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Key Lime Pie | A cool, creamy, classic spring summer dessert, fast and easy to make with fresh lime juice and a graham cracker macadamia nut crust.
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5 from 7 votes

Classic Key Lime Pie

Cool, creamy, classic key lime pie with a buttery graham cracker macadamia nut crust. Summer's not complete without one, and this recipe is no-fail!


For the Crust:

  • 9 full-sheet graham crackers (135 grams)
  • 1/2 cup (62 grams) salted macadamia nuts
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons (72 grams) unsalted butter melted

For the Filling:

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup (240 ml) key lime or lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons lime zest
  • 4 large egg yolks

To Garnish:

  • Lime zest, lime slices, macadamia nuts, and/or whipped cream as desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  • Using a food processor, pulse the graham crackers and macadamia nuts together into fine crumbs. Pour into a medium bowl, add sugar and melted butter, and stir well to combine. Press firmly across the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. (Using the bottom of a juice glass or flat measuring cup really helps pack the crumbs into a solid crust.)
  • Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant. Leave the oven on.
  • To make the pie filling, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and zest, and egg yolks. Pour mixture into warm crust.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the center is mostly set but wiggles slightly when you jostle the pie. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Once the pie is room temperature, cover it and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Garnish as desired, and store in the fridge.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 444kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 120mg, Sodium: 194mg, Potassium: 379mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 48g, Vitamin A: 505IU, Vitamin C: 9.6mg, Calcium: 256mg, Iron: 1.2mg
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