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Key Lime Pie with Whipped Cream and Lime Zest

Key Lime Pie is made in a graham cracker crust and garnished with whipped cream and lime zest; the perfect summer pie!
Course Pastry and Pie
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Wait Time 1 minute
Total Time 41 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 466kcal
Author Creative Culinary


For the crust

  • 11 rectangular graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the Filling

  • 1 14- ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp key lime zest
  • ½ cup fresh key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

For the topping

  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar


  • Lime zest


  • Make the crust
  • Place rack in the center of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  • Pulse graham crackers, sugar, and salt in a food processor until fine crumbs form. With the motor running, drizzle in melted butter and process until well-combined. Transfer mixture to pie pan and press into bottom and up sides with a flat-bottomed measuring cup.
  • Bake crust until golden brown and set, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
  • Make the Filling
  • Whisk condensed milk and yolks together in a large bowl. Add lime and lemon juices and whisk until well-combined (mixture will thicken slightly).
  • Pour filling into crust and bake until center is just set, about 15 minutes. Transfer pie to a wire rack and let cool completely (filling will set as it cools), about 1 hour. Transfer to refrigerator and chill until cold, at least 1 hour.
  • Make the Whipped Cream
  • When ready to serve, whip cream with a whisk or electric mixer to very soft peaks. Sprinkle powdered sugar over cream and continue whipping until it holds stiff peaks.
  • Dollop or pipe whipped cream around edges and garnish with lime zest.


Pie (without whipped cream topping) can be made, loosely covered, and chilled for up to 2 days.


Serving: 18 | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 155mg | Sugar: 43g