Caribbean Key Lime Pie

Caribbean Key Lime Pie

Coconut and a hint of spiced rum give a Caribbean twist to traditional Key lime pie.

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings


  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 12 none vanilla cream sandwich cookies, broken
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 none (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 none (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 none egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup fresh Key lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon spiced rum (optional)
  • none Sweetened whipped cream


Spread coconut in a shallow pan. Bake at 350° for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until toasted. Set aside 2 tablespoons for topping.

Process cookies and macadamia nuts in a food processor until crushed. Add butter; process until moistened. Add remaining coconut, and pulse 2 or 3 times or just until combined. Press crumb mixture in bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pieplate. Freeze 15 minutes.

Beat cream cheese and condensed milk at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add lime juice and, if desired, spiced rum; beat just until blended. Pour filling into piecrust.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until almost set. (Center of pie will firm when chilled.) Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or until thoroughly chilled. Dollop each serving with whipped cream, and sprinkle with reserved coconut. Store in refrigerator.


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