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Best Florida Key Lime Pie

Best Florida Key Lime Pie

With the fruity taste of lime, this delicious pie is perfect for your next family reunion. Best served with a whipped topping of your choice!















1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
cup butter
5 egg yolks
½ cup lime juice
freshly squeezed
cup sugar
teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lime zest
coarsely grated
2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
sliced, optional


Prepare crust:

Heat oven to 375℉ (190℃).

In 9 inch pie plate combine graham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoon sugar; stir in butter until blended.

Press mixture firmly and evenly over bottom and sides of pie plate; bake 10 minutes until browned. Cool completely on wire rack.

Prepare filling:

In top of double boiler using wire whisk, beat egg yolks, lime juice, ⅓ cup sugar and salt until well blended.

Set over simmering water.

Cook about 5 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon. Remove from heat.

Stir in 1 tablespoon. grated lime peel.

Refrigerate mixture about 45 minutes until cool.

Meanwhile, in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat cream until soft peaks form.

Set 1 cup whipped cream aside for garnish.

Fold cooled lime mixture into remaining cream.

Spoon filling into prepared crust.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours until set.

To serve:

Spoon remaining whipped cream decoratively over top of pie; sprinkle cream with remaining 1 tablespoon. lime peel.

Garnish with lime slices, if desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts


about 17 years

I have made this but substitute carnation evaporated Milk for the cream and it is wonderful, adjust cooking time until top becomes lightly golden then chill and serve, also I substitute Florida Key Lime Juice for the fresh squeezed lime much cheeper.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 112g (4.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 39182% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 6% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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