Key Lime Pie

Recipe: Key Lime Pie

A classic Southern dessert is key lime pie. There are plenty of Charleston restaurants that serve a mean slice of key lime pie. After you head home, savor the flavor of Charleston and make your own.

Key Lime Pie


1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

3 egg yolks

2 teaspoons lime zest

1/2 cup key lime juice

1 (9-inch) graham cracker piecrust

1 cup whipping cream

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Garnish: fresh lime slices



Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together condensed milk and next 3 ingredients until well blended. Pour mixture into piecrust.

Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until pie is set. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Chill 1 hour before serving.

Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until soft peaks form, gradually adding powdered sugar. Top pie with whipped cream. Garnish, if desired.


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