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Easy Creamy Key Lime Pie Recipe

Creamy Key Lime Pie is so easy your friends will think you spent all day in the kitchen making it.  The pie crust is a simple graham cracker crust with a no-bake easy and creamy filling.  The taste will send you on a mini-vacay to the Florida Keys where you can enjoy a Key West favorite.  A creamy Key Lime Pie.  Make mini Creamy Key Lime pies for appetizers. 

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SIS Tip (Simple is Smart) tip

When you store the pie in the refrigerator cover the pie by lightly spraying some plastic wrap with non-stick cooking spray and cover the pie. The spray keeps the plastic wrap from sticking to the pie.

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What Goes Into the Key Lime Pie?

This pie is amazingly simple.   

For the Crust:

Crushed Graham crackers, sugar, and butter.  You will also need a 9-inch pie plate. 

For the Pie:

Key lime juice:  Fresh Key Limes are hard to find.  I purchase the Key Lime Juice in a bottle.  Once the bottle is opened you want to use it up within a week. 

Whipping cream, cream cheese, sugar, sweetened condensed milk,  and key lime slices for decoration. 

Make the Graham Cracker Crust:

Crush up enough Graham Cracker to make 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.

Add 6 tbsp melted butter and 1/3 cup white sugar. 

Mix and press the moistened crumbs into the pie plate.  

Bake for 10 minutes at 350 and set aside to cool completely.   

Make the Key Lime Pie Filling:

Whip the heavy cream and the vanilla in a bowl until you have stiff peaks.  Put the whipped cream in the fridge.  Use a hand mixer to make the filling.

Whip the cream cheese until smooth.  Then add the sweetened condensed milk while mixing on low. 

Fold in the whipped cream that you set aside and mix in.  Slowly add the key lime juice while mixing in on medium-low speed.  The pie will thicken as you add the juice.  

Pour the filling into the cooled pie crust and refrigerate for two hours or longer before serving. 

Top with fresh whipped cream and garnish with a lime slice and some lime zest. 

Refrigerate for 3-5 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to two months.   Defrost overnight in the fridge.  Top with the whipped cream and lime garnish just before serving. 

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key Lime Pie

Creamy Key Lime Pie

Creamy Key Lime Pie is creamy with the delicious tartness of key lime juice. The filling is an easy no-bake filling in a graham cracker crust.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
chilling time 2 hours.: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy dessert, easy, key lime
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 378kcal


  • 1 9-inch pie plate
  • This page contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click a link, I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you


Graham Cracker Crust

  • cup graham cracker crumbs (170g)
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • cup Granulated sugar.

Pie Filling

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream(160ml)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 10 ounces softened cream cheese (227g)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • cup Key Lime Juice
  • cups Fresh Whipped Cream for serving
  • 1 lime slice for garnish.
  • lime zest for garnish


Graham Cracker Crust

  • Preheat oven o 350°F (170°C)
  • Crush enough graham crackers to make 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs.
  • In a medium bowl, add the sugar to the graham cracker crumbs and mix in.
  • Melt the butter and add to the crumbs. Stir until all the crumbs are moistened.
  • Add the crumbs to the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Flatten the crumbs with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F (170°C) let the pie crust cool completely before filling the pie.

Key Lime Pie Filling

  • Whip the heavy cream and vanilla in a bowl with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate.
  • Whip the cream cheese with a hand mixer or stand mixer until smooth. Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix on medium-low until smooth and incorporated. Scrape the bowl.
  • Fold in the whipping cream or mix it in at the lowest mixer speed.
  • Slowly add the Key Lime Juice. Scrape the bowl and mix for 30 more seconds.
  • Add the filling to the cooled graham cracker pie shell.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours. Top with the fresh whipped cream and garnish with a lime slice and some lime zest.
  • Refrigerate covered for 3-5 days. Freeze for up to 2 months in an airtight container.
  • SIS Tip (Simple is Smart) tip for covering the pie in the refrigerator. Lightly spray some plastic wrap with non-stick cooking spray and cover the pie. The spray keeps the plastic wrap from sticking to the pie.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Anonymous

    Even easier – FROZEN Key Lime Pie:

    1 prepared graham cracker pie crust (remove label & wash plastic cover)
    1 can chilled Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
    1/2 C. Key Lime juice (we use Nellie & Joe’s in a bottle – keeps in frig a very long time)
    Mix well. We think a few drops of green food coloring make it taste more “limey” (a mental thing, right? LOL)
    Whip 1/2 Pint dairy cream – remember those little 1/2 pint cartons of milk in school?
    Fold whipped cream in gently. (Cool Whip does not work. Too sweet)
    Pour into pie crust
    Turn plastic pie pan cover upright so it’s a dome. Crimp edges.
    Freeze. Pull out of freezer for unexpected company or take to a potluck & don’t worry about your pie dish

    We LOVE it “Limey”
    This recipe came from a magazine column where people wrote in for restaurant recipes

    1. Doctor Jo

      Thank you, your recipe looks yummy.

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