The Key to The Perfect Key Lime Pie!

The Key To A Perfect Key Lime Pie

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen31 Comments

Last week I was grocery shopping and noticed that Key Limes were on sale. Maybe that isn’t something in general that you might notice, but for a Key Lime aficionado like me this is cause to celebrate. I live in the grand state of Arizona where we are taught as young school children the 5 C’S of our state. In no particular order those 5 C’s are; copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. We already wrote a cattle blog post on Jenerally informed , so now it’s time to turn our attention to citrus.

Speaking of Key Limes, I discovered that I could pick up 20 of them last week for a buck! I was so excited I almost squealed in the store. Luckily I stopped myself, because a woman squealing in the middle of the produce department while tightly holding onto Key Limes is something that might qualify under “See something, say something!” I did however celebrate extravagantly at home as I made my preparations for concocting the BEST Key Lime pie recipe EVER!! That was a lot of caps and exclamation points, but one taste of this pie and you too will be a grammatical mess!

Hold onto your hats, because this recipe is going to knock you off your seat when you see how easy and delicious it is to make!

The BEST and Most Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe EVER!

Rating: 51

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 1 Pie

Serving Size: 6 to 8 slices

The BEST and Most Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe EVER!


  • 1/2 cup Key Lime Juice
  • 14 oz. Sweetened and Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • Whipped Cream Topping


  1. Squeeze approximately 20 Key Limes to collect necessary juice. The fresh juice really is the key to a great tasting pie.
  2. Combine Key Lime Juice, Sweetened and Condensed Milk and Sour Cream.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Pour into graham cracker crust.
  5. Let set in a refrigerator for at least one hour.
  6. Top with whipped cream and Key Lime slices or zest!

Can’t you just taste it now?

Actually, I wish I  could have tasted it more than just the few licks I got off the spoon, but sadly I made the unfortunate choice of leaving this pie unattended with my family while I went off to a meeting last night. I guess if the scraped clean pie plate is any indicator of how good it is, well then this one is a winner!

Since making another pie takes only a few minutes, I will utilize my “do over” tomorrow and eat ALL the pie while the children and Jen’s Guy are at school and work.

If you liked this recipe, make sure to check out my recipe for Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream!



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      See I knew we liked one another for a reason! So many people think of it as a summer treat, but I think something that good should be enjoyed as often as possible :) Especially when the fruit is plentiful!
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  1. I once made a Key Lime Pie from scratch, like everything from the crust to the whipped topping. It was the most delicious baking fail I every made. So delicious I had to share it on my blog as well :)

    I see you use sour cream instead of egg yolks….sounds so much easier. I like easy. I think I will use your recipe when I get the courage to attempt to bake another Key Lime Pie.

    Thanks for sharing!!
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  2. That’s an insane deal!! I can’t even imagine. So here’s my key lime story. I’m not key lime pie person. At least I wasn’t. Then I went to Key West, where it was supposedly invented. And every place there tells you they have the BEST slice of pie in town. The original. And they will make sure that you know that. So basically you get free pie.
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    I like that story. Yet another reason why I really need to visit Florida. Sign me up for free pie! Yes please. In case you are worried, I promise that I would be a very wise and judicious judge at each restaurant. Even asking for multiple slices to help confirm my findings….. I am thorough like that :)
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  5. I love Key Lime Pie, but I’ve never made it. I think I need to try this recipe!!! Thank you so much for linking up to the Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party.

  6. Hi Jenn, you make this sound so yummy and the pictures are tempting too! How sneaky of you to keep a whole one for yourself. (I’d probably do the same thing too). :-)
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  7. Hi Jen, loving the image I have in my head of a crazy lady clutching limes. I’ll have to make sure I can find that unicorn close by and I recon we could go viral, although our families will be mortified!

    I have heard of key lime pie but had no idea what it was. I’m guessing that key limes is just a type of lime (I am still waiting for the caffeine to kick in, so bare with me!).

    We get an abundance of oranges and lemons, but limes are hard to come by and when they can be found they are very expensive (wonder why they aren’t grown locally?). Anything with condensed milk sounds good to me, but I wonder if it would work with lemons instead?

    Something I may just have to try.

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      Yes I wonder why limes aren’t grown there. I guess that Key Limes are supposed to be something that is a specialty of a particular region in Florida, but I know they can be grown elsewhere too. Maybe that should be your million dollar idea. Start a Key Lime orchard and retire early :)

      So with all of the lemons have you ever made a lemon cream pie? Oh I love those about as much as Key Lime Pie! Someday I am going to need to share the family recipe with you for orange celestial rolls. Divine!!
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