Extra Creamy Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is one of the most popular desserts offered in restaurants today, and for good reason: the combination of tangy-sweet, smooth filling in a crisp crust is a soothing symphony of flavors and textures.

25 mins
20 to 22 mins
2 hrs 45 mins
one 9" pie
Extra Creamy Key Lime Pie


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. To make the crust: Combine the ingredients in the bowl of your mixer or a food processor — a few pulses will do it — then press the mixture into a 9" pie pan.

  3. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Set aside to cool while making the filling.

  4. To make the filling: In a medium-sized bowl, beat the cream cheese until soft. Add the condensed milk and beat until well-blended.

  5. Stir in the Key lime juice and the lime oil (if you're using it). Add the sour cream, mixing until smooth.

  6. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and refrigerate the pie for at least 2 hours before serving.

  7. To make the topping: In a medium sized bowl, whip the cream with the sugar until soft peaks form. Serve a spoonful on each piece and top with a thin slice of lime.

  8. Store the pie in the refrigerator for 5 days.