This easy key lime pie recipe, garnished with pretty swirls of whipped topping, is a simple yet showy make-ahead dessert. Simply prepare before guests arrive, pop it in the fridge, and grab it when you're ready to slice and serve.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Whipped Key Lime Pie

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Directions

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  • Prepare Graham Cracker Crust. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until firm.

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  • For filling, in a medium bowl combine sweetened condensed milk, the 1 teaspoon lime peel, and lime juice. In another medium bowl beat 1 cup of the cream with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Fold whipped cream into lime mixture. Spoon filling evenly into crust-lined pie plate. Cover and freeze for 2 to 4 hours or until firm. Keep remaining cream chilled until ready to serve.

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  • To serve, remove pie from freezer. In a medium bowl beat remaining 1 cup cream on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Spread whipped cream over filling. If desired, sprinkle with additional lime peel. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Whipped Key Lime Pie)

529 calories; 36 g total fat; 22 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat; 119 mg cholesterol; 226 mg sodium. 47 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 35 g sugar; 7 g protein;

Graham Cracker Crust

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  • In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Drizzle with melted butter; toss gently to coat. Press mixture evenly onto bottom and side of a 9-inch pie plate.

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Reviews (7)

112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: Unrated
05/19/2016
why can't I save recipes to my recipe box any more??
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01/06/2014
I used lime juice from those little lime shaped containers. the final product didn't have a lime taste. Next time maybe bottled lime juice is better, but perhaps freshly squeezed limes would do the trick. I've also tried this with mango added. The mangoes (2) must be ripe!
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05/16/2013
In a pinch, I made my first Key Lime Pie using what I had on hand that I didn't think would sacrifice the overall taste of the pie. I did add 4 ozs cream cheese (mainly to curb the sweetness of the condensed milk), omitted the zest, and used whipped topping in a bought graham cracker crust. Oh, and I did add ONE drop of green food color...just because! It was quick and easy, and a hit with everyone. I'm not rating because of my modifications, but I'm sure it's even more delicious as written.
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05/19/2016
why can't I save to my recipe box any more????
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02/18/2014
I want to make this one, but I am afraid of all the cholesterol in it---butter, whipped cream--YIKES!!! It sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen.
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05/19/2016
why can't I save recipes to my recipe box????
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10/12/2015
On a very hot day, I served for company. It was perfect, delicious, cooL, and refreshing. I used fresh squeeze lime juice and lime zest. The lime zest sprinkled on the pie made a pretty presentation. I used non-fat sweetened condensed milk. I didn't serve it with the whipped cream topping recommended in the recipe. I didn't think it needed more whipped cream. I did have trouble with the graham cracker crust sticking to the pie plate and would recommend more butter in the crust or greasing the pie plate.