Key Lime Pie from fresh key limes

Key Lime Dream Pie

I am lucky to live where key limes are just 200 feet from my door. They are just one of those treasures that you can’t imagine living without once you have them in your life.  I do a lot with key limes but this is one of my favorite uses.

This recipe reminds me of being in Hawaii. I can’t say that about many dishes I have prepared, but this one just has that oh-so-right combo of sweet and fruity tart that you can’t help but imagine the tropics.

Key Limes

Key Limes


Recipe for Key Lime Dream Pie

Photo of ingredients for key lime pie

Preheat Oven: 325 degrees.


• 1- 9” ready-made graham cracker crust pie shell

• 1 cup of fresh-squeezed key lime juice or regular lime juice if key limes are not available

• 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk

• 2 large eggs

• 1 cup sour cream or 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt, if you are feeling zesty

• 2-3 Tbsp. powdered sugar

• Zest of one lime


Step 1:

In your mixer or bowl with a hand mixer, add your lime juice, condensed milk and 2 eggs. Mix on medium speed  until well blended.

Mixing ingredients for pie

Step 2:

Pour into your 9” graham crust pie shell and bake for 20 min.

Pouring mixed ingredients into a graham cracker pie shell

Step 3:

Allow to completely cool at room temperature before chilling 2-3 hours.

key lime pie shown out of the oven

Step 4:

Once chilled, combine your sour cream or plain Greek yogurt with the powdered sugar. Spread this mixture over the top of your pie.


Key lime pie finished

finish it with grated zest from 1 lime.

Slice of Key Lime Dream Pie

Chill for about 30 min; cut and enjoy!


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