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Key Lime Pie

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Recipe photo courtesy of LIsa Hubbard

The sweet graham-cracker crust makes this semitart pie a winner.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2000
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  • bobbobfishern
    19 JAN, 2017
    I just made it, but with common limes. Despite that, it came out great. I also went with two full cups of graham cracker crumbs and a whole stick of butter. I just like a thicker graham crust. Oh, and marry me, Martha, would you? I'll sign a pre-nup! Bob
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  • vedaliabug
    13 AUG, 2015
    I live in France, where both Key limes and Graham crackers are impossible to find. I use Bastogne or Speculoos cookies for the crust, and regular limes, and it comes out absolutely scrumptious, I get rave reviews every time. (I suspect the crust is even better than with Graham crackers! :-)
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  • TheSplendidChef
    10 OCT, 2014
    Love making this recipe, check out my YouTube video on how I made it... http://youtu.be/Y1TIFOj4XBw
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  • Valentine47
    7 DEC, 2013
    Love this recipe, but wondering if it will work to double the recipe for a 9" springform pan.
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  • MeltheDiva21
    24 JUN, 2013
    As a visiting Brit who has enjoyed this dessert many times, when I came to make it, substituted the Graham crackers with Ginger snaps (or ginger nuts in the UK!) You only need a large teaspoon of sugar, preferably brown, with of course the butter to bind it....and it gives the pie a delicious healthy twist! Try it and see..... it's great! Oh, I don't have any extra cream with it either... just plain key lime pie with a ginger base. Delicious!
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  • gardenmary2
    6 JUN, 2013
    If you can't get fresh key limes, use Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Juice. Usually on the shelf next to lemon juice in the juice aisle of a supermarket. I've been making this pie for years - HUGE hit with everyone who has a piece.
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  • DougChapman
    3 JUN, 2013
    Best key lime pie ever! My tip? Stick to the recipe.
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  • Lupinelady135
    14 APR, 2012
    I am making this for the second time in 2 weeks. I live in brazil -no graham crackers - I used vanilla cookies and cut out the sugar in the crust. I also used local limes not key limes. It all worked out fine and I am making it for company tonight. It is easy too.
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  • cookingmama001
    25 FEB, 2011
    This is going to be my first time making one, does anyone have any tips? :)
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  • marla516
    13 FEB, 2011
    I didn't make the crust (used ready-made) but the pie filling was delicious. Very tangy and wonderfully smooth. This was my first time ever making a cream pie and it was quite easy.
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