Morton’s Key Lime Pie

Morton’s Key Lime Pie – the most decadent key lime pie! Recipe from the famous steakhouse. Tastes just like the original. Graham cracker crumbs, sugar, butter, egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice. Top the pie with fresh whipped cream. Can make the pie in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for the holidays, a picnic, or potluck.

Originally posted 9/25/2013

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Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Morton’s Steakhouse is one of my favorite steak places. I know it is a chain, but the food is really delicious. The last time we ate dinner there, Chicken Legs got the Key Lime Pie. He loved it. He said it was one of the best he has eaten. I have two Morton’s cookbooks and luckily their key lime pie recipe is in one. I decided to give the recipe a try and see how close it came to the original. Well, it was delicious! Just as good as the original. You must make this ASAP!

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How to Make Morton’s Steakhouse Key Lime Pie

This pie is very easy to make and SUPER decadent. The filling has 15 egg yolks in it. I know it sounds crazy, but it works. I made one change to the recipe. Morton’s recipe uses a Keebler graham cracker crust. I made this pie with a Keebler crust and the crust just wasn’t big enough, so I redid the pie with a homemade crust. MUCH better!

To make the pie, start with making the crust with graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a springform pan. Mix together egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer for two minutes and pour in the crust and bake.

  • Can I use regular limes in a key lime pie? Yes! You can use regular lime juice instead of key lime juice. You can use fresh or bottled juice. Either is fine.
  • I use a flat-bottomed measuring cup to press the graham cracker crumbs in the springform pan.
  • I did not pre-bake the crust.
  • We like to top the pie with some freshly whipped cream. To make homemade whipped cream, beat together 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 4 Tbsp of powdered sugar, and 1 Tbsp of vanilla until stiff.
  • Does Key Lime Pie need to be refrigerated? Yes. Store the pie loosely covered in the refrigerator. It will keep up to 4 days.
  • Can Key Lime Pie be frozen? Yes! Cook the pie and let it cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. The pie will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.
slice of key lime pie topped with whipped cream

Easy Dessert for a Crowd

This pie has quickly become a favorite at cookouts and potlucks. It is obviously very rich, so a little goes a long way. You could easily serve 12 people with one pie. It is perfect for a crowd! Give this a try the next time you need an easy and delicious dessert. This one is sure to please!

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slice of key lime pie topped with whipped cream

Morton’s Key Lime Pie

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Morton's Key Lime Pie – the most decadent key lime pie! Recipe from the famous steakhouse. Tastes just like the original. Graham cracker crumbs, sugar, butter, egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice. Top the pie with fresh whipped cream. Can make the pie in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for the holidays, a picnic, or potluck.

Ingredients:

Crust

  • cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • cup melted butter

Filling

  • 15 large egg yolks
  • 2 (14-oz) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup key lime juice
  • 6 Tbsp sugar

Instructions:

Crust

  • Combine all ingredients and press against sides and bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Pie

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • With an electric mixer, mix egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice and sugar for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared crust.
  • Place pie on a baking sheet and bake 35-40 minutes, until just firm in the center. Remove pie from the oven and refrigerate immediately for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with sweetened whipped cream or cool whip.

Notes:

  • Can I use regular limes in a key lime pie? Yes! You can use regular lime juice instead of key lime juice. You can use fresh or bottled juice. Either is fine.
  • I use a flat-bottomed measuring cup to press the graham cracker crumbs into the springform pan.
  • I did not pre-bake the crust.
  • We like to top the pie with some freshly whipped cream. To make homemade whipped cream, beat together 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 4 Tbsp of powdered sugar, and 1 Tbsp of vanilla until stiff.
  • Does Key Lime Pie need to be refrigerated? Yes. Store the pie covered in the refrigerator. It will keep up to 4 days.
  • Can Key Lime Pie be frozen? Yes! Cook the pie and let it cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. The pie will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.

Steph

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  1. Shelby – I haven't heard that. I wonder if it is true. We are planning on going to Key West in January. Sounds like a good thing to check out!

  2. I've always heard that true "Key Lime Pie" does not contain eggs. The original recipe was the result of little or no refrigeration on Key West. Does anyone know?

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