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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie – Just 3 simple ingredients to make this delicious, sweet, tart and creamy pie!

In the summer I usually like no bake desserts like these Avalanche cookies that are done in minutes! But some creamy and refreshing desserts that use the oven still need to be made.  Like this key lime pie recipe.  Key lime pie is one of my husband’s favorite desserts, and has been a staple in our house for years.

I have been making this easy key lime pie for years.  It only takes 3 ingredients!  You can’t get much better than that.  I have no idea where the actual recipe came from.  My husband found it about 15 years ago, and jotted it down on a post it note.  Since then it has made its way to a recipe card and now here, so we can always find it.

This recipe for key lime pie is relatively basic. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t amazing.  It doesn’t have a meringue topping or anything fancy.  But topping with homemade whipped cream is definitely a must.  We like our key lime pie tart, so the sweet cream helps balance it all out.  My favorite form of meringue is Pavlova!

Creamy Key Lime Pie from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

This key lime pie recipe is super easy to make.  You have the Graham Cracker Crust, and then the filling of the pie is 3 ingredients!  You really can’t get much simpler.  Well No Bake Kool Aid pie might be a close 2nd.

How to Make Key Lime Pie

  1. Use a large bowl so you can mix everything together well.
  2. Separate the egg whites and yolks.  You can save the egg whites or breakfast or something else later, you just don’t want any of them in your pie.
  3. Key lime juice is different that regular lime juice.  Most stores have a bottle of the key lime juice in the juice isle, so look for it there.
  4. You can use store bought or homemade graham cracker crust, both are delicious and work well!
Key Lime Pie - creamy, sweet, tart and perfect for spring

If you like key lime flavor, you are going to love this easy key lime pie!  And if you are looking for a completely no bake recipe this Key Lime Pie Ice Box cake should be on the menu. You will love the how sweet, tart and creamy it is.

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie | Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

Key Lime Pie - Just 3 simple ingredients to make this delicious, sweet, tart and creamy pie!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Pie Filling

  • 1 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup Key Lime Juice
  • 3 egg yolks

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, ,melted


  1. To make the crust: Mix sugar with cracker crumbs. Stir in the melted butter. Pour into pie plate, and press firmly against the sides. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. To make the filling: Blend everything until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, then refrigerate. To serve, top with whipped cream.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 398Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 112mgSodium 221mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 1gSugar 47gProtein 7g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Friday 3rd of March 2023

This was really good. A big win and a simple recipe. I could not find in my local stores KeyLime Juice so I researched alternatives. I used 1/4 cup lime juice & 1/4 cup lemon juice and it turned out fantastic. I'm not sure how it compares to real keylime, but for my family it was definitely a win. Thank you for posting this.


Saturday 24th of December 2022

Can I double it and if I do will the bake time double?

Susan Davies

Sunday 6th of March 2022

Could you replace the line for lemon juice?

Erin S

Monday 7th of March 2022

You can, and it will still bake just fine. Obviously the flavor will just be different.


Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

I never knew how easy key lime pie would be to make! We loved it!

Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

YUM!! I LOVE me a good key lime pie! It's my favorite!

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