- 5 Graham Crackers
- ½ cup Sweetened Coconut
- 5 tbsp Melted Unsalted Butter
- ⅓ cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tsp lime zest
- 1 (14-oz.) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- ⅔ Cup Freshly Squeezed Key Lime Juice (or store bought if you must)
- Heavy Cream
- 2 tbsp Confectioner's Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Toast coconut on parchment paper in oven, watch the coconut carefully so it doesn't over brown. Let cool.
- Place graham crackers into food processor to make crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, you can place them into a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin or mallet.
- Melt butter.
- Mix sugar, cinnamon, coconut, and graham cracker crumbs until fully combined.
- Press crumb mixture into a pie tin. Save about ¼ cup of the mixture. Bake until golden for about 8 minutes. Place on a wire rack and cool.
- Zest limes to make 2 tsp zest.
- Beat egg yolks and lime zest with electric mixer at high speed for about 5 minutes. They will become fluffy and dense.
- Add vanilla.
- Gradually add condensed milk and continue to beat until the mixture thickens.
- Lower the mixer speed and slowly incorporate the lime juice. Don't over mix!
- Pour blended mix into the cooled pie shell.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until the filling is set.
- Place pie in freezer and allow to set for 15-20 minutes.
- Whip the remaining heavy cream in a mixer. Start on a lower setting, add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Slowly increase speed working up to the fastest setting. Cream should be well whipped, forming peaks.
- Cut pie and top with whipped cream and a crumb mix.
Key Lime Pie is a perennial favorite around these parts, but this is the first year I attempted to make my own. I used the classic recipe, but added a few extra surprises. This was so good, it was gone in less than a day. I had to hide a piece to get the photos before my family snarfed up every last crumb! If you like it tart and tangy, this is your Key Lime Pie Recipe.
I used a regular lime for the garnish, Key Limes are not as pretty. You can make this pie with regular limes or with the store bought Key Lime juice, but the fresh limes and zest really take it to another level.