Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the heat. What could be better than sharing a refreshing slice of Key Lime Pie with your family and friends? This tangy dessert presents the perfect mix of sweet and sour and is delicious after a meal or even as a snack (if there is any left). Plus, Key Lime Pie is surprisingly easy to make. It takes less than an hour to cook in fact—the bake time is under twenty minutes, and the clean-up is just as fast. So gather those ingredients and invite your friends for a zesty cool down that pairs delightfully with simple and elegant meals alike!
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (circa 9-10 crackers)
5 tablespoons unsalted, melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
Preheat the oven to 350° F and bake the crust for ten minutes. Combine the condensed milk, sour cream, and lime juice and zest together in a medium sized bowl. Mix together well and pour the filling into the baked crust. Bake in the oven for five to eight minutes, until the pie filling starts to bubble slightly. Pay attention that the pie does not brown! Once finished, remove from oven and chill the pie thoroughly before serving.
Garnish with lime zest, lime slices, or whipped cream for a little extra pizzazz. Or add a mixture of all of them! Key Lime Pie tastes great by itself or with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!