My great-grandmother owned a house in the Florida Keys, which began my family’s love affair with key lime pie. We order it every time it’s on the menu. However, no restaurant’s pie has come even close to this recipe.

There is nothing quite like this tangy, sweet, and refreshing dessert. It makes me feel like I’m on the beach every time I take a bite.

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So, grab a bikini, a generous slice of pie, and enjoy.

5-Ingredient Key Lime Pie

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:35 minutes
  • Total Time:45 minutes
  • Servings:8 servings
  • Medium


  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup key lime juice
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Step 2

    Mix together graham crackers, brown sugar, and melted butter with a fork until moist.

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  • Step 3

    Press mixture into a pie pan and bake for 10 minutes.

    #SpoonTip: Use your measuring cup to evenly press the graham cracker crust into the pie pan.

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  • Step 4

    Mix sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice together.

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  • Step 5

    Pour mixture into the baked crust.

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  • Step 6

    Reset oven to 325°F.

  • Step 7

    Bake for 25 minutes. At which point, the middle should be set (aka not super wiggly).

    #SpoonTip: If you have time, let it cool and refrigerate for 8 hours. 

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  • Step 8

    Serve with whipped cream, and enjoy.

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