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Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

This Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe is quick to make and it’s so good! Just a few basic ingredients mixed together, chill for an hour and this no-bake lime pie is ready to enjoy!

Homemade key lime pie with limes on tip sitting on a pretty floral table cloth

Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

This delicious pie can be put together in minutes and maybe that’s why I love it so much. I love a good easy recipe, and this is definitely one of the best ones! Perfect for a hot summer day – there is no need to bake desserts when you can make this classic recipe. Such an easy dessert recipe and it takes minimal effort.

I keep all of the ingredients on hand so this is my go-to when we need to bring a dessert or I want to bring a treat to a friend or neighbor.

Mix up a few basic ingredients, pour them into a prepared pie crust, and chill for an hour.

I love this one to go along with a light dinner, a summer cookout or for something sweet on St. Patrick’s Day when you need a little green.

I usually make two of these easy key lime pies at once, one to keep at home, and one to share with a neighbor, friend or to bring to an event.

They never last long and they are so refreshing and delicious, the perfect blend of sweet and tangy!

EASY Key Lime Pie Ingredients

(you could make your own homemade crust with graham crackers, but this is so much easier!)

  • 2 regular limes (for garnish)

How to make this easy Key Lime Pie with REAL Key Lime Juice 

Put the softened cream cheese in a large bowl and mix with a stand mixer or your hand mixer until creamy. Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix until combined.

Add the lime juice and the food coloring. Mix until combined.

Pour into the pie tin. Refrigerate until set, about an hour.

Garnish with lime zest and lime slices if you’d like. Yummy with some whipped cream topping on top, too!

See how easy? Since you’ve pre-bought your pie shell, this is one recipe that is really easy to make – especially if you keep all main ingredients on hand. As far as summer desserts go, I hate to use my oven – so this simple graham cracker crust classic key lime pie is my go-to. Such a yummy creamy filling and a wonderful tangy flavor it really is the best key lime pie recipe I’ve been able to make, and it’s also by far the easiest that I’ve tried.

It’s the perfect summer dessert because it’s light and refreshing and always a welcome addition to any party or BBQ dessert table. Made with just a handful of ingredients, it’s really affordable to make too!

It tastes and looks just like a traditional key lime pie straight out of south Florida or Key Largo, and no one will need to know your key lime desserts secret!

Recipe notes:

Of course this recipe is always best when made with fresh lime juice. However, bottled lime juice works as well.

You could make this more like a lemon meringue pie by using cream on tip whipped until stiff peaks form.

Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 3.34.13 PMAdditional Tips: Honey Maid Cracker Crumbs

Like I said above, we LOVE Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice – it’s so yummy, I always keep it on hand. I also love that you can order it from Amazon at a pretty competitive price!

If you are short on time, you can use these pre-made Honey Maid Grahams Pie Crusts (available at major grocery stores) OR Graham Cracker Pieyou can make your own delicious graham cracker crust using these Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crumbs to make your pie in your own pie dish.

Pie PlatesAmazon has a huge selection of pie plates.


I actually love giving baked goods as gifts and allowing the recipient the keep the dish that the gift was baked in!

And one last thing: this is a fantastic pie recipe to make to celebrating Happy Pi Day!

Next time that you are looking for pie recipes that have simple ingredients and are easy to make – I have good news! The first time that you make this pie recipe you’ll feel like you made an authentic key lime pie – but trust me, this gets the same results without all of the work!

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Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Key Lime Pie recipe is so easy and comes together so quickly. It's a great go-to recipe for those times you need a quick dessert.


  • 1 8oz. block of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • (use key lime juice if you can find it – it makes a huge difference! Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice is our favorite!)
  • 3 drops of green food coloring (optional – I usually skip this)
  • 1 prepared Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 2 regular limes (for garnish)


    Put the softened cream cheese in a bowl and mix with your hand mixer until creamy.

    Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix until combined.

    Add the lime juice and the food coloring. Mix until combined.

    Pour into the pie tin. Refrigerate until set, about an hour.

    Garnish with lime zest and lime slices if you’d like.

    Yummy with some whipped cream on top, too!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

*This is just an estimate

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  1. You can use the same recipe, but sub 3 tbsp of lemon juice for the lime and ads a tsp of vanilla to make an easy cheesecake. It pairs well with strawberry and raspberry topping.

  2. i can’t wait to make this!! I love lime (and lemon) anything!!
    I make a (cheater) 4 ingredient lime pie all summer. It was in the school fundraiser cookbook.
    I use the “creamy” cool whip and the “extra 2 slices” ready made graham cracker crust.
    I have also made with lemonade and topped with fresh raspberries.
    And used both in phyllo tarts.

  3. Mouth watering recipe. Thank you for linking with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

  4. This is right up our alley!! I’d love to reach into the fridge and pull this out.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. Pinning.

  5. I love the lemon version of this. I bet the key lime is delicious too! I’d love for you to link up your post with us Friday Favorites.

  6. I love a key lime pie, even though I’ve never made one! Thanks for sharing this at Wake Up Wednesday where I found you! 🙂

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