Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

I found this AMAZING pie on another website some weeks ago when I was looking for a good key lime pie recipe that did not include a meringue topping (my fiance doesn't care for it). According to that site, this is the key lime pie served at the famous Catahoula's restaurant in Louisiana. Normally I am not a big fan of key lime pie, but this one is a winner! I'm including the recipe for the crust if you want to make your own; I simply used a store-bought prepared graham cracker crust, and it worked just fine. For a pretty presentation, pipe whipped cream around the edges of the pie, and garnish with fresh lime zest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare crust: Thoroughly mix all ingredients. Press into bottom and sides of a 10" pie tin with fingertips. Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching carefully to avoid letting the crust burn. Remove from oven.
  3. For the filling: Combine filling ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy (I used my Bullet mixer for this and it worked wonderfully). Pour into pie crust.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until firm.
  5. Remove and let cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with whipped cream and fresh lime zest.
Most Helpful

I thought I rated this, somehow it slipped by me. It's one of the best key limes pie we've had. My DH really enjoyed it too, which was shocking, because he is a very picky eater. Thanks for a great recipe!

FOREVER YOUNG June 19, 2009

Wonderful thanks Lynne. a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness and total simplicity to make. Aussies take note-I bought two 20cm Pampas shortcrust pie cases (from the freezer section) and this full mix filled them exactly. A half mix would be easy to make to just fill one. Each of these smaller pies took 20 minutes (in a 160c fan-forced oven) to cook. I don't enjoy making desserts, so am always on the look out for recipes that give me fast, easy, delicious results and this is definately a great find.

JustJanS April 26, 2009

After such a strong recommendation by Bluemoon, I just had to come check this out. I'm so glad that I did! This is a very delicious lime pie. It's fresh and light. I wish I had gotten a photo of it because it looked so pretty with the whipped cream and lime zest on top. I used Kit's Light-As-A-Cloud Whipped Cream for the topping and it was just right. I will be making this many times and it is going in my tried and true cookbook. Made and Reviewed for PRMR - Thanks! :)

LilPinkieJ March 10, 2009