Very easy, very good, light Key lime taste that still makes you pucker. Took me a while to perfect this one. No baking, no fuss - takes me 10 or 15 minutes to make.

June
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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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  • In a large bowl, mix together condensed milk and lime juice. Fold in whipped topping and mix until smooth. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

495 calories; 26.3 g total fat; 17 mg cholesterol; 256 mg sodium. 61.5 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
I make this dish a bit differently. I pour the key lime juice and condensed milk mixture into the pie crust first (rather than mixing it with the topping). Then I mix a small container of heavy whipping cream with half a tub of whip cream and add 4 oz of cream cheese for a yummy topping. Then I add a lime twist on top for garnish. This is best if you prepare it the day before and let it set in the fridge over night. Super quick. Super easy. Always a crowd pleaser. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/26/2007
Sorry, this is NOT how you make this recipe. It takes only one 8 oz. container of whipped topping i.e Cool Whip to make this recipe correctly. 16 ozs. of filling makes enough for two pies, and is too fluffy and not near tart enough to be considered for "world's best." 1/2 cup lime juice 1 can sweetened condensed milk 8 oz. Cool Whip Thats it. Read More
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120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
I make this dish a bit differently. I pour the key lime juice and condensed milk mixture into the pie crust first (rather than mixing it with the topping). Then I mix a small container of heavy whipping cream with half a tub of whip cream and add 4 oz of cream cheese for a yummy topping. Then I add a lime twist on top for garnish. This is best if you prepare it the day before and let it set in the fridge over night. Super quick. Super easy. Always a crowd pleaser. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/26/2007
Sorry, this is NOT how you make this recipe. It takes only one 8 oz. container of whipped topping i.e Cool Whip to make this recipe correctly. 16 ozs. of filling makes enough for two pies, and is too fluffy and not near tart enough to be considered for "world's best." 1/2 cup lime juice 1 can sweetened condensed milk 8 oz. Cool Whip Thats it. Read More
(259)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
I make this dish a bit differently. I pour the key lime juice and condensed milk mixture into the pie crust first (rather than mixing it with the topping). Then I mix a small container of heavy whipping cream with half a tub of whip cream and add 4 oz of cream cheese for a yummy topping. Then I add a lime twist on top for garnish. This is best if you prepare it the day before and let it set in the fridge over night. Super quick. Super easy. Always a crowd pleaser. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2003
Variations to recipe: Use a hand mixer to blend lime juice and milk. Use the juice of 3 fresh limes for 1/2 cup of lime juice and use a few teaspoons of the zest in sweet. milk and lime juice blend. It’s a very good and light pie. For better taste, let sit a day or two. It blends the flavors well and balances the sweet/tart flavor. Juicing and zesting the limes takes a few extra minutes but well worth the reward. A MUST TRY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
This is the absolutely best key lime pie and it is so easy to make it's unbelievable. I took this pie and another key lime pie that I baked (much more complicated recipe) and all of the people that sampled the two pies picked this one hands down. Try it...you'll love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
I use this recipe all the time and I love it. I use key lime juice for it about 2 x the amount that it calls for b/c I love the tart taste. I've also decreased the whipped topping in half and added lime zest before. Instead of putting it into a full sized graham crust I use mini phyllo pastries to make individual portions (usually makes 3-4 boxes worth!) Occasionally with the left overs I add crushed strawberies or raspberries to make fruit dip. Its always the first to go in any buffet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2008
Great fast easy recipe and my family LOVES it! I have also used 8oz in place of the 16 oz whipped topping and it's still great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2005
Wow I can't believe how good this was! My husband loves key lime pie and he thought this one was great! It was a little too tart for us but we after we topped it with more cool whip it was perfect! I will definitely make again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2008
I agree with others that this pie is better with a little less whipped topping and a little more lime juice. My husband had mistakenly opened a can of Cream of Coconut which is like coconut flavored sweetened condensed milk. I made 4 pies and used it instead of one of the sweetened condensed milks. It was super. Thanks for this recipe and the other reviews which helped me to come up with my own version of this delicious pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
This recipe is great and fast to make I have been making this recipe for years. The only thing different I do is use an Oreo cookie crust. Yummmm Read More
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