Mimi's Fresh Key Lime Pie

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This is my mom's recipe for Key Lime Pie - she hand wrote "excellent" on it. Mimi used to make this for my DH, as it is his favorite pie. Originally from the Citrus Club, this recipe calls for fresh key limes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans condensed milk (not evaporated or canned milk)
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 34 cup fresh key lime juice (about 10-20 key limes)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest (key-lime zest, from about 5 key limes)

  • 1 pint whipping cream, whipped
  • mint leaf
  • 8 slices key limes, thin


  1. Mix condensed milk with egg yolks, key lime juice and key lime zest.
  2. Pour into graham cracker pie crust.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes in a 300 degree (F) oven.
  4. Remove pie from oven, cool about 5 minutes. Then refrigerate pie for 1 hour.
  5. Cover pie filling with whipped cream.
  6. To serve, slice pie and garnish each pie slice with 1 key lime slice and a fresh mint leaf.


Most Helpful

This is AMAZING! I have never made a key lime pie before, and I must say those little key limes can take time to juice. However, it is so worth it. My guests all exclaimed how this was the best key lime pie they have ever had in their life! Need I say more? If you are going to make key lime pie, this is the only recipe you will ever need. Thanks for posting this. Made for Potluck Tag Game.

JackieOhNo! August 27, 2009

Wonderful balance of flavors. This is a keeper. Quick and easy. Made for ZWT5.

Samantha in Ut June 05, 2009

I am disappointed as I followed the directions exactly and my pie is not cooked. I thought it would firm up in the fridge since it was only in the oven for 5 minutes. However I just got home from working an 8 hour shift and the pie is still soupy, it didn't set up as I had hoped.

sherryrose37 July 27, 2013

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