The Best Key Lime Pie
18 mins (prep 10, cooking 8)
6 ingredients
1 servings
This is a great recipe I found on by Ann Richardson. One of the easiest and best key lime pies I've ever made! Since I live in Costa Rica, key limes or sour cream aren't easy to come by. I substitute Natilla (a type of creme fraiche) for the sour cream and Mandarinas (a very sour mandarin-type orange) for the limes. I don't know if it's the heat and humidity here, but I have to bake it for 10-12 minutes to get the pinhole bubbles. But I've left the recipe as Ann wrote it, in case that's what it takes in more moderate weather... Sometimes, I'll add a topping made with natilla, a bit of mandarina juice, and powdered sugar. It is quite tasty! Prep time includes time to zest and juice the limes. Thanks, Ann!!!

Categories:  fruit , north-american , quick , free-of... , lime , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , egg-free , <-30-mins , easy , citrus , american , vegetarian , dessert ,
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Serving Size (838.85 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2439.35 Calories from Fat 668.61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 74.29g 114.3%
Saturated Fat 46.75g 233.74%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 282.74mg 94.25%
Sodium 999.64mg 41.65%
Total Carbohydrate 394.53g 131.51%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 386.39 g %
Protein 60.29g 120.57%
Vitamin A 2283.19IU% Vitamin C 19.52mg%
Calcium 2182.64mg% Iron 1.43mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
graham cracker crust, key lime juice, lime zest, lime slices