Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

PREP: 30 mins
COOK: 0 MINS
Quite Easy
Serves: 10

This is our version of the classic American Key Lime Pie, which traditionally uses limes from the Florida Keys and has a crumbly biscuit base. Don’t worry though – you can use any kind of lime for our easy Key Lime Pie recipe! The sweetness of Carnation Condensed Milk balanced with zingy limes is sure to tempt the taste buds.

Key Lime Pie
Gorgeous! I have made this several times and everyone is really amazed when I tell them how easy it is to make!
Jayne

Light digestive biscuits

250g

Baking spread, melted

85g

Finely grated zest and juice of 5 large limes

Carton double cream

300ml

Lime zest

Half fat crème fraîche

85g

*Recipe is based on 70% fat buttery baking spread.

You will also need...

23cm (9in) round, fluted, loose-bottomed tart tin.

Step 1 of 4

Watch our quick recipe video to see how easy it is to make our Key Lime Pie!

Step 2 of 4

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Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted baking spread in a bowl and press the crumbs into the base and up the sides of the tin. Chill for ten minutes.

Step 3 of 4

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Using a balloon whisk, mix the condensed milk and cream until combined, then add the lime juice and zest (it will thicken!). Pour onto your biscuit base and chill for at least 1-2 hours.

This Key Lime Pie recipe can also be made with lemons – replace the five limes with four lemons for a lovely fresh twist. Or, try gingernut biscuits in the base they go beautifully with the tangy lime.

Step 4 of 4

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Remove the pie from the tin and place on a serving plate. As the perfect finishing touch to your key lime recipe, decorate with the spoonfuls of crème fraiche and lime zest and serve.

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Key Lime Pie is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 79.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Millionaire Shortbread I used to make this years ago, it's my favourite. I used to boil the condensed milk up whilst in the can. Can I suggest, the person who did the strawberry mix perhaps should have put some gelatine in it to hold the mixture.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably the best Key Lime Pie in the world! I decided to make this for my partner' who absolutely loves Key Lime Pie. I had never made this recipe before but after watching the video it looked relatively simple and straightforward so I decided to give it a go and make it for my partners birthday. I followed the recipe exactly, using 5 limes, and I also made it the night before to give it a chance to set. Needless to say it set perfectly and tasted amazing, really tangy which cut through the richness of the Carnation Condensed milk and cream. My partner said that it was delicious and it was the best Key Lime Pie that he had ever tasted! I also thought that it tasted amazing and will definitely be making it more often from now on as a treat for my partner!
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family favourite Made both lime and lemon versions family really love the lemon one, very easy recipe to follow much better than others.
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from first timer key lime pie i made this for the very first time today and eveyone loved it !!im over the moon wished I'd tried it before
Date published: 2020-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and easy and always a favoirite Love this key lime pie, simply and quick to make... To make it a little more indulgent I uses double chocolate digestives for the base.
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My signature dish I have made this so many times that I thought I would be clever and make some changes. BIG MISTAKE!! I decided to purée strawberries to mix in instead of lime juice and while the flavour was absolutely delicious and the colour was good, the mixture just wouldn’t thicken enough. I wanted to put sliced strawberries on top as a decoration but they would have sunk. I put it in the fridge but it still wouldn’t set. Please can you advise is there something in the lime juice that causes it to thicken as I have never had problems before
Date published: 2020-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was a little concerned, but this was fabulous I have tried to make this before, but brought store own evap milk instead of coronation milk, and it was a disaster, really runny. I tried this recipe and whisked the cream first. Then added the milk and finally the limes. I was concerned as although it did thicken up, it could still be poured to a degree from the bowl, something that does not happen when i make non baked cheesecake. However, it firmed up in the fridge and was absolutely perfect. The coronation was a perfect balance to the sharpness of the limes and is now a favorite of my family. Thank you for this recipe!
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipe Absolutely delicious, made many times for family and friends. Hoping to make it for christmas, but need to know if this can be frozen, to lighten the load at christmas?
Date published: 2019-12-16
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