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Key Lime Pie Recipe

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Anytime you need a little summer this key lime pie recipe is the answer. It’s bursting with bright flavor and it’s super easy to make!

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Key lime pie and key lime flavored desserts are amazing. There’s something just a little bit sweeter about key limes.

They’re actually a bit different than regular limes so the flavors are understandably a bit different as well.

Key limes are yellow when ripe and smaller, more round in shape, with thinner skin. They don’t keep or store very well because of their thin skin, it’s best to buy them fresh if you can!

A look at the finished pie recipe on a plate ready to eat.

I love using key limes in desserts because they’re just SO tasty! I have a key lime pie fudge you should try in addition to this key lime pie!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this super easy key lime pie recipe:

We’re starting off with a store bought crust…you can make your own with some graham crackers, melted butter, and extra time but I like things as easy as possible!

For the filling we will be using sweetened condensed milk, sugar, sour cream, key lime juice, and key lime zest! That’s it! Apart from the key limes themlseves most of these ingreidents are in our pantry or refrigerator regularly.

A slice of the pie on a plate ready to serve with the full pie in the background.

I really enjoy being able to whip this recipe up pretty easily for friends and family or for when we need a little summer pick me up.

The key limes have such a great summer flavor. The citrus cuts the sweetness but also brightens things up. It’s a winner for sure!

How to make a key lime pie:

First you’ll want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Next, in a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, sugar, sour cream, lime juice and zest until combined.

Pour that mixture into the store-bought or homemade crust.

A close up view of the finished pie ready to eat.

Bake the key lime pie recipe in the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove and allow to cool completely before cutting.

Top with cool whip and lime peels to decorate if you like!

Yield: 8 Servings

Key Lime Pie Recipe

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Anytime you need a little summer this key lime pie recipe is the answer. It's bursting with bright flavor and it's super easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Graham cracker pie crust
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 2 - 14 oz cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 3/4 C fresh squeezed key lime juice
  • 2 tbsp key lime zest
  • Cool Whip, optional topping

Instructions

  1. First you'll want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Next, in a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, sugar, sour cream, lime juice and zest until combined.
  3. Pour that mixture into the store-bought or homemade crust.
    Bake the key lime pie recipe in the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove and allow to cool completely before cutting.
  5. Top with cool whip and lime peels to decorate if you like!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 612Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 99gFiber: 1gSugar: 86gProtein: 12g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Looking for other desserts to try?

Desserts are the best! Try out some of these amazing and super easy fudge recipes and then come back and make some strawberry cheesecake or some cotton candy ice cream!

I also have some delicious no bake desserts that you won’t want to miss out on!

The pin showing the delicious easy key lime pie recipe finished and ready to be served.

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