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This easy recipe for key lime pie gets its authentic, refreshing taste from simple ingredients.
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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie is the creamiest, dreamiest dessert and this is the only recipe I will ever make. Keep the ingredients simple and the baking is so worth it for an authentic, fresh taste!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, carribean
Keyword key lime pie, key lime pie recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 444kcal


Pie and Filling

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 4 egg yolks large
  • 1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • zest of 1 lime completely optional

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Follow directions for graham cracker crust on box. In a bowl, whisk together condensed milk and egg yolks thoroughly. Add in lime juice and zest if preferred. Blend until well combined. Pour mixture into crust and bake for 10 minutes. After baking, let cool completely in the refrigerator.
  • A chilled bowl is preferred for making whipped cream. In a stand mixer or hand mixer, add whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Mix at high speed until peaks form. Depending on how stiff you like your whip cream, this can take 2-8 minutes.



Fresh and ripe key limes are important to the proper taste of this pie. Limes that are too tart or sour will result in a pie that will also reflect those qualities. If you cannot find fresh limes, you may substitute key lime juice. I have heard good recommendations for Nellie's, although it isn't available in my area. Do not use regular limes.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 6.6g | Fat: 14.1g | Sodium: 238mg | Sugar: 65g | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1.1mg