Bubba’s Key Lime Pie

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Bubba’s Key Lime Pie Bubba’s Key Lime Pie

Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup almonds, slivered
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoon grated lime zest
1/2 cup Key lime juice
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Sweetened whipped cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

For the crust, combine ingredients and pat down into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 5-10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, beat 2 eggs yolks. Add condensed milk, key lime juice and zest. Blend together.

Pour filling in crust and bake for 15 minutes.

Refrigerate pie overnight before serving to let set.

To make sweetened whipped cream, slowly add sugar to heavy cream while beating, taking speed up as the mixture thickens.

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For all you have trouble with the recipe ingredients: Copy & Paste to a Word Document. You can then move/separate the ingredients so that the crust is one paragraph, the filling another, etc.. It always works! I print recipes this way deleting the picture--in this case, the slice of pie. I have two binders of Food Network recipes. When a friend asks me for the recipe, I send the file by email to them.

By Barbara on April 05, 2013


My husband is a picky key lime pie fanatic and loved this recipe! I upped the graham crackers and butter and doubled the filling recipe for a 9.5-inch deep dish pie plate. Yum! Also, I halved the whipped cream and it was plenty to dot the edge and middle of the pie. Next time, I may omit the almonds though, the graham crackers could have stood on their own.

By Michelle on September 16, 2012


I LOVE Paula Deen she is the bomb her resturant

By t on July 15, 2012


This pie is delicious!!!! It's soo easy to make, I love it

By Andrea Simmons on June 30, 2012


I don't understand Bubba's Key Lime Pie recipe. It reads like the crust consists of graham cracker crumbs, condensed milk, lime juice, zest, egg yolks, that just doesn't make sense. You need to rewrite it.

By jujumom on May 29, 2012


My father in law always picks up the key limes when they return to the store so that I can make this.

By Michelle Rhiner on April 21, 2012


alli want is a recipe for a plain old lime cake not key lime

By jo on March 21, 2012


Oh.my.gosh. this pie was the BEST key lime pie I've ever eaten! It was easy to make and way too easy to eat...all-the-time. I wouldn't change one thing about the recipe as it turns out perfect every time. I do double it so I can make 2 pies at once because one is never enough! Try it, you will NOT regret it! One more thing...one time I didn't have almonds so I made the pie without and it was still sooooo yummy, so those with allergies to nuts can still enjoy this pie!

By AudaciousAudrey on December 01, 2011


I am sooo looking forward to baking this tonight for my fiancee for his birthday tommorrow! This is his favorite dessert and I know if it's a favorite of Bubba, he will have a VERY happy birthday!!!! Thankyou Paula for your wonderful recipes, God bless!!

By Suzanne on November 02, 2011


Oh my, I wanted dowtown Savannah cooking. My husband and I thought this is the Best, thankyou for making our holiday. We live in Canada, this meal had to be one of the best. Thankyou Yvonne x

By Yvonne on October 16, 2011


Please separate ingredients into CRUST, FILLING and TOPPING sections. I almost dumped everything together for the "Crust" before doing a double-take on the list. That may have been interesting though....

By RVL on September 10, 2011


I have been trying to find a way to make a bradied fruit starter and get ms. deens salmon fish made with panko. I'm a stroke surviver and was not able to get paper to write it down the day I saw the show shewas doing it.thank you blessings,susie attaway

By susie attaway on August 14, 2011


My husband loves Key Lime Pie and I hadn't found the "to die for" recipe until I discovered this! But rather than make it in a smaller pie plate I used a deep 10" plate. It requires 3 recipes of the filling and I increases the crust ingredients by 1/3. You need to bake about 25 minutes. It turned out great and served more people. It is rich but soooo wonderful! Once everyone tasted it I have had several requests to make it. I have been keeping everything on hand but the limes. It's not hard to do and is always a big hit! I love the recipes Paula, Thanks!!

By Terry on July 19, 2011


I recently ate at one of Paula' establishments. Had the wonderful experience of having the chicken pot pie and then this delightful dessert. Oh, I swear you closed your eyes and just thought OMG with every bite. I then had a dinner party and made it. Got rave reviews. I did double the filling to make it a fuller pie but then I probably have larger pie pans. It's the perfect dessert.

By Eileen Baldridge-Leonard on July 18, 2011


I am making it now! Fingers crossed!

By Raquel on May 28, 2011


Hi Margaret, Here is the recipe you're looking for: http://www.pauladeen.com/recipes/recipe_view/bubbas_tiny_chocolate_key_lime_pies

By Jonathan Able on April 27, 2011


I saw you show today and would like the mini choc.crust Key Line pies. I can't fined it on your wed site. thanks Margaret

By margaretdorin@comcast.net on April 22, 2011


This is a TERRIFIC recipe, easy too! I've made it many times, and there is NEVER one left over for me later (wah). Try it; you won't be sorry.

By Alison Mac on April 08, 2011


My daughter loves key lime pie and I am looking forward to trying this. I have recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease though so I plan to use gluten free graham style crackers in the crust so that I can enjoy it too! I'll let you know how it turns out.

By Meredith on December 31, 2010


Absolutely delicious!

By debcw on October 29, 2010

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