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Key Lime Pie

key lime pie

Made with a graham cracker crust, fresh limes, and topped with whipped cream this easy Key Lime Pie recipe is downright irresistible. Sweet, tart, and creamy!

Refreshing and sweet Key Lime Pie is love at first bite! The zingy tartness of the lime is perfectly balanced by the sweet creamy filling. Plus the homemade whipped cream doesn’t hurt either. All served in a simple yet scrumptious buttery graham cracker crust. Come to mama!

key lime pie sliced into pieces

Key Lime Pie Recipe

Gather up these eight ingredients to be on your way to the best Key Lime Pie!

  • Graham Crackers, Granulated Sugar, and Butter – these two are used to make the graham cracker crust. Either crush your own graham crackers or buy the pre-crushed package. Butter holds the crumbs together while the sugar sweetens the crust.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – the main sweetener to the pie and this is where all of that creaminess comes from. Sweetened condensed milk reacts with the lime juice and becomes thick, creating the filling!
  • Egg Yolks – this is also for the filling and ensures that it sets after baking.
  • Lime Juice and Zest – use fresh lime juice and zest if possible! Use key limes or regular limes.
  • Whipped Cream an optional but highly recommended garnish that makes your pie look incredible!

How to Make Key Lime Pie

This easy Key Lime Pie recipe consists of making the crust, making the filling and garnishing! It’s all super simple, I promise. For full details see the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Mix crushed graham crackers, butter, and sugar together. Pour into a glass pie dish and press evenly around the bottom and sides. Bake until light golden brown.
  3. While the crust is baking make the filling. Stir together the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice, and zest. Pour the filling into the crust, smooth the top then bake until set!
  4. Cool completely before covering and refrigerating.
  5. Decorate with whipped cream and fresh lemon zest. Slice into pieces and serve!
pour filling into graham cracker crust

Storing

One of the best parts about this Key Lime Pie recipe is that it can be stored for up to 5 days in the fridge! Which means it’s a great make-ahead recipe.

Don’t forget to cover with plastic wrap. You wouldn’t want dried out pie!

key lime pie

Freezing Instrutions

Want to make Key Lime Pie ahead of time by freezing it? Good news! You can!

To freeze: Make the pie as directed and let it cool completely. Do not add any garnishes (whipped cream of limes). Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place in a freezer-safe bag. Freeze for up to 2 months!

To Serve: Transfer the pie from the freezer to the fridge and let thaw overnight. Unwrap, top with garnishes and serve!

slice of key lime pie

More Pie Recipes to Try!

If you loved this Key Lime Pie you’re going to love all of my other pie recipes too! Here are a couple of other pie recipes to check out:

The printable recipe card is below, make this and enjoy it friends! 🙂

key lime pie sliced into pieces

Key Lime Pie

Made with a graham cracker crust, fresh limes, and topped with whipped cream this easy Key Lime Pie recipe is downright irresistible. Sweet, tart, and creamy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Cool Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 38 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 8 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 whole egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lime zest
  • whipped cream for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix crushed graham crackers, butter, and sugar together. Pour into a glass pie dish and press evenly around the bottom and sides. Bake for 8 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • While the crust is baking make the filling. Stir together the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice, and zest. Pour the filling into the crust, smooth the top then bake 15-20 minutes or until set!
  • Cool completely before covering and refrigerating.
  • Decorate with whipped cream and fresh lemon zest. Slice into pieces and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 282mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 641IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 1mg
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