Key Lime Pie with Lemon Cookie Crust

Key Lime Pie With Lemon Cookie Crust

What do key lime pie and chickens have in common? Key West, of course!  While vacationing in Key West recently, I tried several versions of key lime pie and brought home a bottle of juice to make my own. The traditional recipe calls for a graham cracker crust, but I find a dissonance between the flavor of graham crackers and limes, so I put my own twist on the recipe with a lemon cookie crust that I think is more complimentary to the lime flavor, less sweet, and has a great crunchy texture.

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The filling recipe can be doubled to make a thicker pie, but a petite slice is quite enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. 

Key Lime Pie With Lemon Cookie Crust
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Key Lime Pie with Lemon Cookie Crust

Key Lime Pie with Lemon Cookie Crust

EQUIPMENT

9” pie pan
food processor
hand mixer or stand mixer

INGREDIENTS

Crust:
6 tablespoons melted butter
1.5 cups Stauffers Lemon Snaps cookies, finely crushed (note: These cookies can be found at select grocery stores, online, at Ocean State Job Lot and Big Lots.)

Key Lime Pie with Lemon Cookie Crust Ingredients

Filling:
4 egg yolks
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened, condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk!)
½  cup key lime juice (4 oz)
zest of one lime (reserve some for garnish)

Let’s make it!

Preheat oven to 350°

Make Crust

Add cookies to food processor and whiz until finely crumbled (or place in a ziplock plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or can).

Key Lime Pie with Lemon Cookie Crust Crush Cookies

In mixing bowl, thoroughly combine cookie crumbs and melted butter.

Add cookie crumb mixture to pie pan and press firmly onto bottom and up sides of pan with back of a spoon.

Key Lime Pie with Lemon Cookie Crust Mixture

Bake crust for 8 minutes while preparing filling.   Remove from oven to cool.

Make Filling

Preheat oven to 350ºF (176ºC).
In medium bowl combine egg yolks, condensed milk and zest of half a lime.

Mix on medium until thick and lovely.   Add lime juice and mix until well combined.

Pour mixture into pie crust.

Pour filling into crust and bake

Bake pie for 20 minutes.

Cool completely before serving. 

Garnish with remaining lime zest, whipped cream and/or lime slices.

Finished Key Lime Pie
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KEY WEST VACATION PICS


Please enjoy this slideshow of some of my favorite photos from our family vacation to Key West, including the feral chickens, gorgeous flowers, tropical plants, beautiful architecture, and random cool sights that caught my eye!

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Okay, loved this article and pictures, I became very nostalgic. I graduated from Mary Immaculate High School. There was an old convent was torn down to my sadness. We all watched the wrecking ball demolish this historical site. It was used as a hospital in the Spanish American War. The nuns lived there and we had classes in there until the new building went up. My dad was in the service and we were there for 2-3 years. I don’t remember chickens running free back then. It’s so beautiful there, I thought I was in heaven. I love Key Lime… Read more »

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Alexandra Johnson

Would love this feeder!

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Tracey

I wanna feeder

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Donna Tussey

Love key lime pie.

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Lisa Ballard

Mmmm looks good, looks like someone is missing Key West?!? As someone who has battled rodents this summer I would love to win a grandpas feeder!

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