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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

March 14th is the day we mark as #PiDay (3.14). To celebrate #PiDay, I made Key Lime Pie. I selected this pie for a number of reasons. I’m hosting a Lego Movie challenge with #FoodNFlix and the pies from Lego sets are typically cream pies. I also looked at pies from Disney and Key Lime stood out as this is popular in Florida. Lastly, I absolutely LOVE Key Lime Pie.

Key Lime Pie Recipe

The pie is actually quite simple to make. To make the graham cracker crust, crumble the graham crackers in a food processor. Add the sugar and melted butter and process until combined. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate. Bake the crust for 8 minutes. While the crust is baking, whisk the sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice together. Pour into the pie crust. Last, using a stand mixer, whisk the egg whites and cream of tarter together. Slowly add the sugar until soft peaks form. Using a spatula, spread the meringue over the pie filling and bake.

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 50 minutes

Tangy and refreshing Key Lime Pie perfect for your spring celebrations, including Pi Day!


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 5 ½ oz. (1 packet) graham crackers, crushed
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar

Key Lime Pie Filling

  • 2 (14 oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Key Lime juice

Meringue Topping

  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tarter
  • 2 tbsp. sugar


Graham Cracker Crust

  1. Crush graham crackers in food processor. Add sugar and melted butter and pulse until completely combined.
  2. Firmly press crumb mixture evenly in the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Bake crust at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

Key Lime Pie Filling

  1. Whisk together sweetened condensed milk and Key Lime juice until combined. Pour into baked crust.

Meringue Topping

  1. Beat egg whites and cream of tarter at high speed with electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar gradually, 1 tbsp. at a time, beating until sugar dissolves and soft peaks form. This should take about 4 minutes.
  2. Spread meringue over key lime pie filling.
  3. Bake at 325 for 25 to 28 minutes. Chill 8 hours. Store in the refrigerator. 


Adapted from Southern Living Our Readers Top Rated Recipes book

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

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  1. This is a favorite pie of mine! I love the tangy + sweet combination!

  2. Ashley Marie Lecker says:

    I love meringue topping on my key lime versus whipped cream. I had it served that way to me in Key West and it was my all-time favorite!

  3. wendyklik says:

    That is a delicious looking pie.

  4. This sounds amazing! I have a potluck coming up and this pie would be perfect.

  5. I love key limes! Can’t wait to try this pie!

  6. I love key lime pie but had yet to try making one myself because I have a hard time finding key limes!

  7. Kallee says:

    Key lime pie is one of my favorites. It reminds me of when my daughter was little and I would finally get her bed and enjoy a slice.

  8. Cindy Kerschner says:

    I love key lime pie. The meringue twist sounds wonderful!

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