Lime Pie | Peri's Place For Recipes

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Lime Filling:

  • 4 tsp grated zest
  • 1/2 cup strained juice (this is approximately 4 regular sized limes)
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 11 full-size graham crackers or digestive biscuits crushed into crumbs (1 1/4 cups)
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 5 tbs unsalted butter, melted

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 lime, sliced paper thin, dipped in sugar and lime zest


  1. For the filling: Whisk zest and yolks in medium bowl until tinted light green, about 2 minutes. Beat in milk, then juice; set aside at room temperature to thicken.
  2. For the crust: Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix crumbs and sugar in medium bowl. Add butter; stir with fork until well blended. Scrape mixture into 9-inch pie pan. Press crumbs evenly onto bottom and up sides of pie plate. Once crumbs are in place, line pan flush with large square of plastic wrap, and use spoon to smooth crumbs into curves and sides of pan. Refrigerate lined pie plate 20 minutes to firm crumbs. Bake until lightly browned and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Transfer pan to wire rack; cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  3. Pour lime filling into crust; bake until center is set yet wiggly when jiggled, 15 to 17 minutes. Return pie to wire rack; cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours. (Can be covered with lightly oiled or oil- sprayed plastic wrap laid directly on filling and refrigerated up to 1 day.)
  4. For the whipped cream: Up to 2 hours before serving, whip cream in medium bowl to very soft peaks. Adding powder sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, continue whipping to just-stiff peaks. Decoratively pipe whipped cream over filling or spread evenly with rubber spatula. Garnish with optional sugared lime slices or zest and serve.

Good to Know


  • To make sure the crust forms a firm, coherent crust on the bottom of the pie pan, press them down firmly with a cup or glass. Be careful not to cover the pan lip with crumbs, however.
  • If the finished pie sticks to the pie pan when you're ready to cut, simply dip the pan into a bowl of warm water to loosen the pie.
  • From America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated