Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Need a summer favorite? Key lime pie is a special and beloved dessert that is traditionally made with a graham cracker crust, a tart and creamy filling made with key lime juice, and a whipped cream topping. The combination of the sweet and crumbly crust with the tangy and rich filling makes for a delicious and satisfying dessert. Cooled and topped with a heaping amount of sweetened whipped cream and freshly grated lime.

Key lime pie is particularly special because it is a unique and iconic dessert that is closely associated with the state of Florida in the United States, where key limes are grown. The dessert is thought to have originated in the Florida Keys, hence its name.

Key lime pie is a refreshing and light dessert that is perfect for serving during the summer months or at any time when you want a sweet treat that is not too heavy. It pairs well with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of cold milk and is a great way to end a meal. Slice and enjoy!


Course Desserts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • 2 cans condensed milk sweetened — 14 ounce
  • 8 ounces lime juice — * see note
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 each egg yolks
  • 1 each egg white
  • 1 each graham cracker pie crust 9 inch
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 each lime — grated


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place condensed milk, lime juice, sugar, and egg-yolks in to a medium mixing bowl. Mix together well. With a pastry brush, lightly brush egg white all over the inside of the pie shell. Bake for 5 minutes. When the pie shell is baked. Place the ingredients into the pie shell. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the middle is solid and nothing sticks to a tooth pick. Let cool before serving. Meanwhile, place heavy whipping cream in a mixing bowl. Mix on medium high, adding the powder sugar. Mix until firm peaks form. Place evenly on the top of the pie. Grate the lime on top of the whip cream.


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