Tropical Breeze Key Lime Pie


Imagine a tangy, creamy, and utterly delightful dessert that transports your taste buds straight to a sunny beach. Our Tropical Breeze Key Lime Pie, with its zesty lime flavor and buttery graham cracker crust, is a perfect treat for those who love a balance of sweet and tart. It's like a little slice of paradise on your plate!

Tropical Breeze Key Lime Pie

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving Size: One slice (1/8 of the pie)


For the Crust

  • 150g (5.3 oz) graham crackers, crushed
  • 75g (2.6 oz) unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Filling:
  • 400g (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 120ml (4 fl oz) key lime juice (freshly squeezed)

For the Topping

  • 240ml (8 fl oz) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F).
  2. Mix the crushed graham crackers with the melted butter, then press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake for 7 minutes. Allow to cool.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, egg yolks, and key lime juice. Pour into the cooled crust.
  4. Bake the pie for 8 minutes, until the filling is set but still slightly wobbly in the center.
  5. Cool the pie completely, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  6. Before serving, whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Spread or pipe over the pie.

Culinary Success Tips

  • Ensure that the graham cracker crust is firmly pressed into the dish to prevent crumbling.
  • For a more pronounced lime flavor, add the zest of one key lime to the filling.
  • Let the pie chill thoroughly; it helps in setting the pie perfectly.


  • Can I use regular lime juice instead of key lime juice? Yes, though the flavor will be slightly different. Key limes are more aromatic and less bitter.
  • How long can I store the pie? It can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  • Can I freeze Key Lime Pie? Yes, wrap it well and freeze for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.