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Key Lime Pie IX

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1 h 35 m servings 345 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch pie)


  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 237 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a medium bowl, blend together condensed milk, lime juice and zest. Mix in egg yolks and whole egg. Pour mixture into crust, then cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. To Make Meringue: In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Spread meringue over pie, covering completely.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Chill before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 103 Ratings

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After I made this pie, I spoke w/ a friend who grew up in Key West...This is the same recipe her grandmother taught her!! Delicious!! I used the full 1/2 cup (w/ fresh limes we brought back fr...

Most helpful critical review

the meringue needs less sugar and it wasnt that great it didnt come out that firm at all. and i even cooked it twice as long. it was good but it didnt taste home made.

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After I made this pie, I spoke w/ a friend who grew up in Key West...This is the same recipe her grandmother taught her!! Delicious!! I used the full 1/2 cup (w/ fresh limes we brought back fr...

It was wonderful! It doesn't set very well. I made it again with 1/3 lime juice, and was a lot firmer. WONDERFUL RECIPE!! It's gone quick!!

I liked this pie! So did my BBQ guests... Got many compliments! I read the reviews for this recipe before trying it and I was glad I did. I used Graham Cracker Crust III from this site as the...

This was a wonderful recipe. The first time I tried it, it didn't set very well at first. However, after being in the refrigerator all night, it held up well. The next time, I used only 1/3 cup ...

It is simply fantastic!!! The best I had. Whipped cream topping is also splendid with a little lime zest on top to garnish.

This was a really delicious pie. It didn't set quite as firm as I'd hoped, I might cut the lime juice to 1/3 cup next time.

I read the reviews and used less lime juice. It was great, but i suggest you let pie cool for about 2-3 hours before making the meringue and then cool overnight. That is the best way to get the ...

i thought this was a great pie. not too tart or too sweet. it also works equally as well substituting lemon for the lime.

This was a GREAT recipe. I cut back on the lime juice to 1/3 cup. My only suggestion is to let it cool after cooking for at least 3 hours. This will let it really set up well, and give it eno...