Key Lime Pie

This rich and creamy Key Lime Pie has a filling made from sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and lime juice, with lime zest blended in for an extra boost of flavor. The recipe I used was adapted from one by Ann Richardson at Allrecipes, and hers was given a 5 star rating at that site.

Key Lime Pie
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
1/3 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a 9-inch pie plate, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Press over bottom and sides of pie plate. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest

Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest. Mix well; pour into graham cracker crust. Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes, until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. DO NOT BROWN! Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Garnish with lime slices and whipped cream if desired.

Prepare the crust, or if you prefer you can use a purchased 9-inch graham cracker crust.

I used a 16 ounce bag of key limes for my lime juice, and I was still a wee bit short of 3/4 cup. I had to squeeze one regular lime to add with my key lime juice to make the amount I needed for the recipe.

Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 5 - 8 minutes. Chill thoroughly and garnish as desired.

If you like Key Lime Pie you have to try this one, it is a knock-your-socks-off recipe.


  1. Pretty pie! If it has sweetened condensed milk in it, I know it will be good!

  2. I love key lime pie. It looks yummy and tangy and tart!

  3. I don't think, I have ever had a lime pie. I used to not like lime at all and I can't figure out why. Now, I know it is good so this pie must be as good as it looks.

  4. Looks delicious! I never see key limes here, I would have to use regular. :)

    Here from on the menu Monday

  5. I LOVE Key Lime pie & this does look wonderful! I'll give it a try. Your picture is gorgeous, too.

  6. Mmmm....looks good! And it's pie...so that makes it even better. ;) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  7. Key Lime pie is my fave. This recipe looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I just love Key Lime Pie and even have it on my menu for next week. Your recipe looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Yummy! I love Key Lime Pie. This one looks delicious. Love your little lime twist. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  10. Looks awesome!! I make Key Lime Pie all the time, but have never thought to put sour cream in it ... I bet that makes it super creamy!! Pinning so I can try it next time! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jade C. @ Effie's Recipe Box

  11. You're making me hungry for some good key lime pie. How does your pie compare with the one we ordered from Anita's and Kutchie's Key Lime Pie Factory. Theirs was best one we've tried thus far. Yours looks to be very appetizing also. We intend to try yours too. And we like the looks of it because your pie and Anita's pies aren't green like a lot of places have.

    thanks, Tammie