Totally Non Paleo Key Lime Pie

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I’m going to go ahead and throw me dear husband completely under the Dessert Truck; Keith made me make a key lime pie today. More like, we were at the grocery store and they actually had Key Limes. Therefore, I was obligated to make a Key Lime Pie. 

It should noted that it’s an absolute miracle that he even wants to try a Key Lime Pie made by me considering how dreadful the first Key Lime I made him was. The gist of the story is that, as we all know, baking is not my forte. When we were first dating Keith mentioned that his favorite dessert was Key Lime Pie. Naturally, I called my mom for her recipe. She told me to get CONDENSED milk. That’s where things got tricky. I purcahsed – and used – EVAPORATED milk instead. Basically, I ended up making a Key Lime Quiche. It was awful. But he at least took 1 bite. 

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Key Lime Quiche- not what you’re looking for

Ever since the Key Lime Quiche incident, I’ve been looking to redeem myself in the Key Lime department. I have finally gotten the best pie recipe down, adapted from Dinosaur BBQ in New York. 

Key Lime Pie
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
2790 calories
333 g
902 g
144 g
58 g
80 g
923 g
1109 g
290 g
5 g
54 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
923g
Yields
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2790
Calories from Fat 1268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 144g
221%
Saturated Fat 80g
402%
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 42g
Cholesterol 902mg
301%
Sodium 1109mg
46%
Total Carbohydrates 333g
111%
Dietary Fiber 8g
31%
Sugars 290g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A
95%
Vitamin C
75%
Calcium
139%
Iron
38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Crust
  1. 9 Graham Crackers
  2. 1/4 c Sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  4. 7 Tablespoons melted butter
Filling
  1. 1/2 C fresh squeezed lime juice- about 25 key limes
  2. 1.5 teaspoons lime zest
  3. 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  4. 4 egg yolks, scrambled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
Crust
  1. Process graham crackers through process to create fine dust. If you don't have a food processor, put graham crackers in plastic bag and beat with meat mallet until finely crushed
  2. add graham crackers, sugar, and cinnamon to bowl and mix well
  3. pour butter into dry mixture and mix
  4. press crust into botton and up sides of pie pan with fork
Filling
  1. Mix condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice, and lime zest in bowl
  2. Once mixed, pour over crust
  3. Cook for 20-25 minutes, until crust is browned and filling is set
Notes
  1. Can store in refrigerator for up to 4 days...though ours never lasts that long. ;)
Adapted from Dinosaur BBQ Key Lime Pie
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calories
2790
fat
144g
protein
58g
carbs
333g
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Adapted from Dinosaur BBQ Key Lime Pie
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