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Mini Key Lime Pies

Sophia Inza
Easy, small batch mini key lime pies. This makes 4 perfect mason jars full- just right for a date night in with friends!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4 mini pies

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker
  • 1 tbsp. white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 tbsp. butter melted
  • Filling
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Merengue
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Instructions
 

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.

Merengue:

  • 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!!
Keyword dessert, key lime