key lime pie

not much can top the creamy-zingy-tangy-sweet of a key lime pie. this pie has a perfect balance of tangy-sweet. it is one of my favorite desserts for a mexican dinner. this is an easy recipe for a classic pie. look for key limes- those little 1-inch greenish-yellow ones. use a pre-made graham cracker crust and you can whip this up in no time at all-- just leave time to get it nice and cool!

key lime pie
recipe from Gourmet, adapted by rachelle

1 pound cream cheese, softened (not one package, one pound)
3/4 cup key lime juice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lime zest
1 1/4 cups sweetened whipped cream
1 graham cracker crust, baked for 10 mins and cooled
thinly sliced lime and lime zest, for garnish, as shown

in a food processor or mixer, blend cream cheese, lime juice, and condensed milk until smooth. Add zest and pulse just until combined. Pour filling into pre-baked graham cracker crust. Top with sweetened whipped cream. Arrange lime slices on top of pie. Chill pie, loosely covered, at least 6 hours and up to 1 day.


  1. Key lime pie is one of my favorites - this one looks great. Yum!

  2. i'm so glad you posted this!!! key lime is one of my all time favorites! can't wait to try it!

  3. I finally made this and it was DELICIOUS!!! We had company over the night I made it and they said they would come back anytime I wanted to make it again. Thanks for posting.

  4. i'm glad you loved it! i tried making it in those little mini-individual graham cracker crusts and they were adorable. try them for your next party!




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