Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 mins

A 1950's style key lime pie, really only known to the Dimond family. Possibly found on the back of an eagle's evaporated milk can and originally made in ice cube trays. Some say it's too sweet; they really just don't know what heaven tastes like. Or salmonella.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Save 1/4 cup of the graham cracker crumbs and combine rest with the melted butter.
  2. Press into lightly buttered pie pan.
  3. Beat egg yolks until thick and combine with milk.
  4. Add lime juice, vanilla, and green food coloring until liking.
  5. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and gradually add sugar.
  6. Fold whites into lime mixture.
  7. Pour into pan and sprinkle remaining graham cracker crumbs on top.
  8. Freeze until firm (a few hours).


Most Helpful

Hi All, Tried this recipe today an it tasted wonderful the prep for it was quick and I will use it again, I've been looking for something to use up the limes that our trees out front have been producing (Persian Limes). This may be also a good recipe for a ice Cream style desert. It did not fill the pie shell completely, so next time I think I will double it and freeze the extra (if any) in a cup.

harlypete1 September 03, 2009

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