Bubba’s Tiny Chocolate Key Lime Pies

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Servings: 30 tiny pies
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 sticks butter, melted, plus more for greasing pans
2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
3/4 cup sugar
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice or juice of regular limes
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 key limes or 1 regular lime, zest finely grated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt
Whipped cream, for garnish, recipe follows
Milk chocolate curls, for garnish

Paula’s Sweetened Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners sugar





Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly brush 30 cups of mini-muffin pans with melted butter. Fill the unused cups halfway up with water.

In a medium bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Press about 1 tablespoon of the cookie mixture into each mini-muffin cup, making sure there are no cracks. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, key lime juice, egg yolks, lime zest, vanilla extract and salt. Spoon 1 even tablespoon of filling into each warm crust. Bake the pies until the filling is set, about 12 minutes.

Transfer the muffin pans to a cooling rack and let stand for 20 minutes at room temperature. Use a small offset spatula or butter knife to carefully unmold the pies from the pans. When the pies are completely cool, top each with a dollop of whipped cream and decorate with a milk chocolate curl. Store untopped pies, wrapped or in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.

Paula’s Sweetened Whipped Cream:

In a medium bowl whip the cream and sugar together until soft peaks form.

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Reader Comments:


these tiny pies are amazing! they taste great and aren't very difficult. the only modification i would make is to use less butter for the crust. other than that, fantastic! (also taste great with oreos other than chocolate wafer cookies smile

By Amanda Jordan on July 06, 2011


What brand of chocolate wafer cookies do you use for the base of the mini key lime pies? I missed the part on the show today if you announced it. Thank you.

By Sue H. Richter on July 04, 2011


Can these little pies be frozen?

By Pam on November 18, 2010

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