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Key Lime Pie
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Key Lime Pie

A Key lime pie made without egg yolks
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 hrs 20 mins
Total Time9 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Key Lime Pie
Servings: 8
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 1 9 inch pie crust baked (I like a gingersnap crust below)
  • 1 can 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream regular (lite might not work well)
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice or Nellie's Key Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest, halve it if you like a less tart pie
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Gingersnap Crust

  • 1 3/4 cup Gingersnap crumbs
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice and lime zest. Pour the mixture into the baked pie crust, then bake for 5 to 8 minutes. The filling should not brown. in fact, it won't look like it did anything!
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about an hour at room temperature. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • At some point during the chill time, prepare the whipped cream. Whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks just start to form, then beat in the sugar and vanilla. Pipe the whipping cream decoratively around the edges.
  • Gingersnap Crust: Mix together all ingredients. Press into a very well greased pie dish and freeze for 10 minutes. From freezer, bake 10 minute at 350. Let cool before filling and baking again.