Easy Key Lime Pie

Easy Key Lime Pie - Perfect treat for spring and summer. Cool, creamy, refreshing, not too tart and not too sweet!

Easy Key Lime Pie is simply the best Key Lime pie ever! It’s the perfect dessert for spring and summer. Cool, creamy, refreshing, not too tart and not too sweet! This would be a great dessert to treat your mom on Mother’s Day.

Easy Key Lime Pie

unbaked Key Lime Pie batter poured into baked graham crust

Seriously it doesn’t get much easier than this Easy Key Lime Pie! The most time-consuming part is squeezing those little key limes. It usually takes about 17-18 key limes for me to produce 3/4 cup of juice. I beg of you to use fresh key lime juice, it makes all the difference in this pie. You ‘can’ use regular fresh lime juice or the bottled key lime juice but I can’t guarantee the taste results.

Ok, so you know the drill on preparing the graham cracker crust, right? Mix the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar until moist and combined. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and sides of the pie pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Of course, if you would like to skip this and use a premade crust go right ahead.

baked Easy Key Lime Pie garnished with whipped cream and lime zest

While the crust is baking, combine the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, key lime zest, and fresh key lime juice until smooth.

slice Easy Key Lime Pie on white plate

Bake for 10-15 minutes until tiny bubbles start to form on the surface. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

Easy Key Lime Pie - Perfect treat for spring and summer. Cool, creamy, refreshing, not too tart and not too sweet!

When ready to serve whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until it forms stiff peaks. Garnish as desired.

Easy Key Lime Pie - Perfect treat for spring and summer. Cool, creamy, refreshing, not too tart and not too sweet!

Serve and enjoy this deliciously delightful Easy Key Lime Pie!

Easy Key Lime Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Easy Key Lime Pie - A perfect treat for spring and summer. Cool, creamy, refreshing, not too tart and not too sweet!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 674 kcal
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Pie
  • 2- 14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup fresh key lime juice (about 15-20 key limes)
  • zest from 2 key limes
Whipped Cream Topping
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

  2. In a small bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Mix until combined. Press crumbs into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes at 350F degrees.

Pie
  1. In a large bowl stir together the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, key lime juice, and key lime zest until smooth. Pour into prepared crust and bake for 15 minutes, until tiny bubbles start to form on the surface.

  2. Place pie on a wire rack to cool. Once cool chill for at least 3 hours.

Whipped Cream Topping
  1. Beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spread the whipped cream on top of chilled pie as desired. Garnish with additional key lime zest.

Recipe Notes

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