Electric Skillet Key Lime Pie

A craving for tart, luscious, authentic Key lime pie? Check. A preference for those cute little mini pies? Me too. An electric skillet? Wait, what? Yes, I'm serious, you can bake in an electric skillet. Despite its claim to fame as a superior pancake griddle or a deep fryer, the electric skillet also has the capability to act as a mini oven.

If you've got an hour to spare, whip these delectable beauties up. Armed with seven ingredients, six mini pie molds, and an electric skillet, you'll be noshing your way to Key lime bliss in no time.

Mini Electric Skillet Lime Pie on a white plate with a spoon scooping it up, on grey background.

Electric Skillet Key Lime Pie

If you've got an hour to spare, whip these delectable beauties up. Armed with seven ingredients, six mini pie molds, and an electric skillet, you'll be noshing your way to Key lime bliss in no time.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 416kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tbsp. butter melted

For the filling:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. lime zest

For the topping:

  • Meringue cookies broken into pieces

Tools

Instructions

  • Preheat electric skillet to 350ºF.
  • Mix the Graham crumbs and the melted butter until well combined (it should still be a bit grainy).
  • Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of 6 individual, mini pie molds.
  • Place a small baking rack inside the electric skillet, place the mini pie molds on top and cook covered for around 15 minutes. Let it cool. (You could also use metal skewers on the bottom of the skillet, just be careful not to scratch the bottom of the pan.)
  • Mix the condensed milk and egg yolks with a whisk until well combined.
  • Add the lime juice and lime zest and stir more.
  • Pour filling into the molds and return to the electric skillet (on top of the rack) and cook covered for about 25 minutes (until the center is set - but still jiggly).
  • Let them cool and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Top with broken meringue cookies and lime zest.
Nutrition Facts
Electric Skillet Key Lime Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 174mg58%
Sodium 299mg12%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 606IU12%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 225mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

Notes

If you don't have a small baking rack on hand, you can use metal skewers or balls of foil and place them in the skillet. This way the pie molds are not touching the bottom of the skillet.
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Getting the crust to lie smooth and with no cracks can be a challenge, but I've found that pressing it with a small measuring cup helps. Now I know it's tempting, but don't poke or jiggle the molds until after the three-hour setting period is over--even if they look like they've set enough--or else you risk unsightly sloshing, fingerprints, or holes. It'll be worth the wait once you sink your teeth into the rich custardy texture.

Once they're ready to serve, you can also garnish each with a couple of candied limes for extra pizzazz. If for some odd reason they don't end up eaten right away, you can refrigerate them for a few days or freeze them after sliding into a freezer bag or tightly wrapping in foil.

Before you go to enjoy these decadent morsels, chew on these fun facts. It really comes as no surprise, but Key Lime is Florida's official state pie. You can visit the Key Lime Festival every year in Key West.

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