Key Lime Pie Recipe

About Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is a dessert that originated in the Florida Keys, a chain of islands located at the southernmost tip of Florida. It is a creamy and tangy pie made with key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, and egg yolks in a graham cracker crust.

The key lime is a small, round citrus fruit with a distinctive tart and aromatic flavor. It is commonly found in tropical regions and is a staple ingredient in many Caribbean and Latin American cuisines.

To make a key lime pie, the crust is typically made by combining graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and sugar and pressing the mixture into a pie dish. The filling is made by whisking together sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, and egg yolks until smooth, and pouring the mixture into the crust. The pie is then baked until set and chilled before serving.

Key lime pie is often garnished with whipped cream or meringue and fresh lime zest for added flavor and texture. It is a popular dessert in the United States, especially in the southern and coastal regions, and is also enjoyed around the world.

Here’s a recipe for a delicious key lime pie that serves 2:

Ingredients for crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Ingredients for filling:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 egg yolks

Ingredients for whipped cream topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar until well mixed.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
  4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and let it cool.
  5. While the crust is cooling, make the filling by whisking together the sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, lime zest, and egg yolks until well combined.
  6. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Let the pie cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  8. Before serving, make the whipped cream topping by whipping the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until stiff peaks form.
  9. Serve the key lime pie topped with whipped cream.

Note: You can adjust the amount of lime zest and juice based on your personal preference. Also, you can use store-bought whipped cream instead of making your own.

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