Bring The Tropics Home With This Key Lime Pie Recipe

⌛ By Kaylin R. Staten

One of the most annoying things on Pinterest is when you want to find a new recipe and you have to scroll until the end of time for the ingredients and instructions.

Have no fear! I am here to give you a quick and easy key lime pie recipe with limited explanation. I just have to say this: I love lime everything and have always had an obsession with limes. (Does anyone remember the white chocolate lime Mounds bars?) I will admit, I am better with dinner items. Dessert is still a little out of my element, but this recipe is so easy that if you're not a natural baker, you can make it, too! 

Oh, and it was featured at our wedding shower, so it's special to me, too. ;) Sometimes, we all need a break from going hard with our businesses all the time!

Here's the recipe to make your own key lime pie! Who doesn't want a touch of the tropics without having to travel? 


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 ½ cups of ground graham crackers

  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar

  • 6 tbsp butter, melted

Key Lime Filling

  • 2 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk

  • ½ cup light sour cream

  • ¾ cup key lime juice (or regular limes will do!)

  • Optional: zest from 2 limes or 4 key limes


Graham Cracker Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Crush graham crackers in a Ziplock bag.

  3. Mix graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter in a small bowl.

  4. Press the crumb mixture into an 8”-9.5” pie pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool for at least 30 minutes.

Key Lime Filling

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Whisk together sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and optional lime zest in a medium bowl.

  3. Pour into the prepared graham cracker crust and bake for 10 minutes.

  4. Let pie cool before chilling for at least 3 hours.

  5. Put whipped cream, sliced limes and cinnamon on top for garnish.


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Kaylin R. Staten is an award-winning public relations practitioner and writer. She owns Hourglass Omnimedia, a consulting company based in Huntington, WV. 

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