Brian’s Birthday Key Lime Pie And Using up Those Egg Whites!

Hi everyone! See how I treated my husband like a king on his birthday, AND how I used up leftover ingredients after making his favorite pie….

Brian’s Key Lime Pie:


1/2 cup key lime juice or just plain fresh squeezed lime juice like I use
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1 TBS lime zest
1/8 tsp salt

Whip up these filling ingredients in a bowl and set aside in a bowl in fridge. Can do this in advance to save time later!

Pie Crust:
1 1/4 cups white flour
1/2 cup veg. shortening or chilled 1 stick cold butter cut into small cubes
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBS sugar
1 pinch salt
(or make the graham cracker crust or from the decadent pumpkin pie recipe on this blog)
Combine salt and flour. Add in the shortening or butter until dough is crumbly. Add the vanilla and sugar and form into a ball with your hands but don’t touch too much b/c it won’t get flaky. Press into a pie dish on the bottom and as high up the sides as the dough will go.

Place pie dough in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool for a few minutes. When cooled, reduce heat of the oven to 325 degrees. Add the filling and bake, covered with tin foil, for 40 minutes minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Remove from oven, let cool and place in fridge. Serve cold with whipped cream if you like and sprinkle a little lime zest over the whipped cream as a garnish. Enjoy!!


6 Responses

  1. Happy birthday to Brian! I KNEW he was a smart man–not only did he marry you but key lime pie is the greatest thing on earth!!!! I bet yours was extra delic.

  2. Happy birthday Bri! Tony can't wait for his birthday (June 7) for me to make him a key lime pie-his favorite. Maybe I'll surprise him and make it just because. Can't wait to try the recipe.

  3. Hi Nancy! He will love it but if he likes sweet pie, make it with the graham cracker crust from my decadent Pumpkin pie recipe. Also, for more limey taste, add 2 TBS more of lime juice. Brian's is not as sweet. Say "hi" to Tony!!

  4. ¡Feliz Cumpleños a Brian! Asa looks so big…so many goings on in the Take Back The Kitchen household. That key lime pie looks awesome. And I have a bunch of egg yolks in the freezer, leftover from using egg whites to make frosting for the gingerbread house we made from scratch over the holidays. Guess I better get to work on that pie…!

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