Florida Key Lime Pie

  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 25 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “An adopted recipe from the RecipeZaar account. I did not make any changes to the recipe that is posted,but I do use approx 2 tablespoons more lime juice when I make it…just because I love the sharp lime flavor. Please taste the mix first before you add more lime juice.”



  • 1 1/4 cupsgraham cracker crumbs
  • 2tablespoonssugar
  • 1/3 cupbutter, melted
  • Filling

  • 5largeegg yolks
  • 1/2 cuplime juice, Freshly squeezed
  • 1/3 cupsugar
  • 1/8 teaspoonsalt
  • 2tablespoonslime peel, Coarsely grated
  • 2 1/2 cupsheavy cream
  • 1smalllime, sliced(optional)
  • Directions

  • Prepare crust: Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In 9″ pie plate combine graham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar;stir in butter until blended.
  • Press mixture firmly and evenly over bottom and sides of pie plate; bake 10 minutes until browned.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Prepare filling: In top of double boiler using wire whisk,beat egg yolks,lime juice,1/3 cup sugar and salt until well blended.
  • Set over simmering water;cook about 5 minutes,stirring constantly until mixture is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon.
  • Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoons grated lime peel.
  • Refrigerate mixture about 45 minutes until cool.
  • Meanwhile,in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed,beat cream until soft peaks form.
  • Set 1 cup whipped cream aside for garnish;fold cooled lime mixture into remaining cream.
  • Spoon filling into prepared crust;refrigerate at least 2 hours until set.
  • To serve: Spoon remaining whipped cream decoratively over top of pie; sprinkle cream with remaining 1 tablespoons lime peel.
  • Garnish with lime slices,if desired.
  • Reviews

  • “This did not turn out well for me.The fault may be with my limes being too old, perhaps, but the taste was very bitter.I love Key Lime pies, but this was very disappointing.I never throw away food, particularly dessert LOL, but I actually threw this away.Too bad, since it had lots of lovely whipped cream in it!I used key limes,I didn’t zest too far (I don’t think), and just used the 1/2 c. of lime juice.My limes were about a week old, but still soft and juicy.I tried adding a sprinkling of sugar… I tried eating it with plenty of whipped cream… I couldn’t find a way to salvage it.The crust was yummy!”

  • “My first attempt at Key Lime Pie. Had about 6 recipes printed out and elected to make this one. Wow! It turned out great! Easy steps. Good instructions. Taking it tomorrow to my Spanish class pig-out session. We are supposed to bring an ethnic dish but I will tell everyone it is a Mexican Key Lime pie. They won’t know the difference. Thanks for sharing.”

  • “OK. Let me start by saying I am not a baker, etc.I’ve only made a few pies in my lifetime lol.Being from Miami, I had to make this keylime pie.It was easy to make – easier than I thought it would be. I tried to find keylimes to make the lime juice part key-lime, part regular lime but only found fresh Florida limes and used them.It was still very good… the flavor is very much like the ‘real’ stuff down here.To be honest, I don’t even own a real pie dish so used a store-bought aluminum one (sorry about the picture).If you don’t mind taking the time, this pie really is very good.”