Phoenician's Key Lime Pie


I hope you all enjoy this Key lime pie recipe. When I moved from Lebanon to Florida in the spring of 1999, I brought my love for cooking and searched for new recipes. The famous Key lime pie was new to me. It was a friend's best dessert, and he used to buy it from Costco every time we went shopping. I tasted the pie at several places, but they were missing that wow flavor. I kept playing with the recipe and finally got the right flavor. I now live in North Bay, Ontario, where we only get Key limes twice a year, so sometimes I substitute them with fresh lime juice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 45 mins
1 9-inch pie



  • cup toasted slivered almonds

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Key Lime Filling:

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • ¾ cup cold heavy cream

  • 4 large egg yolks

  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest

  • ½ cup Key lime juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Make crust: Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely ground, then pour into a medium bowl. Add graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt. Pour in melted butter and mix until evenly moistened. Press into a 9-inch pie plate.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, 10 to 13 minutes.

  4. While crust is baking, make filling: Beat condensed milk, cream, egg yolks, and lime zest in a large bowl until well combined. Whisk in lime juice, a little at a time, to thicken custard. Pour custard into pie crust.

  5. Bake until custard is set, about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack, then cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
27g Fat
47g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 285mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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