Whipped Key Lime Pie


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.

Whipped Key Lime Pie
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Freeze Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
25 mins


  • Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded Key lime peel or lime peel

  • ½ cup Key lime juice or lime juice

  • 2 cup whipping cream

  • Finely shredded Key lime peel or lime peel (optional)

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • cup melted butter


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Graham Cracker Crust

  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

529 Calories
36g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 529
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 226mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 7g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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