Refreshing Key Lime Pie with Condensed Milk

Easy key lime pie with condensed milk and whipped cream, a gorgeous dessert with a silky filling and a crumbly biscuit crust. Serve it chilled from the fridge, and you’ve got the ultimate treat for a lovely warm day.

Overhead shoot of a white plate with a key lime pie and a fork on the side

If you like citrus desserts, my key lime pie will be just want you need. Sweet and tangy, with a great flavour and a beautiful texture, this pie is ridiculously easy to make.

A few ingredients, a bit of baking, and magic happens, a superb pie to lick your fingers clean.

If you’d rather call it a key lime cheesecake, that wouldn’t be wrong either; it certainly has the texture and shape of a traditional cheesecake.

The inly difference is that this key lime pie is baked, which I’d recommend, since it uses raw egg yolks.

Overhead shoot of a key lime pie and a half a lime

How do you make key lime pie?

It might look like a super complicated dessert, but it’s dead easy to make it.

  • start by making the biscuit/cracker base: crumble the biscuits, add the melted butter and bake for 10 minutes
  • to make the filling, beat the egg yolks until pale, add the condensed milk, lime zest and juice
  • pour the mixture over the biscuits base, and bake again for 10-12 minutes until the filling is set
  • top with grated lime zest, whipped cream, and refrigerate

I’d highly recommend chilling this pie for at least 2-3 hours before serving, it’s a lot tastier, refreshing, and just delish.

Some people prefer lemons over limes when it comes to desserts. Where lemons are a tad more acid, and have a sharper taste, limes have a more delicate sweeter taste.

I can’t really say which one l like better, but l do use lemons as well and love them.

A slice of key lime pie on a white plate

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A slice of key lime pie on a white plate
Refreshing Key Lime Pie with Condensed Milk
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
37 mins

Refreshing key lime pie with condensed milk and whipped cream, a delicious dessert with a lovely silky filling and a crumbly biscuit crust. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: summer desserts
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1901 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 300 g Hobnobs biscuits (or Graham crackers)
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • juice and zest from 4 key limes
  • 100 ml whipped cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  1. To make the base, put the biscuits into a strong plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin until you get crumbs.

  2. Melt the butter and mix well with the biscuits.

  3. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C (320 degrees Fahrenheit).

  4. Use either a 20cm loose base tart tin or 2 smaller tins and spread the biscuit mixture over the bottom of the tin, making sure you cover up the sides as well. Press firmly with the tip of your fingers or a spoon.

  5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then cool completely.

  6. To make the filling, add the egg yolks to a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale yellow and foamy.

  7. Add the condensed milk and beat again for 1 minute, then add the lime zest and juice and beat again until everything is fully incorporated.

  8. Pour the filling into the biscuit base, then put the tin back in the oven for 12 minutes until the filling is set.

  9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

  10. Beat the whipped cream with icing sugar until you get stiff peaks.

  11. Decorate the pie with whipped cream using a piping bag fitted with a nozzle of your choice.

  12. Grate some more lime zest over the pie if you like.

Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Nutrition Facts
Refreshing Key Lime Pie with Condensed Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1901 Calories from Fat 819
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 91g 140%
Saturated Fat 48g 240%
Cholesterol 505mg 168%
Sodium 1616mg 67%
Potassium 1239mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 247g 82%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 152g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 51.5%
Vitamin C 53.5%
Calcium 82.2%
Iron 45.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    Amrita Basu (Misra)
    March 31, 2017 at 3:33 am

    I love key lime pie .Your recipe us looking easy and sounding delicious .#Bloggers pit visitor

  • Reply
    April 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Wow condensed milk lime pie.. rich tasty delight

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    April 2, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I LOVE, love, L O V E key lime pie!!! It’s probably one of my favorite sweet treats. There’s nothing like it! Yum!

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    April 2, 2017 at 1:21 am

    I have never had key lime pie. My husband LOVES condensed milk. I just might have to give this one a try.

  • Reply
    Helene D'Souza
    April 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

    OMG I want this now so badly! Gotta go and get some organic limes tomorrow from some local ladies in the market to make this. =))

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    Of Goats and Greens
    April 2, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    This does look refreshing and all ready for spring!!! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    April 2, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I love anything lime or lemon and this looks so easy to make.. On my ‘must try’ list

  • Reply
    Noel Lizotte
    April 2, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    My husband’s favorite pie is Key Lime – this recipe looks like one I’ll be trying out on him! Super easy and all that lime zest has got to be good stuff!

  • Reply
    April 2, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    This Key lime pie sounds amazing. I don’t know that I’ve had one in a long long time but I really love limes so I’m sure this is delicious.

  • Reply
    April 2, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Being from Miami, key limes are a staple. I love the tang and the sweetened condensed milk gives just the right sweetness.

  • Reply
    April 3, 2017 at 1:15 am

    This is gorgeous key lime pie. Sure it is delicious too. I need to try it. as you used condensed milk. I like it as it is perfect balance between the sweet and sourness.

  • Reply
    Adriana Lopez Martn
    April 3, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Classic dessert just love it! My mom taught me how to make the key lime pie and and I have been making it for years. Thanks for reminding me of this beautiful dessert.

  • Reply
    Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    April 3, 2017 at 4:45 am

    I love key lime pie and yours have come out so perfectly. Also love that your recipe is so simple to make. Love using condensed milk in desserts.

  • Reply
    Molly Kumar
    April 3, 2017 at 7:41 am

    This is such a cool recipe and I love the addition of condensed milk. I do bake with condensed milk but have never used it in pies and bookmarking your recipe to try soon. The pie looks gorgeous šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    April 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Doesn’t condensed milk make everything yummy? I practically had condensed milk running in my blood as a child!! Seriously, this key lime pie looks scrumptious!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      April 3, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      Oh yes, l tend to eat it with a spooon before l start baking, so hard to resist ?

  • Reply
    Byron Thomas
    April 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Oh you just made me very happy! I absolutely love key lime pie, but I’ve never made my own. I had key lime pie at Hemingway’s once in Florida and nothing has compared since. I’ll try this one and fingers crossed. LOL

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    Jennifer A Stewart
    April 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I love key lime pie and using the sweetened condensed milk rounds out the sweetness against the tart of the lime. Plus it makes it super easy!!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      April 3, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you! Indeed, l find the condensed milk a bit too sweet, so the lime does balance its sweetness.

  • Reply
    April 4, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Citrus flavored pies are THE best for welcoming the spring. Am I right?! šŸ™‚ This lime pie looks absolutely amazing Daniela. The crust is just beautiful and the filling with whipped cream … omg YES! Super easy and delicious.

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