This key lime pie recipe is a classic. Four ingredients for the filling and three ingredients for the crust. Get rave reviews about your pie that was easy to make.
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Yes, it is possible to make a key lime pie with four ingredients and ordinary limes.
There are so many classic recipes like this one here. I am sharing another one of our family favorites with you. The taste is so creamy and luscious with a bit of tang. It is incredibly EASY to make too. Even if you are new to baking, you can master this recipe. It is simple and fool-proof.
This recipe comes out perfect every time.
Traditional Flour Pie Crust Versus Graham Cracker Pie Crust
While I show this pie with a graham cracker crust, you could certainly make this with a traditional pie crust too. Here is my traditional pie crust recipe. You can certainly use a traditional pie crust; however, our family prefers the buttery flavor of the graham cracker crust with this key lime pie. To us, it just tastes great together.
The homemade graham cracker crust is so easy to make too.
While it is nice to be able to use key limes for this pie, if you are not able to find them, by all means, you can use bottled key lime juice to make this recipe. You would not have the lime to zest of course; however, you will still have a very tasty and successful pie that is a crowd pleaser.
This recipe is perfect for using fresh limes. However, the right tools with help you get the most juice out of the lime. First microwave for 10 seconds. This will help release the lime juices before it is even cut open. Second, use a juicer. While you can use a hand-held juicer like this one, which is a best seller on Amazon. I prefer this juicer and reamer for limes, lemons, and oranges. It is easy on the hands, and catches the juice perfectly. Even better, it does not take up too much room in my kitchen gadget section. I have a small kitchen, so the tools that I keep in my kitchen must be used often if I am going to make a storage place for it.