Nut-Crusted Key Lime Pie

Nut crusts are versatile and very good with almost any kind of pie. Although nuts have a lot of fat, they are still good for you—they contain high amounts of fiber and vitamin E.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely ground macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp. sucralose sweetener
  • 1 small lime, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9" pie pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a food processor or blender, mix the nuts, cracker crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and orange zest to the texture of oatmeal.
  • Press the nut mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes until crisp and lightly browned. Set aside to cool, then refrigerate 1 hour.
  • In a blender, mix 1 cup water, cornstarch, lime juice gelatin, and egg yolks. Add the rest of the water and pour into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisking constantly, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool 30 minutes until almost stiff, then spread in the cooled pie crust.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in the sweetener and spread mixture over lime filling.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Place pie on an oven rack at least 6" away from the broiler element. Broil 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Garnish pie with lime slices before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely ground macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp. sucralose sweetener
  • 1 small lime, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9" pie pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a food processor or blender, mix the nuts, cracker crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and orange zest to the texture of oatmeal.
  • Press the nut mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes until crisp and lightly browned. Set aside to cool, then refrigerate 1 hour.
  • In a blender, mix 1 cup water, cornstarch, lime juice gelatin, and egg yolks. Add the rest of the water and pour into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisking constantly, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool 30 minutes until almost stiff, then spread in the cooled pie crust.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in the sweetener and spread mixture over lime filling.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Place pie on an oven rack at least 6" away from the broiler element. Broil 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Garnish pie with lime slices before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories340
Total Fat27g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium90mg
Total Carbohydrate22g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars6g
Protein6g