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Key Lime Pie

This classic Key Lime Pie recipe features a crisp, buttery homemade graham cracker crust, creamy sweet-tart filling and whipped cream garnish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 344kcal


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Filling:

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup key lime juice
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: Whipped Cream for garnish


For the Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9 inch pie plate and press down into the plate and around the sides. Bake for 10 minutes to set.

For the Filling:

  • Whisk together egg yolks, key lime juice, condensed milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour filling into baked pie crust.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until set then let rest until it cools to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, garnish with whipped cream if desired and serve.



Make sure you do not use regular lime juice for this recipe.  Buy key limes and squeeze juice or use store bought key lime juice.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 468IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg