Instant Pot Key Lime Pie. Creamy, perfectly sweet and tangy key lime filling in a lightly sweetened graham cracker crust. Topped with fresh, key lime whipped cream. Made quickly and easily in your Instant Pot!
Friendships after marriage, and especially after having kids, are different than those of my single days. My husband and I each have a great group of individual friends, as well a great group of couple friends. Given that we have limited free time between work and our two tiny children, couple friends are the easiest to spend time with. As our group of couple friends has been around for quite some time, we sometimes get into a groove where don’t reach out as much to new friends. But every once in a while we’ll cross paths with a new couple that make me realize how many wonderful people there are in the world.
Tony and Hannah
A couple of years ago a new family came to our church, Tony, Hannah, and their two boys. My husband and I sat by Tony and Hannah one of their first Sunday mornings at our church, and instantly hit it off with them. We invited their family over to dinner shortly thereafter, and clicked so well that we sat up for hours past our kids’ bed times chatting about life. Tony and Hannah are just good, fun, amazing people, parents, and friends.
Friendships and Moves
After that dinner, it felt like we had known them for years. We were able to have real, meaningful conversations, and lots of laughs. Hannah and I were both busy with children and work, so we started meeting at Wegman’s after bedtimes to do our grocery shopping together while we chatted.
We all knew that Tony’s job in Maryland was not likely to be permanent, but I was happy to have them for however long it would be. A few months ago Tony and Hannah found out that Tony’s job would be moving to Wisconsin. This past weekend was their last weekend in Maryland, so we had one last family dinner together. Since my love language is dessert, I wanted to make Tony and Hannah each something special. I’ll be sharing Hannah’s soon, but today, I’m sharing Tony’s dessert.
Instant Pot Key Lime Pie
Tony’s favorite dessert is Key Lime Pie. Although I’m from the south, I had not made Key Lime Pie before this last weekend. For Tony though, I could learn. I read about fifteen Key Lime Pie recipes until I felt confident I understood what this pie was all about. I tasted and tweaked and put this little version together. And, since I knew Instant Pot could make good pie, I decided to cook it in there.
Y’all, it was a SUCCESS! This thing was super easy to put together, and delicious! I wanted the whipped cream topping to be fresh, so I whipped some heavy cream with a dash of key lime juice to give it a little something special. If you have not made an Instant Pot pie before, I highly recommend this Instant Pot Key Lime Pie! I made it in this Instant Pot using an Instant Pot 7″ silicone springform pan.
Instant Pot Key Lime Pie
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup key lime juice
- zest 1 lime
- 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon key lime juice
- Spray bottom of 7" springform pan with baking spray.
- In a small bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and butter. Press into bottom of pan and about 1/3 up the side of the pan.
- Using an electric mixer, beat together egg yolks and sugar until thickened, about 3 minutes.
- Beat in key lime juice, lime zest, condensed milk and sour cream until smooth. Pour mixture into pie crust.
- Put 1 1/2 cups water into the bottom of Instant Pot inner pot. Place filled springform pan on steamer rack, and place in Instant Pot.
- Cook on high pressure for 17 minutes. Let natural release for 10 minutes. Carefully remove steamer rack with pie. Place springform pan in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Once completely cool, remove from pan.
- Place metal bowl in freezer for 10 minutes. Remove bowl from freezer and place whipping cream, sugar, and key lime juice in bowl. Use electric mixer to beat on medium-high speed until thickened, about 3 minutes.
- Serve pie with whipped topping and fresh lime zest, if desired.
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