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Easy key lime recipe from scratch
Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Chill Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 40 mins
Celebrate summer with this authentic Key Lime Pie recipe! It's so easy to make, and the combination of tangy citrus, fluffy whipped cream, and buttery graham cracker crust is the best!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Key Lime Pie, Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 649 kcal
For the graham cracker crust
For the key lime pie filling
For the whipped cream garnish
To make the graham cracker crust:
  1. Place the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Pour the melted butter into the bowl, and stir the mixture together until mixed.
  3. Tip the mixture into the pie or cake pan, and press into the bottom and up the sides.
  4. Chill for 1 hour.
To make the key lime pie filling:
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and key lime juice together until smooth.
  3. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake for 25 minutes, or until set around the edges but still a little wobbly towards the center.
  4. Chill for 2 hours, garnish with whipped cream, and serve cold.
To make the whipped cream garnish:
  1. Whip the cream and powdered sugar together until it holds soft peaks.

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Recipe Notes

*Use boxed graham cracker crumbs, or place about 9 whole graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground.

Recipe adapted from Kermit's.

Find more info on the crust here: Graham Cracker Crust.
Great recipe for make-ahead whipped cream here: Stabilized Whipped Cream.

A few more great pie recipes for summer:

Nutrition Facts
Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 649 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 241mg80%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Sugar 67g74%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1150IU23%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 340mg34%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.