime juice in my home. Thanks for this tasty looking recipe! I love your blog, doll.

    Love, Richelle from Lynn + Lou

  2. Sounds perfect! I may try this Thursday. I will let you know how it goes :)

    1. It was wonderful! I added a bit of mexican vanilla to the whipped cream, and omg... Our guests loved it :) Thanks for the recipe