Easy pie! You can substitute a prepared shortbread or graham cracker crust for the pastry crust, if you like.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine milk, lime juice, lemon juice, and food coloring. This mixture will thicken.

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  • Whip the cream until stiff. Fold into lime mixture. Pour into pie shell. Chill.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; 23.1 g total fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 196 mg sodium. 39.5 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2008
This was very good. I used all key lime juice instead of half lime & lemon juices. I also left out the green food coloring. Real key lime pie doesn't have a green color. I also used some fresh lime zest for a little extra kick. It was a very quick & easy recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2003
This pie was great... the second day. It needs some time for the tastes to mingle. When I served it originally it tasted pretty much like eating straight sweetened condensed milk. Save some whipped cream as topping - you won't regret it. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2008
This was very good. I used all key lime juice instead of half lime & lemon juices. I also left out the green food coloring. Real key lime pie doesn't have a green color. I also used some fresh lime zest for a little extra kick. It was a very quick & easy recipe. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2008
This was very good. I used all key lime juice instead of half lime & lemon juices. I also left out the green food coloring. Real key lime pie doesn't have a green color. I also used some fresh lime zest for a little extra kick. It was a very quick & easy recipe. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
EXQUISITE! My husband is peculiar about his key lime pie and this one got a thumbs up from him. It's ridiculously simple and tastes divine. I wasn't even a fan of key lime pie till I tasted this version. Fabulous recipe...THANKS. (I used a shortbread crust...tasted perfect.) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2003
This pie was great... the second day. It needs some time for the tastes to mingle. When I served it originally it tasted pretty much like eating straight sweetened condensed milk. Save some whipped cream as topping - you won't regret it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/27/2007
Unfortunately my husband and I were not impressed with this pie. Overall the sweetened condensed milk over powered the taste of the pie. It was definitely easy to prepare and a kid friendly recipe to get them involved in. Our 5 yr old son loved it but I think it was because he was able to prepare most of the pie and was impressed with how the food coloring turned the mixture green. Next time I will definitely opt for a key lime pie recipe that is baked to help break down the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
My experience making this recipe turned into an adventure. I thought that I had a reasonable expectation that I would be able to get 8 tablespoons of juice out of 30 key limes. I prefer Persian limes believe me. Key limes are a headache. After 40 minutes of cutting seeding and prodding all the juice I could out of the critters I only had 4 tablespoons of juice. I had no other source of juice in the house and time wouldn't permit a trip to the store. So! I decided that I would use some lemon drink powder and water to make up the difference. Well of course the water foiled the effect of the condensed milk and juice combination yielding a watery filling. I decided to add 4 egg yolks and baked it for about 40 minutes at 350. The pie was just great! Since it was for company it was a breath holding experience but turned out nicely. Don't know that I would recommend doing this exactly but just thought I'd share. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2008
3 & and 1/2 stars. After reading reviews I doubled the key lime juice & was glad I did. It's good but SO SWEET. It firms up to a nice creamy sturdy consistency though especially if you pop in the freezer for a few minutes BEFORE the fridge. Not quite as good as Key Lime Pie VII but better than Key Lime Pie I. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
I made this pie for Father's Day and everybody who had some loved it the only thing I changed was that I used all lime juice instead of half lemon and half lime and made my own crust using one package of graham crackers 1/3 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar possessed and then packed down into to pie pan. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2003
This recipe has the distinct disadvantage of following the most amazing key lime restaurant pie I've ever had (Charleston's) a few weeks ago. The filling mixture is just fine but not stupendous. I printed the recipe bought the groceries and supervised and my wife and mother-in-law made the pie. My wife gave it a 6 on a 1 to 10 scale which I thought was just about right. The recipe's major advantage is ease of preparation. It's quick and easy. I prefer "real" pie crust but my wife wanted gram cracker crust (If mama ain't happy....). Still it would have been better with the real stuff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2007
Good recipe for when you are in a hurry. However it was not as good as baked Key Lime Pie. Also I did not add the food coloring due to the fact that Key Limes are yellow not green. I will make this recipe again when time is a factor. Read More
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