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

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 142.
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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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn’t be better Lots of reviews complain of not setting. I can’t understand it. I have made this cheesecake time after time(at least 20 times) and it sets perfectly every time. Not sure what is happening to others as my lines have varied in size. Here’s to my next 20!
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Key Lime Pie Ever since I saw this recipe, I have been making it for friends and family, even made it a work onetime, so easy and a NO cooking, just softening butter in the microwave. Absolutely delicious, a winner every time.
Date published: 2021-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Very easy to make and so incredibly good, everyone loves it.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing I made this for a family bbq this bank holiday, and everyone from children to adult loved the refreshing taste of limes, so much so , I wish I had made more of them ! They all gave it 10/10 can’t say better than that !
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than US key lime pie We’ve tried a few in USA but for us this is the best!! Love twang, tang and how easy to make this! Flavour is amazing! Must make another soon
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy peasy pie I get requested to make this not only by my family but friends as well. Its so easy yo maje and loved by everyone i serve it to. Its a winner for me.
Date published: 2021-09-01
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