Mini Key Lime Pies
Easy, small batch mini key lime pies. This makes 4 perfect mason jars full- just right for a date night in with friends!
- 3/4 cup graham cracker
- 1 tbsp. white sugar
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 3 tbsp. butter melted
- Juice of one lime
- 1/2 cup condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup white sugar
Graham Cracker Crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, place 5 small (4oz) mason jars on a baking sheet. Set aside
In a small bowl, combine the crust ingredients (graham cracker crumbs, sugar, vanilla and melted butter). Stir until well combined. Place two tablespoons of mixture into each of 4 mason jars. Place the rest of the graham mixture into a ramekin.
Pack the crust into the jar with a spoon and then bake for 8 minutes (including the ramekin).
To make the filling:
Stir the lime juice, condensed milk, vanilla and egg yolk until well combined. Divide evenly amongst the 4 mason jars. Take the graham crumbs in the ramekin and crumble over the top of the key lime filling.
Put it back in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
While that is baking, make the merengue! Using a hand mixer, whip the egg whites until light and fluffy. Add the sugar little by little and keep beating until stiff peaks form.
Dollop on top or use a piping bag (or Ziplock bag with the tip cut off) to pipe the merengue on it.
Place in the oven and broil until tops of the merengue are toasty (but watch carefully- it'll burn quickly!).
Remove from the oven, let it stand for 1 hour or so and then transfer to the fridge to chill completely! Once cold, enjoy!!