Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Time
PREP: 30 mins
COOK: 0 MINS
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
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 recipe
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

Key Lime Pie recipe step 1

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

Key Lime Pie recipe step 2

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

Key Lime Pie recipe step 3

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 4.7 out of 5 by 118.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic! I was very unsure about this! We made it and it was an instant hit. I used a food processor to help. Adding the sweetened condensed milk and cream then mixing then running the food processor and pouring in the lime juice. Tip: if it doesn't thicken add more lime (or lemon) juice and whizz up again until you get soft peaks. Ours went thick in the food processor and piled up beautifully. I was going to post a picture but...it is all gone! It's so so good! One for the family cook book! Works really well with lemons too just reduce the amount of lemons to lime. It would help if the recipe listed how many mils of lime/lemon juice was needed. Tip: hobnobs or ginger biscuits work really well for the base! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Recipe This recipe for key lime pie was so simple with great results. All the family thought it was delicious - as always with Carnation recipes!
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious when made right! So I first made this last month and it was nicknamed 'key lime soup' in my house. Runny mess. Basically you cannot leave room for error with this recipe. I re-tried it again today and it turned out perfectly, firm & delicious! So let's go back to last time, I used 4 normal sized limes instead of 5 large ones thinking it would just be less lime-y - BIG MISTAKE! The limes are what makes the filling set, I later learned, so do not underestimate the importance of enough lime juice. Today I used 7 normal sized limes and I think this is what was the game changer! If you had a fail the first time, please try again. This pie is incredible and worth learning to do right! The limes are the key...literally!
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and delicious I made this at Xmas and it was easy delicious and I’ll make it again. I’ll try it with a ginger nut base. It would be nice made in individual ramekins as well
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sublime lime This is a quick and easy dessert that is deliciously tangy with lime, tonight I made it with lemon and I think it’s even better
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab pie I made this pie for boxing day. I put lemon and lime juice in it. It was delicious. Will definitely have to make it again.
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not thicken I thought I’d try this recipe as it seemed quick and easy. I followed the instructions and ended up with a runny mess. It just would not thicken. I added more lime juice, as per the advice given to others who have experienced this and it still would not thicken. I’m annoyed about wasting the ingredients as I’m not sure what I can do with it. The base I can use for a tried and tested cheesecake recipe. Please provide the lime juice quantity in millilitres.
Date published: 2020-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to make great flavour Made the base with ginger biscuits, so easy to make with a lovely tangy fresh lime flavour. Delicious
Date published: 2020-12-19
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