Air Fryer Key Lime Pie — This pie is light, refreshing, and perfect for summer. Plus, it’s easy to make in your air fryer! Enjoy. 🙂
Cooks, have you ever used an air fryer? If not, you’re in for a treat. An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that uses hot air to cook food. The best part about using an air fryer is that it doesn’t produce a lot of grease as traditional frying methods do. This means that your food will be healthier and lower in calories. In honor of summer, I wanted to share my recipe for Air Fryer Key Lime Pie. It’s the perfect dessert to enjoy on a warm day! Trust me, and you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!
What Is An Air Fryer?
An air fryer may seem like a strange kitchen appliance, but believe it or not, this gadget is gaining in popularity. If you’re curious to know what an air fryer is and what it can do, read on! An air fryer is a small convection oven that cooks by circulating hot air around the food. This allows foods to be cooked quickly and evenly without using oil. Air fryers are great for frying up favorites like French fries, chicken nuggets, or onion rings, but they can also be used for baking or roasting other foods. So if you’re looking for a healthier way to cook your favorite snacks or meals, an air fryer might be just the thing for you!
I’m pretty sure I’ve died and gone to food heaven. Why? Because just a few minutes ago, I whipped up an air fryer key lime pie that is amazing! If you’re looking for an easy dessert recipe that will WOW your guests, look no further. This pie is it! Plus, there’s no baking, so it’s perfect for summertime. Let me show you how it’s done. . .
What Is Key Lime Pie
What is key lime pie? Many people have asked that that’s a question, but the answer is not so simple. There are many variations of this dessert, depending on where you live. In some parts of the country, key lime pie is made with condensed milk and cream cheese. But in Florida, the traditional recipe calls for eggs, lime juice, sugar, and Graham cracker crumbs. No matter what recipe you use, there’s no doubt that key lime pie is delicious! So why not try making it yourself? It’s worth it!
What Are Key Limes?
Key limes are small, tart lime popular in tropical and subtropical areas. They are often used to make a key lime pie, and they have a unique flavor that sets them apart from other types of limes. While you can use regular limes in most recipes, key limes add a special touch to dishes. If you’re looking for a new citrus flavor to explore, give key limes a try!
Why You Should Make Key Lime Pie In Your Air Fryer!
Do you have an air fryer? If not, you’re missing out! Air fryers are great for frying up chicken or fish, but they’re also perfect for making dessert. Today, we’ll show you how to make key lime pie in your air fryer. Soaking the graham crackers in sweetened condensed milk helps to create a delicious crust for this creamy pie. And the best part is that it only takes about 15 minutes to cook! So go ahead and try it out for yourself – we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Key Lime Pie
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Granulated Sugar
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Sour Cream
- Key Lime Juice
- Lime Zest
- Whipped Cream
How To Make Air Fryer Key Lime Pie
Preheat your air fryer to 320 degrees F on the air fry setting. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a large bowl until well mixed.
Press the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom and sides of an air fryer safe pie dish. Put the crust into the freezer while you prepare the key lime filling.
Whisk the condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest until well combined.
Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake in the fryer for 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of your pan. Allow the pie to cool, and then chill for 2-4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Serve chilled with whipped cream. Enjoy!
What Is Sweetened Condensed Milk?
Sweetened condensed milk is a canned, sweet liquid derived from removing water and sugar. It’s often found alongside evaporated or vacuum-sealed options in your grocery store–search for “condensed” to find it!
What Is Key Lime Juice?
You’ll want to know all about key lime juice if you’re a fan of key lime pies, tarts, or any other dessert that calls for key lime tart and tangy juice. What is it?
Key limes are loved for their exceptional flavor. This lime has a higher acidic level and is more intense, tangy, and somewhat bitter than its counterpart. Believe it or not, key lime juice can be sweeter than fresh limes if you have keen senses.
You would find the lime juice in the juice aisle at your local grocery store.
Graham Cracker Crust Options:
You can never go wrong with a homemade crust. It’s always going to taste so much better than anything you could buy at the store, and that is why I love making my own.
Another option that you can use is a simple Shortbread Crusts! You can crumble shortbread cookies and then follow the recipe below for the crust.
while you can air fry the crust ahead of time. Let the crust cool to room temperature, and then wrap in saran wrap. Kept in the refrigerator, it will last for about 2 to 3 days.
Then make the filling right before you want to serve it since the flavor will be best.
How To Store
If you have any leftover lime pie, let it cool to room temperature, and then place any leftover pie into an airtight container. It will last for about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator. Any longer than that, the crust will start to become soggy.
More Air Fryer Dessert Recipes
If you love your air fryer, you’re going to adore these delicious dessert recipes! From apple pie to chocolate cake, we’ve got something for everyone. So put on your apron and fire up your air fryer – these recipes are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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Summertime is officially here, and that means one thing: key lime pie time! This recipe is perfect for an air fryer, and it's so easy to make that you'll be able to have a delicious dessert in no time. Give it a try today!
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 6 tablespoons butter unsalted and melted
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 28 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup key lime juice
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- 2 cups whipped cream
- 2 tablespoons grated lime zest
Preheat your air fryer to 320F on the air fry setting.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a large bowl until well mixed. Press the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom and sides of an air fryer safe pie dish. Put the crust into the freezer while you prepare the key lime filling.
Whisk the condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest until well combined. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake in the fryer for 5-7 minutes depending on the size of your pan. Allow the pie to cool, and then chill for 2-4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Serve chilled with whipped cream, enjoy!