Kerrys Food Thymes

Looking for an easy dessert to make for St. Patrick’s Day?These mini key lime pies are very easy to make and have the perfect combination of sweetness and tartness!

True key limes are more yellow than green when they ripen so if you see large green key limes, run from them – they are are fake news! I happened to see some real key limes some at our local Publix and I immediately started craving key lime pie. Here’s the traditional type recipe….

Servings – 6 mini pies or 1 large pie

Cook/Prep time – About an hour

Ingredients…
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated key lime zest
  • 6 small graham cracker tart shells
  • whipped topping

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Pour the can of condensed milk into a mixing bowl, using a rubber spatula to get it all out. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Juice the key limes until you get 1/2 cup of juice and zest the limes to get 1 1/2 teaspoons. Add the juice and zest to the egg yolks and mix well. Add the egg yolk mixture to the condensed milk and blend together with a rubber spatula. Pour the mixture into the pie shells and place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove the tarts from the oven and let them cool. Refrigerate or freeze them. When cooled, top them with whipped cream and garnish with a slice of key lime. That’s it! Easy Peasy Key Lime Squeezy!

Enjoy!

Suggested music for your listening pleasure while preparing these key lime pies…

“Key Largo” by Bertie Higgins from his album “Just Another Day in Paradise” released in September 1981.

“Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Collins from his album “…But Seriously” released in 1989.

Practically anything by Jimmy Buffett.

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