Mini Key Lime Pie Recipe

The perfect not-too-sweet finishing touch to any meal. Highlight the bright flavor of key limes with this miniature version of the classic dessert.
Mini Key Lime Pies

Mini Key Lime Pies

Highlight the bright flavor of key limes with this miniature version of a classic dessert. For the crust, you'll need: 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons melted butter and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. For the filling, you'll need: ½ cup fresh key lime juice, 2 cups whipped topping - plus more for garnish, 1 additional key lime for zest and 1 drop of green food coloring (optional).

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Ingredients:

Crust:

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Filling:

1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
2 cups whipped topping, plus more for garnish
1 additional key lime, for zest
1 drop of green food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then add the graham cracker crumbs and sugar to the melted butter. Divide this mixture among 4 ramekins or other small dishes, pressing gently along the container's side and bottom to form a crust.

2. To make the filling, combine the lime juice, whipped topping and food coloring in a small bowl.

3. Spoon the filling into the 4 ramekins, leaving a 1/4-inch border of graham cracker crust at the top of each dish.

4. Refrigerate the dessert for at least one hour to allow the filling to set. Before serving, place a dollop of whipped topping on each dessert and garnish with a thin slice of key lime or a bit of key lime zest. 

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