Happy Pi Day: Easy Coconut Key Lime Pie Recipe

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Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! An annual celebration of mathematical proportions, or rather one mathematical constant. In honor of Pi Day, we are sharing an easy recipe for Coconut Key Lime Pie. 

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Rachelle's daughter displaying the ingredients for coconut key lime pie
Baking Coconut Key Lime Pie

So easy that my nine-year-old helper did the whole thing on her own. It’s also a good thing considering my aversion to touching raw eggs, where she is just the opposite. 

Separating the egg yolk
No aversion to egg yolk here.

In my opinion Key Lime Pie is as Floridian as desserts go, and adding the coconut gives it what I feel is a Miami flare. 

Measuring the key lime juice
Key lime juice

This pie comes with a whole vibe when you try it. This pie tastes like… lounging by the water at a beach resort while sipping on a frozen drink with an umbrella in it. 

A girl can dream. 

Coconut Key Lime Pie ready for the oven!
Coconut Key Lime Pie ready for the oven!

But while I wait for that dream to come to fruition, let’s bake some pie, shall we?! 

Rachelle's daughter holding the coconut key lime pie she made
Coconut Key Lime love

Tips

  • Publix sells bottled key lime juice. No squeezing necessary! However, if you can’t find any you can sub for 1/2 lime juice 1/2 lemon juice. 
  • Want to make a pina colada pie? Add some pineapple juice to this recipe. 
  •  Make it dairy-free by replacing regular condensed milk with condensed coconut milk. 
  • If you want to make your own crust, crumble up a pack of graham crackers in the food processor. Add half a stick of melted butter (or margarine), and then mold into the bottom and side of a pie pan. Then bake for about 8 minutes at 350 F. 
  • Want to make your own whipped cream? Use a small carton of heavy whipping cream, add some confectioners sugar and mix until it becomes whipped cream consistency. 

Coconut Key Lime Pie

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cool Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 people

Equipment

  • 1 Whisk (or Mixer)
  • 1 Medium mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1 can cream of coconut
  • 1/2 can 9 inch graham cracker crust (15oz)
  • whipped topping
  • shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Mix egg yolks, condensed milk, cream of coconut, and key lime juice until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  • Cool for at least 3 hours before serving.
  • Add whipped topping and shredded coconut before serving.
Keyword dessert, key lime, lime, pie

 

Dessert not your thing? Try this recipe for shepherd’s pie. It’s great for St. Patrick’s Day, too!