Brighten up your dessert table with the tangy flavors in this Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe! One bite of this mouthwatering dessert will have everyone begging for the recipe.
The best desserts are sometimes the simplest and this Easy Key Lime Pie recipe definitely fits in that category. It's bright, tangy flavor is a perfect ending to any meal and tastes great any time of year!
One bite of this and you will see why this pie is my go-to dessert.
The fact that it's made with pantry staples, is free of most allergens and comes together quickly just seals the deal.
Now if that hasn't convinced you to make it, I don't know what will.
Don't let the fact that this is a pie scare you away! The beauty of this easy recipe is the short ingredient list.
- graham cracker crust
- key lime juice
- sweetened condensed milk
- sour cream
BOOM. That's it!
Some of my favorite recipes only use a handful of ingredients and this pie has long been one of my go-to sweet treats.
You won't believe how quickly this recipe comes together. It is out of the oven by the time the dishes are done!
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350. Get your graham cracker crust (either purchased or make your own) and set aside
Step 2: Place sweetened condensed milk and sour cream in a large bowl, whisk until combined.
Step 3: Add key lime juice and whisk until fully incorporated.
Step 4: Zest lime and add to filling. Stir to combine.
Step 5: Pour filling into prepared crust.
Step 6: Bake for 5 minutes or until little pinholes show on top.
Step 7: Remove from oven and cool.
Step 8: Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
The key lime is smaller and seedier than that of the regular lime that is found in the grocery store. Plus it's higher in acidity giving this luscious pie its distinct flavor. Each bite of this Easy Key Lime Pie has just enough tang to make your lips pucker and make you immediately dive in for more.
Even though there aren't any eggs in this pie, you still need to give it a quick spin in the oven. But only for 5-6 minutes or until you see tiny pinholes in the top of the pie.
By the time I have the bowl cleaned up from mixing the batter, the pie is ready to come out of the oven.
It's easy to make it GF if needed! Simply use gluten-free graham crackers to make the crust, Pamela's is one of my favorites!
Time Saving Tips
Those tiny key limes are adorable, but who wants to spend the time squeezing 50 of them to get enough key lime juice? I pick up a bottle of key lime juice at the store and save myself some time!
Nellie and Joe's Key Lime Juice is always one of my go-to products and can easily be found in most grocery stores.
Plus having the juice on hand makes for an easy last-minute dessert.
We usually have graham crackers on hand and make our own graham cracker crust, but if you don’t, buy a pre-made graham cracker crust when you’re grabbing that bottled key lime juice.
Winter, spring summer or fall you can never go wrong with this Easy Key Lime Pie recipe
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime rind in a medium bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined and pour into graham cracker crust.
- Bake for 5 to 8 minutes until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. Be careful to not over bake.
- Chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
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Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g
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