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No bake key lime pie garnished with whipped cream and limes

Easy No-Bake Key Lime Pie

It takes longer to gather the ingredients than it takes to make this pie. Easy and incredibly tasty.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
resting time 12 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 206kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs about 10 sheets of graham crackers
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 14 ounces Eagle Brand Milk sweetened, condensed milk
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip defrosted, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 Cup Key Lime Juice or juice from 12 key limes, or 4 - 6 regular sized limes.


  • For the Graham Cracker Crust: Purchase pre-ground graham crackers. Or if using sheets of graham crackers, break them into a food processor and pulse until a grainy texture. Or crush them with a rolling pin in an enclosed zip-lock bag.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir. Mix in the crushed graham cracker crumbs and still until well coated with the butter mixture.
  • Using a small measuring cup, press the crust into a 9" pie pan. Use your fingers to form the crust up the side of the pan. Refrigerate for two hours.
  • For the Pie: Stir all ingredients together and mix with a whisk. Pour into a prepared pie crust. Refrigerate overnight. The pie also freezes well.
  • Top with additional Cool Whip, lime slices and serve.



  • Can I Freeze This Pie? This is one of its best attributes. If you're making this for a crowd, you can make a couple of these pies ahead of time and freeze. Simply allow an overnight thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  • If you can't find key limes, regular limes will work fine. You'll need about a dozen key limes and 4 - 6 regular sized limes. You can also purchase Nellie and Joe's Famous Key Lime Juice
  • This pie works well in a purchased chocolate pie crust, such as an oreo pie crust. Or a regular pie crust. If using a chocolate pie crust garnish with thin slices of shaved chocolate and additional whipped creme.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg