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Key Lime Pie

Easy, Breezy Key Lime Pie Recipe: Sunshine in Every Bite!


Key Lime Pie is a quintessential dessert known for its tangy flavor and creamy texture. Originating from the Florida Keys, this iconic dessert has become a favorite across the globe. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating the perfect Key Lime Pie that will tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests.

Ingredients for Key Lime Pie

To create this delightful dessert, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 3 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup key lime juice
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preparing the Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, sour cream, and lime zest. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Pour the filling into the prepared graham cracker crust, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
  4. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any spills during baking.

Baking the Pie

  1. Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes. Keep a close eye on it and remove it when tiny pinhole bubbles start to burst on the surface.
  2. The filling should be set but still slightly wobbly in the center. Avoid overbaking, as it can result in a dry pie.
  3. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool.
  4. After cooling, transfer the pie to the refrigerator to chill thoroughly for at least 1 hour.

Serving and Garnishing

  1. Once chilled, garnish the Key Lime Pie with lime slices and a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
  2. Slice the pie into portions and serve to your guests, savoring the delightful combination of tangy lime and creamy sweetness.

Tips for the Perfect Key Lime Pie

  • Use fresh key lime juice for the best flavor.
  • For added zest, incorporate extra lime zest into the filling.
  • Opt for a homemade graham cracker crust for a superior texture and taste.
  • Allow the pie to chill thoroughly before serving to enhance its firmness and flavor.


In conclusion, Key Lime Pie is a classic dessert that never fails to delight. By following this comprehensive guide, you can easily recreate this iconic treat in your own kitchen. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a sweet indulgence, Key Lime Pie is sure to satisfy. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a slice of tropical paradise!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?