Key Lime Meringue Pie Made With No Condensed Milk

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Lorraine of AZ

I have this thing about canned condensed milk. Every time I look at the number of calories in the can, I just balk at using it. But I do love Key Lime Pie in spite of the fact that most recipes use the condensed milk. So I was delighted to find a recipe for this favorite without the condensed milk. It may end up having the same number of calories, but I will just feel better knowing I avoided the high-calorie milk. I have not yet tried this recipe; I am saving it for a special occasion. Note that preparation time includes cooling time.

Top Review by Doni C.

I refuse to use condensed milk too. I am going to make this for my husband tomorrow and will be using Splenda instead of sugar. I think he'll be surprised to have a dessert like this on a Monday! Thank you for the recipe!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 1-1/2 cups sugar with the cornstarch and salt in a 2-quart saucepan. Add egg yolks, lime juice and cold water. Blend well. Add butter, and gradually add boiling water.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in zest and food coloring, Remove from heat and cool 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, beat egg whites with electric mixer on number 1 speed till frothy. Add cream of tartar and whip until soft peaks form. Continue on number 4 speed, gradually adding remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  5. Pour cooled filling into pie shell. Lightly pile meringue on filling and spread to edges. Bake 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

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