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key lime pie slice with whipped cream

Key Lime Pie

  • Author: The Happier Homemaker
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


This traditional no bake key lime pie comines the perfect blend of sweetness and tart flavors that Key Lime Pie is known for! The perfect summer dessert!


Units Scale
  • 1 tbsp (about 1 packet) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tbsp sugar, divided
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • graham cracker pie shell
  • whipped cream (optional but highly recommended!)


  1. Dissolve the gelatin and lime juice over low heat in a small saucepan, set aside to cool.
  2. Beat egg yolks until a pale lemon color, then add 1/2 tbsp sugar and continue to mix until blended well.
  3. Add condensed milk and beat 2 minutes. In a separate bowl beat egg whites and 1/2 tbsp sugar until stiff.
  4. Fold together the two egg mixtures and lime mixture and pour into pie shell.
  5. Tap to release bubbles.
  6. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Serve chilled with whipped cream.


To avoid using raw eggs substitute pasteurized egg products instead. Use 3 tablespoons pasteurized egg whites for the egg whites and 1/2 cup pasteurized egg substitute for the yolks.

Keywords: key lime pie