Jan’s Key Lime Pie

Jan’s Key Lime Pie

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1pie
  • About This Recipe

    “Delicious and tart this pie is very refreshing. Use only juice that specifically says “key lime” juice. Egg whites can be beaten with sugar and added to top if desired.”


  • 1graham cracker crust
  • 14ouncessweetened condensed milk
  • 3egg yolks
  • 1/2 cupkey lime juice
  • Directions

  • Combine condensed milk, egg yolks and juice and blend with mixer until smooth.
  • Pour into crust and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Let stand 10 minutes and refrigerate.
  • Reviews

  • “This was super easy to make and quick, which having 3 boys and another on the way is vital to me.I added some green food coloring, and as I didn’t have any key lime juice I just used regular lime juice.I know it’s not the same, but the kids kept asking for more and I had to force my self to stop at one slice. Very Good!”

  • “This is the recipe off of the Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Juice bottle.I was nervous making it because I had touse Homemade Sweetened Condensed MilkRecipe #14062 instead of the purchased sweetened condensed milk.But the recipe worked great. I had to bake my pie about 10 minutes longer (for a total of 25 minutes) than this recipe states.It set up well in the refrigerator for 1 day.I did not add any green food coloring to the filling.The filling turned out a very pretty lemony yellow color.”

  • “Very authentic . . . creamy and no artificial coloring, just like Nellie makes in Key West!Using KEY LIMES are the key to success for this recipe!”

  • “This was not at all like Key Lime Pie I’ve had in the past, sorry but none of us were impressed with it”

  • “Very nice, tart, limey flavor and light, creamy texture. I was really surprised at how well this turned out, because the batter with the sweetened condensed milk smelled and looked absolutely vile. The finished product didn’t look or smell a whole lot better. I was so worried that I made another dessert to take to my potluck. I almost threw this pie out without tasting it. However, the household food critic and I both liked it quite well.I highly recommend using the green food coloring.I didn’t, and the color turned out to be a beige-yellow — not very appetizing for a lime pie.”

  • “Fantastic and very easy.”

  • “We made this from the bottle and checked to see if it was posted. A really great, easy, delicious recipe. We made it in mini graham crusts, and they were perfect!”

  • “Our daughter loves to make dessert. She has presented us with many key lime pies but this is the absolute best! This is the Winner!! Simplistic & Delilcious!We Thank You!!!”

  • “i only had 2 eggs on hand, so i only used 2 egg yolks and the recipe still turned out fantastic. thanks for sharing the recipe!”

  • “Yum!I like Key Lime pie and this was the first time I ever made it.I made it for Mother’s Day and there’s no more left.*When you fill the crust with the mixture, it sits low in the shell just like the photo.I used an electric mixer to blend. Thanks for posting.”

  • “This is really good key lime pie!They used to sell Nellie & Joe’s key lime juice at Trader Joe’s but I haven’t seen it there for a while.I found some at a specialty food and wine store.The pie is so easy to make and it has that great sweet, tart taste.I used fresh whipped cream too.Loved it!Thanks for the recipe!!”

  • “This was the easiest Key Lime Pie recipe I have ever made. Because I did not have any key lime juice on hand, I used regular bottled lime juice instead. I increased the amount to 2/3 or 3/4 of a cup, and let it bake longer. The next night, I had a can of frozen lime juice concentrate in the freezer, and I used that. Both ways were excellant! One of the last times that I tried it, I was going for a “wow” factor. I broke down and bought the key lime juice, real whip cream, and a lime. I did add a little green food coloring to the pie for color. Then, I made curls out of the lime’s rind, and it got the “wow” that I wanted. Truthfully, for the expense, regular lime juice was wonderful, too.”

  • “This was really good and very refreshing!I had a bag of key limes and it took 20 of them to get enough juice for this pie.I used low-fat sweetened condensed milk and a low fat crust.I think I probably should have used a regular crust as the low-fat crust didn’t seem to hold up as well on the sides, it was good anyway.If you pair this pie with a scoop of chocolate ice cream it’s like you are eating a cold Key Lime truffle from Godiva!”

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