This gorgeous gluten-free key lime pie is an absolute must try. The filling is creamy and has that lovely zesty lime flavor you expect with this delicious dessert.
Key lime pie is an American dessert that is a much-loved classic. It has a rich, creamy filling that is made of key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, and egg yolks. This recipe is a slight alteration as it also uses cream and just regular limes (Feel free to use key limes if you can them).
If you want to keep this pie as authentic as possible, then try and source some key limes. If you’re unable to, then ordinary limes will suffice just fine. You do a lose a bit of flavor, but this dish is still delicious.
To go one step further with this dessert, try adding a meringue topping. Modern variations can also have a whipped cream topping instead of meringue. Personally, I found this just fine without any topping.
The reaction between the ingredients of the pie filling will have it set without any baking. However, due to the risks of consuming raw eggs, it is recommended that you bake it slightly for a short amount of time. Baking also ensures a much firmer filling.
If you’re ready to make this incredible pie, then you can find the full recipe right below. It will take you through everything you need to know about this recipe.
Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie Recipe
- 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 395g (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 tsp. lime zest
- Preheat an oven to 170°C (340°F).
- Whisk together the eggs, sweetened condensed milk, lime zest, heavy cream and lime juice until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 30 minutes or until set.
- Allow to cool completely. This is best done in a fridge.
- Serve & Enjoy
- This gluten-free key lime pie works excellent with either the coconut or almond pie crust. I have tried both, and I would lean towards using the almond crust for this pie.
- For the best results I recommend using fresh lime juice but if you’re unable to get your hands on some then bottled will work just fine.
- The pie filling will continue to cook for a while after being removed from the oven so don’t stress too much if it looks slightly runny when you pull it out of the oven.
- If you don’t have enough time, then you can always buy a pre-made gluten-free pie crust. These can be difficult to find, but a specialty gluten-free shop should stock them.
If you’re curious how much this delicious gluten-free key lime pie might impact your diet, then you can find all the information you need right below. Keep in mind this nutritional information is only for the filling, so you will need to add the pie crust on top of the values below.
This pie is just one of the many gluten-free desserts that you’re able to cook quickly. If you’re looking something a little less fruity, then take a look at something like the chocolate self-saucing pudding. It’s as good as it sounds, and it is also surprisingly easy to make.
I hope that this recipe has been able to guide you through all the steps to making an incredible gluten-free key lime pie. If you have any feedback, thoughts, tips or anything else, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.