Tropical Key Lime Pie

A slice of Tropical Key Lime Pie on a white plate

This velvety Key lime pie, its crust chock-full of macadamia nuts, will have you dreaming of tropical locales with every bite.

Tropical Key Lime Pie
Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
  • 1¼ cups crushed vanilla wafers
  • ½ cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup Key lime juice
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Garnish: sweetened whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes, chopped macadamia nuts, lime slices
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. For crust: In a large bowl, stir together crushed vanilla wafers, nuts, and brown sugar. Add melted butter, stirring to combine. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. For filling: In a large bowl, whisk together condensed milk, eggs, and egg yolks until smooth. Add lime juice, whisking until combined. Whisk in sour cream. Pour mixture into prepared crust.
  4. Bake until center is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream, coconut, macadamia nuts, and lime slices, if desired.

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May June 2022 cover of Southern Lady