Heavenly Key Lime Pie

Heavenly Key Lime Pie Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery
This pie is wonderful with fresh or bottled Key lime juice.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 15 Minutes
Cool: 1 Hours
Chill: 1 Hours


1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
2 teaspoons Key lime zest*
1/2 cup Key lime juice
1 (9-inch) graham cracker piecrust
1 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Garnish: fresh Key lime slices*


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together condensed milk and next 3 ingredients until well blended. Pour mixture into piecrust.

2. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until pie is set. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Chill 1 hour before serving.

3. Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until soft peaks form, gradually adding powdered sugar. Top pie with whipped cream. Garnish, if desired.

*Regular lime zest and slices may be substituted.

Note: We tested with Nellie & Joe's Famous Key West Lime Juice.

Spring Creek Restaurant, Spring Creek, Florida,

Southern Living

August 2009
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