• Chef Lisa

Key Lime Pie

Updated: Apr 26, 2021


If you liked the little key lime pie, here is the recipe for a large pie. The individual-sized pie follows.



Family-Sized Key Lime Pie

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (27 squares)

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Pie Filling Ingredients:

  • 28 oz. sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1/3 cup of sugar

  • 3/4 cup lime juice (approximately 5 large limes)

  • 1 tablespoon of lime zest

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

  • Put graham crackers into a Ziplock and use a rolling pin to crush the crackers into crumbs. (or put in a blender or food processor)

  • Add sugar to the crumbs and dump the mixture into a 8" pie pan.

  • Mix the melted butter into the the crumb and sugar mixture with your hands.

  • Press the mixture into the pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes.

Directions for Pie Filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Whisk together sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice and lime zest in a bowl.

  3. Pour into the baked crust.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes and cool completely.

  5. Chill for at least for at least 3 hours before adding the topping.

Directions for Whipped Cream Topping:

  1. Beat heavy cream until peaks form.

  2. Add sugar and vanilla.

  3. Pipe or spread on top of chilled pie.

  4. Garnish with lime slices and/or lime zest and serve.


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Individual Key Lime Pie

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (5 squares)

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoons melted butter

Pie Filling Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • 5 tablespoons of sugar

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon of lime zest

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for Crust:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  1. Put graham crackers into a Ziplock and use a rolling pin to turn the crackers into crumbs.

  2. Add sugar to the crumbs and dump the mixture into a 6” pie pan.

  3. Mix the melted butter into the the crumb and sugar mixture.

  4. Press the mixture into the pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes.

Directions for Pie Filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Whisk together sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice and lime zest in a bowl.

  3. Pour into the baked crust.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes and cool completely.

  5. Chill for at least 3 hours.

Directions for Whipped Cream Topping:

  1. Beat heavy cream until peaks form.

  2. Add sugar and vanilla.

  3. Pipe or spread on top of chilled pie.

  4. Garnish with lime slices and/or lime zest.


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