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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dreamy Key Lime Pie

    Every time dessert comes up, Matt mentions key lime pie.  He denies it now, but really he does.  He had a key lime pie at a family holiday a while back and now every dessert is compared to that.  On the other hand, I have been really wanting to make a lemon meringue pie.  I mean I have really wanted one.  Like REALLY wanted one, for a long time. 

    So, I had my craving meet his in the middle.  I made a key lime meringue pie! 

    I was really tempted to make the meringue a mile high.  That always makes an impressive presentation and it is just fun!  But, I decided to use restraint.  This time.  

    Don't get used to it! 

   We all really enjoyed it.  Pops came by and had a piece as well.  Jax thought it was fun and Matt finally got his key lime pie.

Dreamy Key Lime Pie


1 sleeve graham crackers (or about 1 1/2 cups of crumbs)
6 T butter

2 cans (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice
3 egg yolks

3 egg whites, room temperature
1/4 tsp cream of tartar (optional)
1/3 cup sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In food processor, process graham crackers until they are fine crumbs. 
  3. Melt butter and combine with graham cracker crumbs.  Press into a deep dish pie plate.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and set aside to cool down.
  5. In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice and egg yolks.
  6. Spread in pie crust and set aside,
  7. In a mixer bowl slowly beat egg whites and cream of tartar on low.  Slowly increase speed to medium.
  8. Slowly add sugar, allowing it to dissolve into the egg whites as you go.  
  9. Increase speed and whip egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  10. Immediately spread over the pie filling.  Be sure to spread all the way to the edge of the pie, touching the crust on all sides.  
  11. Bake for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature for an hour or two, then further chill if you'd like.  
  12. This pie is best eaten while fresh.


  1. I have tried key lime pie many times. It wasn't a favorite of mine until I tasted yours. That was so good. I love that there is no Cool Whip in it. Pops enjoyed it too. Did it meet Matt's standards?

    1. He enjoyed it, so that is good! He is so funny about stuff sometimes!

  2. Wow, looks great & easy to make! I will have to try sometime soon!

    1. It really is easy, which is one of the best parts. I hope you love it!

  3. MMMM! I love Key Lime Pie. Reminds me of the beach. I haven't made one before but I am going to give it a shot with this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

    1. It is a lot easier than you might think! The meringue is definitely optional, but I love it on there!

  4. My husband would love this one!! Thanks for Linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I love having you!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned

  5. I'm loving how you combined key lime and lemon meringue. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

    1. It was a perfect way to satisfy both of our cravings! Thanks for hosting!