Key Lime Pie

Posted on Saturday, September 25th, 2010

JPW asked me if I wanted a bag of fresh key limes from a co-worker.  I said SURE.  But then I didn’t know what I was going to make with all the key limes.  I’ve never made anything with key limes.  So I searched the internet and lovely Paula Deen came to the rescue.  This pie filling made TWO pies.  We have a lot of pie to eat.

Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Ingredients  Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Pie:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (12-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cups key lime juice 1 tablespoon key lime zest
  • 1 pint half-and-half
  • Fresh lime slices. for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs and brown sugar.
  3. Stir in melted butter.
  4. Press the mixture firmly into bottom and up sides of a 10-inch spring form pan.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes and let the crust cool completely before spreading the pie filling over it.
  6. Pie Filling In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat cream until slightly thickened.
  7. Gradually add the sugar, beating until soft peaks form.
  8. Add condensed milk and beat until stiff peaks form.
  9. Beat in lime juice, lime zest, and half-and-half.
  10. Once the mixture as reached desired flavor and consistency, gently spread pie filling over cooled crust.
  11. Cover and freeze for 4 to 6 hours or until firm.
  12. Cut into wedges and garnish with fresh lime slices, serve cold.

Quick Notes

I used two pre-made pie crusts, which was good since I wasn’t expecting it to fill two pie crusts.

Number of servings (yield): 12

Meal type: dessert

Tagged as , , + Categorized as Dessert

One Response to
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  • Suz B says: August 2nd, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I wrote down this recipe when Alena mentioned it too! I made scones this weekend instead of muffins, but plan to make them when my parents visit next weekend. Glad yall liked them too!

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