4 from 3 votes
This Easy "Key" Lime Pie is deliciously light and comes together in just a few minutes of active time, using pantry ingredients and some limes!
Easy "Key" Lime Pie - Light and Fluffy!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 28 mins
 
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Myra
Ingredients
For Base
  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • or 1 storebought graham cracker pie crust
For Filling
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
For topping
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • lime zest for garnish (optional)
Instructions
For Base
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine graham crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a medium sized bowl. Press into the bottom and up sides of a 9 inch glass pie plate or similar sized tart pan. You can use your fingers or gently use a small glass. You have a bit of flexibility with the size of dish. Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant. Cool completely.
For Filling
  1. In a large bowl, whip heavy whipping cream with sugar until somewhat stiff peaks form. Be careful not to overwhip it into butter! Set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, whip condensed milk on medium speed until it appears fluffy. Slowly add freshly squeezed lime juice (this was the juice of 4 limes for me). Continue to whip until the mixture is light and well-combined. If you microwave each lime for 15 seconds before juicing you will get more juice. I don't know why, but it's true!
  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the lime mixture, being careful not to squash the fluffiness. Spread on top of cooled graham cracker crust and refrigerate at least two hours to set. This can even be made a day ahead of time.
For Topping
  1. Before serving, top with additional whipped cream (at least 1/2 cup of cream whipped with 1 teaspoon of sugar) and lime zest (optional). Enjoy! :)