Key Lime Pie is an elegant and delicate dessert perfect for holidays or any other occasion. It has a smooth, silky, tart and sweet filling that makes a great impression everywhere.

The recipes is very easy to prepare, the filling is made with sweetened condensed milk and it requires only few minutes to bake. It is important to let it chill for several hours to set completely.

Though many recipes uses whipping cream as topping the classic recipe is made with meringue topping, so feel free to try both versions. For a meringue topping use the one I’ve used on S’mores Tart. Enjoy!

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

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Key Lime Pie is an elegant and delicate dessert perfect for holidays or any other occasion. It has a smooth, silky, tart and sweet filling that makes a great impression everywhere.
Servings 10 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins



  • 7 oz (200g) digestive biscuits or graham crackers
  • 2 tbsp (30g) sugar
  • 5 tbsp (70g) butter , melted


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can (14 oz -397g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest


  • 1 cup (240g) whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp (10g) powdered sugar


  • Prepare the crust. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Place the biscuits/graham crackers into the bowl of a food processor. Blend until crumbs form. Transfer the crumbs into a bowl, stir in sugar and melted butter.
  • Press the mixture onto the bottom and sides of a 8-9 inch (20-23cm) pie pan.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes and let to cool on a rack for about 15 minutes. 
  • Prepare the filling. In a large bowl whisk egg yolks with lime zest until creamy and light yellow colored. Stir in condensed milk and lime juice until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture over the cooled crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Let pie cool completely at room temperature and then refrigerate for several hours or better overnight.
  • Before serving whip the cream until soft peaks form. Incorporate powder sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Place the whipped cream into a piping bag fitted with 1M (½ inch-1cm) star tip and decorate the pie. Sprinkle some lime zest on top if desired.
  • Keep leftover pie refrigerated.


Serving: 1gSugar: 30gCholesterol: 131mgCalories: 344kcalSaturated Fat: 9.7gFat: 19.4gProtein: 5.8gCarbohydrates: 38.4g
Calories: 344kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic key lime pie, key lime pie, lime desserts, lime pie, sweetened condensed milk dessert
Nutrition facts 1 Serving ( 101g) Calories: 344, Fat: 19.4g, Saturated fat: 9.7g, Unsaturated fat: , Carbohydrates: 38.4g, Sugar: 30.0g, Fiber: , Protein: 5.8g, Cholesterol: 131mg, Calories from Fat 174, Sodium 196mg, Potassium 198mg, Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 9%, Calcium 15%, Iron 4%, Nutrition Grade C, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet,

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  1. Maria Author says:

    I did this today, it was a huge success! I was unable to add the topping as the whipping cream I purchased was bad (I believe cold was not preserved) and it got separated as soon as I started to whip. Either way the result was amazing my boyfriend was really happy. Thanks a lot! Your posts are really self explannatory and really easy to make!

  2. kevin Author says:

    Interesting, in that most ALL of the recipes show a finished presentation that would take “Best of Show” nearly a/where, but with THIS recipe it is done in a simple, plain baking pan. Any time I do a pie and make my own crust (even if as simple as this graham cracker crust), I’ll use a pie dish 🙂

  3. Linda H. Author says:

    This is so good. My whole family liked it.

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