Applebee's Key Lime Pie Dessert Shooter copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Applebee's Key Lime Pie Dessert Shooter

Score: 4.50. Votes: 6
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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.

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Score: 4.50. Votes: 6
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May 28, 2013, 22:00

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!

Aug 6, 2008, 22:00

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!!!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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