The No-Key-West-Needed Key Lime Pie

The No-Key-West-Needed Key Lime Pie

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  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup coconut chips
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1.5 cups fresh whipped cream
  • Key limes or limes for garnish


  • Add condensed milk, key lime juice, egg yolks, and vanilla to a glass bowl set over a pot of lightly simmering water. Whisk until thickened, about 6 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and place over an ice bath to cool. Transfer to a measuring cup and place in the refrigerator to completely chill (should make about 1.5 cups).
  • Combine the graham crackers, coconut chips, melted butter, and sugar in a separate bowl.
  • In 4 (8-oz) mason jars, add a spoonful of graham cracker mixture. Pack the cracker crumbs down with a spoon. Top with a layer of key lime filling, then a layer of whipped cream. Top with more key lime filling, a small sprinkling of graham crackers, and a nice dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle the top with a bit more graham crackers and a slice of key lime.
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