Key Lime Pie

key lime pie

Spring is here and I can’t think of a better dessert to have then a tart Key Lime Pie.  The graham cracker crust is filled with a silky, creamy lime filling that is bright and fresh.  The lime zest incorporated  into the filling and sprinkled on top of the pie adds an extra pop of flavor, color and fresh lime aroma.  The pie is topped with sweeten whipped cream to help cut the tartness.   I think this pie is great for a beautiful spring brunch and would be great for Easter.   I plan on making this recipe through the summer months.   It’s easy to make; the hard part is waiting for the pie to chill and set up before you devour it!

key lime pie


key lime pie step by step photos

I use a measuring cup to help shape the graham cracker crumbs into the pie pan. The pictures from left to right show the crust and pie before and after baking.

key lime pie

I love the pale yellow color and specks of lime zest. Happy Spring!!


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  1. Julia {The Roasted Root} says:

    I just recently bought a tart mold and have been dreaming up uses for it, so your recipe turned on a light in my brain! Your instructions make it sound somewhat simple and from the looks of it, your pie is creamy, zesty and sweet! Would love a slice. Happy Easter!

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    Kay, Ambika, Geez Louise: Thank you!!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root}: This was actually the first time I’ve used my tart mold! I’ve had it tucked away for years! I love it for this because you can easily remove the pie from the pan vs. using a pie pan. Hope you had a great Easter!

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  3. techkim says:

    Thanks for posting this. I made it last night and we had it today for lunch. SO good. I did half the key lime juice. Perfect.

  4. dixiechef says:

    One question, your photo looks like the bottom of the tart pan was removed along with the sides. Does it slide off the bottom easily? 1 cup lime juice, 1/2 cup if using key limes?
    Many thanks

  5. kitchenrunway says:

    techkim: Thank you for trying the recipe. I’m glad that you enjoyed it!

    Daniela: Oh, it would be perfect for your Caribbean themed Birthday Party! Take care and Happy Birthday!

    Dixiechef: Yes, I removed the pie from the tart pan. My pan has a removeable bottom so it slides off pretty easy with the help of a spatula. Yes, 1 cup lime juice or 1/2 c key lime juice. I’ve made it both ways. There will be more filling with the lime juice vs. the key lime. Key limes are tarter than the limes so if you use a full full it will be very tart. You may need to add more condense milk to mellow it out, but if you love tart… it may be just right. Take care and thank you for visiting the blog! Have a great day!

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