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Applebee's Key Lime Pie Dessert Shooter Copycat Recipe
Applebee's Key Lime Pie Dessert Shooter
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Dessert
Calories: 673
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.5 (6 reviews)
 

Menu Description: "This tart and tangy layer of graham cracker crumbs, key lime filling and whipped cream is a little taste of heaven."

While working on this clone, I couldn't help thinking of Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters in The Jerk enjoying "the best pizza in a cup ever." Applebee's has taken a slice of key lime pie out of the pie pan and put it into a 6-ounce rocks glass. The key lime filling for this clone is thickened on your stovetop, and the topping is made by combining key lime juice and sweetened sour cream. Try to find key limes for this recipe, but any lime juice will work in a pinch if key limes or bottled key lime juice is hard to track down. Chill the filling for a few hours in your fridge before building these 4 servings with graham cracker crumbs on the bottom, and whipped cream on top. It's really good stuff. Probably the best key lime pie in a cup ever.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

Key Lime Filling
4 egg yolks
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Awesome!
Nancy  
Submitted on: 05/28/13
I made this today and my husband loved it! Instead of raw graham cracker crumbs, I first cooked them with a teaspoon of butter on the stove for a few minutes. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Kim  
Submitted on: 08/07/08
I had this at Applebee's AFTER making it from this recipe. This recipe is for sure the best!! It's very rich, though, so a "shooter" is about all you can handle. Waaaaay good!!!
Karen  
Submitted on: 05/13/08
This was a touch of heaven. I did find key lime juice at the grocery store. We served the key lime filling as appetizers in individual pre-cooked phylo dough cups and drizzled the sour cream sauce on top. They were a hit!
Lauri  
Submitted on: 05/13/08
Excllent and easy to make. I used non-fat sour cream, sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream to cut the calories but this recipe is a keeper.
Annie  
Submitted on: 05/12/08
Not bad! This was tasty, but goopy. I think I will stick with the regular key lime pie.
Patti  
Submitted on: 05/11/08
Awesome!! And Easy!