Key Lime Pie is a classic American dessert known for its tart and creamy filling with a simple graham cracker crust. This easy version is perfect for a refreshing and delicious treat.


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup key lime juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

For the Topping (Optional):

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Lime slices or zest for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Begin with the crust: In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
  3. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.
  4. For the filling: In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and lime zest until slightly thickened.
  5. Add the sweetened condensed milk and continue to whisk until well combined.
  6. Gradually whisk in the key lime juice until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  7. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and smooth the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake the pie for 15 minutes, or until the filling is set but still slightly wobbly in the center.
  9. Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely at room temperature. Then refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or until chilled and firm.
  10. For the topping: In a medium bowl, whip the heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  11. Spread or pipe the whipped cream over the chilled pie. Garnish with lime slices or zest.
  12. Serve the key lime pie chilled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 350-400
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 6g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Additional Chilling Time: 3 hours


  • Serves: 8

Enjoy this Easy Key Lime Pie, a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors in a creamy filling, complemented by a crisp graham cracker crust. It’s a delightful dessert that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a special treat for yourself!

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