St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Pie


I will warn you, if you dare put this in your mouth, you won't be able to stop! That won't be to great for your health, but I think most of you can indulge in a simple guilty pleasure such as this one. With the recipe comes a story... Once upon a time a fairy and a troll had a child they later named Leonardo, he was short and loved rainbow, gold, and green. He wants this pie! Serve with whipped cream and ice cream. Sprinkles don't hurt either!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
1 9-inch pie



  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 4 large egg yolks

  • ½ cup key lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons key lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 drops green food coloring, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Set a rack in the middle of the oven.

  2. Stir graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar together in a bowl until combined. Press the magical creation into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 10 minutes. Let crust cool on a wire rack; leave oven on.

  4. Whisk condensed milk and egg yolks together in a bowl until well combined. Add key lime juice and zest; mix well. Whisk in honey to combine. Add food coloring gradually, whisking until filling is green enough for you. Pour filling over the crust.

  5. Bake until nearly set, 16 to 18 minutes. Let cool completely on the wire rack so pie can set fully, at least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

Cook's Note:

Use slightly less lime juice if using regular limes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

328 Calories
15g Fat
44g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* 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.