Key Lime Pie


Refreshing and easy to make key lime pie, everyone's favorite pie! Perfect balanced sweet and sour is made possible by adding sweet condensed milk, lovely!

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Key lime pie
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-05-01, this recipe is for 12 people and takes 40 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 24-03-2021

40 minutes 12 people Desserts
Key lime pie


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  • 1 package of tea biscuits (200 gram - about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100 gram butter (1/2 cup)
  • 4 limes (juice and zest)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
Key lime pie ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Pie form
  • Silicone kitchen brush
  • Food processor or rolling-pin
  • Stand mixer or handmixer with the whisk attachment
  • Extra bowl
  • Spatula
  • Zester
  • Hand juicer

Key Lime Pie

40 minutes 12 people Desserts

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Preparing the pie crust -- 10 minutes

note: 6 eggs pictured, you only need 4.

Brush the pie form with butter and set aside. Crush the tea biscuits with a rolling pin or use your food processor to do the work for you. Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the cookie crumbs.

Melt the butter and mix it into the biscuits crumbs. Divide the mixture evenly over the bottom and sides of the pie form, pressing it down using your hands. Place in the refrigerator until the crust is firm enough.

Create the lime zest and squeeze out the juice of all the limes. Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit.  

Key lime pie
Key lime pie

Baking the key lime pie -- 30 minutes + waiting time

Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and set them aside. Whisk the egg yolks for a few minutes, until they look white and then add the sweetened condensed milk. Also, add the lime juice and zest, but safe a little lime zest for garnish later on.

Carefully fold in the beaten egg whites and make sure you got a smooth mixture and carefully pour the mixture onto the cookie crumbs crust. Place the key lime pie in the centre of your oven for about 20 minutes.

Let the pie cool off completely and refrigerate for the best result. Garnish with whipped cream or beaten egg whites and lime zest.

This pie can be made easily a few days before you would like to serve it because it can be refrigerated for up to 3 days!

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