Low carb key lime pies or low carb key lime mousse — you’ll have to decide this one. Technically these aren’t pies because they have no crust but whatever they are they’ll kick that sweet craving right out the door.
You don’t have to make these pies in individual sizes but I like to because I am the only one who eats low carb here. When things are made in individual sized servings I can store them in the refrigerator or freezer and have an easy snack, dessert, or meal anytime. I like the little 4 ounce jelly jars because they are perfect for me. You may want something bigger. I’d suggest glass, though – I just think food stays fresher.
These low carb key lime pies couldn’t be easier to make, take just minutes, and are rich and delicious. You don’t need the whipped cream on top but it’s a nice touch. For a lower calorie topping use meringue. The whipped cream is not figured into the nutritional information, by the way.
In order to make real key lime pie you need sweetened condensed milk, there’s just no other way to do it. Use my low carb, low fat sweetened condensed milk recipe or any low carb sweetened condensed milk that you prefer.
Key limes are a tiny, tart lime with a unique flavor. They grow in Florida and are only available fresh certain times of the year. Some grocers don’t even carry them. You can buy Key Lime Juice and 4-Ounce Jelly Jars at the store or online at Amazon. If you buy online through my link Amazon pays me a commission and it helps keep the blog going. Thanks!
If you want to add a crust any low carb crust will be fine – just prebake it before adding the filling. This is so good that I like it as is.
As a food writer I am constantly bombarded with yumminess. I cook and bake regular recipes for my other blog, Restless Chipotle, and I ghostwrite cookbooks. It is really tough to be surrounded with deliciousness and not be able to eat it. If I have one of these low carb desserts handy I can take a spoonful every once in awhile when the temptation is almost too much to bear. It works for me!
Which is your favorite? Key Lime or Lemon?
Low Carb Key Lime Pies
- 2 1/2 cups homemade low carb sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup key lime juice
- 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, egg yolk, lime juice, and lime zest.
- Spoon lime mixture into 5 (4 ounce) custard cups)
- Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes, until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie.
- Don't overbake.
- Chill overnight before serving.
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