Praline Key-lime Icebox Pie

Did you know taste buds change every 7 years?

I had heard that and now I know it is true - I used to hate key-lime pie because it seemed too tart to me (now I'm more of a savory person than a sweet person).  About five years ago we had a bunch of family meet up at Landry's Seafood in Huntsville, AL where we ordered a bunch of desserts and passed them around.  The key-lime pie didn't make it past me. :)

I found this recipe in the June edition of Southern Living 2012.  This was my first attempt at making a Key-lime pie and I'm desperate to have a bit now that I'm writing about it, it was that good!

If you like key-lime pie, you will LOVE this AND...bonus!!! You can freeze them and enjoy a piece later.

Pretty on the outside and unassuming - looks like a key lime pie.  BUT, on the inside...

It has a layer of pecans and a layer of caramel.  It is just a mouth-watering combination.

Praline Key-lime Icebox Pie

Recipe by Mary Allen Perry, Southern Living JUNE 2012

Prep time: 7 hours
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 7 hours, 10 minutes
  • 1 1/4 Cups Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1/4 Cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 Tbs Jarred Caramel Topping
  • 2 (14oz) Cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Tsp Key Lime or Lime Zest
  • 1 Cup Fresh Key Lime or Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 Cups Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 Tbs Powder Sugar
Note: When I went grocery shopping I forgot the caramel, so I had to make it.  I followed recipe to make the caramel on the Perfect Caramel Apples recipe found on the Food Network website.


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