Friday, October 23, 2009

Key Lime Pie & Graham Cracker Crust

This has always been one of Kevin's favorite desserts. Our very first Valentine's day together, we made dinner and this was our dessert. Though I'm pretty sure the pie was a total flop--it didn't set right for whatever reason--we still ate it and it still tasted scrumptious. Kevin & his brother's birthdays are 1 day apart and they are both big fans of cheesecake and key lime pie. Since we're having a big family party to celebrate both of them, I went ahead and made both!

The pie recipe comes from Kevin's mom and is super fast and easy to put together. Just be sure to note it needs a night in the freezer.

I had never made my own graham cracker crust--since it's so easy to get a store bought one for pretty cheap. But I figured, why not? Especially since I had a whole box of graham crackers on hand. The crust is simple to put together--even more so if you have a food processor and can use the machine for the grinding of the crackers as well as combining it with butter and sugar.

Next time, I might to add a couple drops of green food coloring--just for effect.

Key Lime Pie
9" Graham Cracker Crust (homemade or storebought)
3 large egg whites
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
7 Tbsp lime juice

Beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold in milk. Add lime juice. Pour into crust and freezeovernight. Top with whipped cream or cool whip if desired.


  1. My sister-in-law had a "friend" who made the most amazing key lime cheesecake I've EVER had. EVER. Unfortunately, they're no longer "friends" and I'll always regret not asking her to get the recipe for me.

  2. Wow all your recipes look FAB. It's such a shame I'm allergic to milk :( The cheesecake looked sooooo yummy, I definitely am going to have to try a bunch of your recipes!