Key Lime Pie

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Key Lime Pie

Recipe Provided by “The NOLA Pie Guy” Nathan Winner

Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients

1 & 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

2-3 tablespoons sugar

Pinch of sea salt

3-4 tablespoons of melted butter

1/4 cup heavy cream


-      Mix all these ingredients together and press into your pie pan

-      Bake at 350 for seven minutes

Filling Ingredients

·      ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice (key limes traditionally)

·      5 extra large egg yolks

·      1 can of sweetened condensed milk


-      Mix these ingredients together and pour into your par baked crust

-      Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes, then check for doneness

-      The center should be completely set with a slight jiggle when shaken

-      Adjust your time and temperature as needed based on your altitude and oven

-      Allow to cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to serve. This pie can also be made ahead of time and frozen

Pro tip: for an extra kick, use a micro plane to zest 1-2 limes and add this zest to your crust and/ or filling for and extra citrus pop!

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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)


Crust is different from what I watched and wrote down watching. It didn't say how long to cook it so I looked it up on here and then I see sugar, when he didn't put any in on tv and a pinch of sea salt instead of 2 tbsp. like he did on TV and 1/4 cup of heavy cream, which is no where near what he put in on TV and regular butter on here and unsalted butter on TV and the amounts are different along with the amounts of graham cracker crumbs. Why do them different? Now I don't know which way to make the crust. Guess I'll have to try it both ways to see which one I prefer.

My Son loves key lime pie and I think he will love this version, sweet and simple ,if you know a good and easy strawberry /rhubarb pie this would be awesome to. Thanks

So simple and delicious! I Love your show Chef Jeff, everything you make looks so amazing!! You make my life much easier when it comes to new dinner ideas for my family! Thank You!

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