Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

PREP: 30 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!

Light digestive biscuits


Baking spread, melted


Finely grated zest and juice of 5 large limes

Carton double cream


Lime zest

Half fat crème fraîche


*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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy I have made this a few times now and it works every time. It really is lovely. I only put the juice in of the limes not the zest. Then I put chocolate buttons around the edge.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Made this recipe and everyone loved it. So fresh packed with flavour.
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to make I've made this s few times, I was a bit worried about it thickening until I added the lime juice, tastes amazing.
Date published: 2020-06-03
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
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