Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Time
PREP: 30 mins
COOK: 0 MINS
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
Serves: 12

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 (10tbsp or 150ml)

Carton double cream

300ml

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 the majority of the 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 the rest of lime zest and serve.

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Key Lime Pie is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 148.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and delicious I make this often and never have a problem with it. My preference is for a ginger biscuit base and I decorate with line zest and drizzled dark chocolate. The bitter chocolate works so well with the zesty limes and zingy ginger base. A favourite with everyone!
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous & easy to make! Made this key lime pie for the first time last night and it was a big hit! Absolutely delicious and so easy to make, after reading the reviews I had an extra couple of limes on standby and added a bit more juice to thicken the mixture up as it seemed a bit runny at first and it did the trick! Will definitely make it again!
Date published: 2022-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sadly did not thicken I kept adding juice as per reviews. 7 in total and still didn't thicken
Date published: 2022-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could not get to thicken I followed the recipe to the T but could not get it to thicken to a spreadable consistency like the video. Hopefully it will set when in the fridge overnight
Date published: 2021-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant pie and so easy to make. Make this regularly, family keep requesting it, easy to make and never goers wrong.
Date published: 2021-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious and so simple to make Amazing flavour and looked so impressive but so simple to make, this will be a favourite recipe from now on.
Date published: 2021-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I had in Florida Keys This is a great go to, easy recipe which everyone loves. Have made it several times over the years and always good. People ask me for the recipe. Not fully hard set like they do in America but I prefer this one.
Date published: 2021-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from carnation key lime pie I've made this several times its absolutely delicious I've made it for family members too all wanted recipe! and so easy to make
Date published: 2021-10-30
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