Yield: 8 servings

Key Lime Pie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 42 minutes

There's no pie like Key Lime Pie when it comes to summer desserts! With a homemade graham cracker crust and fresh squeezed juice from real key limes, this Key Lime Pie recipe is the only one you'll ever need.


For the crust:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon key lime zest
  • ½ cup key lime juice (juice of 4-5 limes)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract



    1. Preheat oven to 325℉.
    2. In a food processor, pulse graham crackers (about 11 full size crackers) to make 1 ½ cups.  Combine the graham cracker crumbs and the granulated sugar.  Add the melted butter and stir until combined. 
    3. Using your spoon or your hands, firmly press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate, starting with the sides. 
    4. Bake crust for 7 minutes.  After baking, remove the pie plate from the oven and increase the temperature to 350℉.
    5. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with a mixer until smooth.  Add egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Add lime zest, juice and vanilla extract. 
    6. Pour filling over the hot crust and return to the oven to bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. 
    7. The filling should jiggle slightly in the center when shaken.  It should be firm to the touch, but should not be brown.  It will continue to solidify as it cools. 
    8. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours or until ready to serve.
    9. Garnish with lime slices, lime zest and whipped cream.


  • Key limes are hard to find, if using regular limes, find plump juicy limes (you'll need about 4-5 limes)
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 525Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 1gSugar: 54gProtein: 11g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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