KISS Key Lime Pie

Bobbi Gulla


I spent 4 months the hot summer of 2010 making at least 3 pies a week to come up with the ultimate key lime pie. I call it KISS for Keep It Simple Stupid! NO ONE can screw up using this recipe. The only time I ruined it was 1 time when I fell asleep & burnt the crust. ;-)

This recipe was published on-line but I can't remember the name of the web site.

Any unskilled baker can make this recipe!!!

Some people like whipped cream on their pie [they say it cuts the tartness], so I'll include it on the recipe. But my personal taste says "eat it plain & pucker up"...


★★★★★ 1 vote
It depends on who's eating it. It disappears in my home...
10 Min


14 oz cans eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
egg yolks
3/4 c
nellie & joe's key lime juice [use this brand, it's worth it]!
1 c
heavy cream [optional for whipped cream]
vanilla to taste [optional for whipped cream]
powdered sugar to taste. optional for whipped cream
my pictures show a half batch. we ate it in <48 hours.


1Preheat oven
2Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
3Eggs [yolks only] in bowl
5Adding Accent to yolks
6Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime juice. Using "the good stuff" is a MUST! If you use regular lime juice from a green plastic lime-shaped container... What can I say, you get what you pay for. ;-)
7Pouring lime juice into bowl
8Wisking yolks, milk & juice. You can wisk it by hand [no problem] but I prefer the consistency when I use the electric mixer using the wisk attachment. I usually wisk, working speed up to high. Then I beat for 1 full minute. I don't know if I'm being ridiculous, but I spent a whole summer trying variations to get this to perfection. "Knock on wood!" I wouldn't want to jinx it... And a bit of salt over the shoulder too. hahahaha
9Ready made graham pie crust

Put mixture into crust
10Put pie into oven
11Bake @ 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Do NOT OVERCOOK!!!!! Texture gets gritty if overdone.
12Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour
13Chill in refridgerator for at least 4 hours. You can tell its done when you cut a slice and its "set". If pie falls into space where piece was, it not done. ;-)
14Cut a piece & enjoy!!!

Some people like it with my homemmade whipped cream. I prefer to eat it plain; I LIKE the tartness. To each his/her own.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Desserts, Pies, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #easy, #lime