Key Lime Pie with Real Butter Recipe -
Key Lime Pie with Real Butter Recipe
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Key Lime Pie with Real Butter

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"A quick way to make a traditional favorite of Florida. Cool tart and refreshing key lime pie is delicious any time."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9-inch pie Change Servings

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  1. In food processor bowl, add vanilla wafers and process until ground. Add almonds; process coarsely ground. Transfer to a large bowl; add 1/3 cup melted butter and stir well. Press crumb mixture on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool.
  2. In clean food processor bowl, add cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup butter. Cover and process until fluffy, scraping sides of bowl as necessary. Add sweetened condensed milk and lime juice; cover and process until blended, scraping bowl as necessary.
  3. Pour mixture into pie plate; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Garnish if desired.
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  • If you do not own a food processor, use a blender to prepare the crust, and an electric mixer to prepare the filling.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 16, 2005

Easy to make and delicious taste because of cream cheese and butter. Added couple of drops of green food coloring. Perfect!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 22, 2005

This recipe was very easy--I used a pre-made graham cracker crust instead of making my own crust, and I had the filling made in just minutes. The consistency of the pie was good--very smooth and creamy. However, it was not as tart and "limey" as I had hoped it would be!


17 Ratings

Apr 17, 2006

I love making is so yummy...I think the crust is worth the small effort it takes. The crunchiness of the almonds just goes well with the pie filling to me. Next time I am going to add a couple of drops of green food coloring like someone suggested.

Feb 21, 2005

This was a great recipe. My whole family LOVED it! I used a graham cracker crust instead of vanilla wafers, but it still turned out great.

Dec 01, 2003

this was very fast and easy not to mention delicious

Jan 26, 2009

This recipe is awesome! I made it for my family and they loved it! I doubled it and it made 3 pies! So theirs more than you think! Although it was incredible!

Oct 25, 2007

This was very good. I used a store bought graham crust and regular lime juice because I didn't have key lime. It wasn't quite as tart as I'd hoped but I'm sure that was because of the lime juice. The milk makes it very rich and dense which I liked but if you're looking for something light this isn't it.

Aug 10, 2006

I'll give it a 5 for simplicity but the taste is just ordinary. It doesn't have enough lime flavor. The crust is the best part and certainly beats all the prepared grahm crusts I have bought in the past. If you live near a Spanish grocery store, Mexican and Spanish limes are the same thing as Key limes - only cheaper.


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  • Calories
  • 514 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 246 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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