Rating: 4.74 stars
111 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Creamy, sweet, and tart, this classic lime dessert is always a favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add melted butter and stir until evenly moistened. Press mixture into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate to form crust. Bake 10 minutes or until crust begins to brown. Cool 15 minutes on wire rack.

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  • Whisk sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and sour cream in large bowl until blended. Stir in lime peel. Pour filling into crust. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until tiny bubbles begin to form on surface of pie. Cool completely on wire rack.

  • Beat cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until stiff. Top pie with whipped cream. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Best served the same day.

Nutrition Facts

731 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 51.6g; fat 32.1g; cholesterol 99.1mg; sodium 287.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (87)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2014
Once you put the custard in the pie shell you better cook for 30 minutes. Will not be set in 10 minutes. Been making this for 42 years. Read More
(39)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2014
i wanted a simple key lime pie recipe to make quickly and saw this one. the pie had to bake for 30 minutes and really tasted like sweetened condensed milk. it also didn't hava a good lime flavor, there just wasn't enough. this pie was okay, but not anything i would make for a party Read More
(11)
111 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2014
Once you put the custard in the pie shell you better cook for 30 minutes. Will not be set in 10 minutes. Been making this for 42 years. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2013
I used fresh key limes because I have a tree in my yard, and I wanted to find the perfect recipe! This was it! Several extended family members commented that this was the best key lime pie they have ever tasted! I followed the recipe exactly as directed. Awesome! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2014
i wanted a simple key lime pie recipe to make quickly and saw this one. the pie had to bake for 30 minutes and really tasted like sweetened condensed milk. it also didn't hava a good lime flavor, there just wasn't enough. this pie was okay, but not anything i would make for a party Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2014
The BEST key lime pie recipe! I've never made it before - made it for my dad's birthday. The entire family loved it. Held it's form very well. Whipped cream was also the perfect amount of sweetness and cream! Love love love. Will never use another recipe again for key lime! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2014
my whole family loved this! i cheated because i used already-made graham crusts that were given to me by someone who bought them by accident so i was trying to think of something to use with them. this fit the bill perfectly! since i love pecans i chopped some and sprinkled them on the crust before browning in the oven. i was skeptical about the whipping cream on top but it was delicious and i look forward to making this again! if i ever make the crust from scratch i will add pecans throughout the mixture. a local restaurant here does that with their key lime pie and it's great. it gives the crust more substance. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2015
I tried this recipe for something light for summer my family LOVED it. My husband said it tasted better than anything he ever tasted. I then tried this with both lemons and oranges they were both VERY GOOD. This recipe is easy and the taste is a loop good with all three fruits. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
This was my first attempt at key lime pie, and it was a hit with my husband. I rate this recipe 5 stars! On the topping, I used more powdered sugar than the 1/4 cup, enough to get the consistency I wanted. Also, I used fresh key lime juice, which I think made it perfect. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2016
This was the first time I had made or even tasted a key lime pie. It was wonderful; too rich to eat every day but had great flavor. Rather than trying to squeeze out 2/3 cup of juice out of those tiny key limes I bought a bottle of the 100% key lime juice and I also used a Keebler graham cracker crust. Those two shortcuts made preparation a breeze without sacrificing flavor or quality. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2015
We don't like things overly sweet so we added 2 Tablespoons of lime zest instead of just 2 tsp. Also added lime zest to the whipped cream, then put more on top. Delicious. Read More
(3)