Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
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Key Lime Pie

40 MIN
45 MIN
4 H




Whipped Cream



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Press into a 23-cm (9-inch) pie plate. Bake for about 10 minutes. Set aside. 


  1. In a saucepan, off the heat, mix lime juice and cornstarch with a whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan, until it thickens. Pour filling into crust. Refrigerate for about three hours or until completely cooled.

Whipped Cream

  1. In a bowl, beat all the ingredients with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. Garnish the pie with the whipped cream. 


Key Lime Pie is usually topped with whipped cream. For a lower fat pie, you can replace it with meringue.


  1. Does “off the heat” mean use a double boiler?

  2. Can't really decide what raging to give. For one, the pie is delicious but there are a few pitfalls. For one, I don't understand why there are two recipes on this website - one with the boiling method and one that you bake. I found the boiling method to be very finicky - really easy to burn of you leave it on too high. Also never managed to get my mixture to boil without burning. Then again, the recipe is so quick and the pie is so good. Best to go by trial and error if you opt for this recipe.

  3. Perfect! Very balanced and delicious. Not too sweet or too tart.

  4. I forgot to cook the crust why didn’t the recipe remind me? My husband and kids still ate it up like dogs though. 11/10 would recommend

  5. Thank you, Ricardo!

  6. I made this the other day and it turned out almost perfect. I used three limes and got 3/4 cup of lime juice with zest. The taste was still very good.

  7. Loved this recipe! I made the filling using the zest of 6 key limes, which I found a bit bitter. But besides that, the crust and filling was delectable! Would make again.

  8. Excellent!!! Easy to make, refreshing, light and an Inexpensive dessert that will please a crowd.

  9. My husband said it was perfect!!

  10. My talented cousin made it. It is the best key lime pie we've had and we live right next to the Florida Keys! Bravo!

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