4-Ingredient No-Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe

No bake key lime pie

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Chilling Time: 12 hrs
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
202 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 7g
Calcium 159mg 12%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy, no-bake key lime pie is made with only four ingredients: egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and graham cracker crust.

The reason this recipe works is that the acid in the lime juice coagulates the egg proteins and causes the filling to set while it chills.

If you can't get real key limes (or key lime juice, which you can sometimes find bottled or frozen) it's fine to use regular limes.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 ounces lime juice (key lime or otherwise)
  • 1 graham cracker pie shell (store-bought or homemade)
  • Optional: whipped cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    No bake key lime pie
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  2. Beat the egg yolks.

    Beat eggs
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  3. Stir in the condensed milk until well blended.

    Stir in condensed milk
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  4. Now stir in the lime juice and mix until incorporated.

    Stir in lime juice
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  5. Pour the filling into your pie shell and refrigerate overnight.

    Pouring tart within crust
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  6. Serve topped with whipped cream.

    Serve topped with whipped cream
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  7. Enjoy!

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