CARNATION® Key Lime Pie

CARNATION® Key Lime Pie
Makes:
8
servings
Prep Time:
5
minutes
Total Time:
125
minutes
based on 743 reviews
77

Dietary Considerations:

Low SodiumVegetarian
This no-fail recipe makes the best Key Lime Pie you'll ever taste. Keep a few cans of Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk on hand for quick baking projects.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 prepared 9-inch (6 oz.) graham cracker crust
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup (about 3 medium limes) fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 8 thin lime slices (optional)

Directions:

BEAT sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in small mixer bowl until combined; stir in lime peel. Pour into crust; spread with whipped topping. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Garnish with lime slices.


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Valorie King from CLAYTON, GA

One of my most favorite desserts!

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    Yummo

    Deborah Snyder from Delaware

    Looks yummo, cool and refreshing for summer!!

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    Key Lime Pie

    Rebecca Stringer from Indianapolis

    If it taste half as good as it looks then you have a real winner.

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    orange-key lime pie ->Delicious

    Monica Sandra from ,

    This is a great treat for the summer. The only thing I made different was I added orange peel and juice to the recipe along with the limes (1/4 cup of each juice), so it was an orange-key lime pie and it was really delicious. I also substituted whipped cream w/ lime and orange peel and topped the pie with this cream rather than a cool whip topping.

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    Carnation Key Lime Pie

    Virginia Novotney from Feeding Hills, MA

    A delicious way to cool off on a hot summer day. It was a big hit with everyone.

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    Delish with minor adjustments

    Virginia Nguyen from Norco, CA

    First off, I decided to use key limes instead of limes and it totally made the pie more flavorful than I think a regular lime would. Secondly, after I mixed the sweetened condensed milk with the lime juice, it seemed that the consistency was too flat so I folded in the whip cream (8 oz tub). This gave it a nice fluffy consistency. Thirdly, this pie was delicious!

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    Must make

    lisa grella from lansdale, PA

    I love the simplicity of this recipe.

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    WOW

    Rachel Epstein from ,

    This recipe is awesome... It is very tasty and takes almost no effort. Made it multiple times and it was a crowed pleaser every time. I even wrote about it in my blog where I like to post recipes that worked out for me.

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    A favorite

    lynne hansen from sarasota, FL

    I use fresh key lime juice with the zest from the key lime tree in my yard here in Florida.

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    Key Lime Pie

    Kathy STEVENS from

    Fantastic, "sublime" lime flavor, but I folded the lime and condensed milk into the whipped topping for a thicker texture. Light and delicious!

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    Only Way

    Gloria Brown from Alabaster, AL

    This is the only way I make Key Lime Pie. I just substitute key lime juice and away you go.

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    Better

    Temple Riddle from Packwood, WA

    Pie is great and even better by using Ginger Snaps instead of Graham Crackers

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    Key Lime PIe

    Marilyn Johnson from ,

    This pie was excellent!!!!

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    Yummy!!!

    Kathrine Vatcher from Ontario

    So simple and delicious.... My family loved it....

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    St Paddy's Day

    margaret parsons from bellingham, WA

    I added a little green food coloring and served this on March 17. It's a whole lot better than green beer ugh!

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    Delish!

    Nancy Kliment from

    Super good!

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    Great!

    Meredith McCall from ,

    I substituted Key lime juice and fresh key limes in this recipe. It was easy and delish!

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    Refreshing!!

    Renee Peskar from RIVER FALLS, WI

    Easy, refreshing pie, one that I will make again. Reminded my hubby of our trip to Florida.....

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    Our favorite lime dessert

    Sofia Ponce from Albuquerque, NM

    We love this, for a fun alternative try layering the custard in a pie pan with galletas marias which can be found in any mexican grocery or in the latin food aisle. Top with whipped cream and you're done.

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    very yummy!

    Bernadette Earthart from WADSWORTH, OH

    very simple 2 make and tastes good!

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    Easy

    Juliette Michael from ,

    It was a simple summer pie.

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    Delicious!

    karenNestle edelstein from West Orange, NJ

    this was so easy to make and so very delicious!

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    Simple and easy pie

    Phill D from

    This is a simple and easy pie to make and taste terrific

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    South Sea Tropical Smooth & Silky

    Pamela McCandless from Auburn, IN

    This Pie is so smooth and silky. Very nice, not too much lime, very nice with a spicy dinner to finish it off just right. Travels well. I followed the recipe exactly, and it came out wonderful as expected. I did top with real whipped cream candies lime peel for a nice finish.

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    THE BEST KEY LIME PIE!

    Betty Pendley from Bonne Terre, MO

    I MADE THIS KEY LIME PIE AND IT WAS THE BEST I HAVE EVER MADE OR TASTED! IT WAS COOL AND REFRESHING AND LIGHT. IT WAS EASY TO MAKE AND IT DISAPPEARED SO FAST I HAD TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE THE SAME DAY! WHAT A GREAT SUMMER DESSERT!

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    Key Lime Pie thriller

    JUDY WHITE STURTEVANT STURTEVANT from Gautier, MS

    This dessert is great for family gatherings and is a tart delight for people who love lime/lemon delights.

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    Key Lime Pie

    Dee Gaida from SAINT CLOUD, MN

    I absolutely love this recipe! It is so quick to make and very delicious. I have used bottled lime juice with good results also.

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    Key Lime Pie

    g k from melville

    What did I do wrong? The liquid remained liquid and never set. Is there some ingredient missing here? Other than that, the taste was great

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    need key limes not regular limes

    Michele Loconsole from Boynton Beach, FL

    This is a great lime pie, but to be a true key lime pie you must use Key Limes.

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    Comming From Florida I love This Recipe

    Ronald Holst from San Antonio, TX

    I love Key lime Pie this is one of the best recipes for this that I have ever tried to make and the taste is out of this world . I love this one.

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    yummo

    debi rodriguez from Greeley, CO

    I served this for a holiday party. Everyone loved it so much they asked for the recipe.

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    5 ingredients? easy!

    ANDRE L from San Francisco, CA

    refreshing and easy, like the summer days ahead of us! will make soon again!

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    Hit of the Party!

    Margaret Norton from Plainfield, IN

    I made this pie the first time for a cookout and everyone loved this pie. It was sweet and tart at the same time plus being cool and refreshing. Everyone wanted seconds. I will definately be making this again!

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    The best!!

    judy pabst from Greeley, CO

    This key lime pie is my family's favorite pie. It's easy to make and tastes great!

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    Very Good Pie

    D. Graber from Palm Harbor, FL

    This pie is very good and very easy to make, but my family feels it needs to be thicker. However, they still enjoyed the pie and I will make it again.

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    Much better recipe

    susan vaksman from Bethel Park, PA

    I went on another website to get a recipe for Key Lime Pie. The recipes were complicated and the reviews weren't that great. I'm so glad I remembered to come to Nestle! This recipe took about 10 minutes, and is great. This will be a keeper.

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    OH MY

    Cristina Batres from Buchanan, MI

    This IS MY FAVORITE RECIPE!!!!! I never tasted key lime pie, and i just made it since my mom's friend was coming over, because I wanted to try it, and I fell in love with key lime pie. I had all the ingredients in the house. It is super easy, and really delicious. I used to think cinnamon buns were my favorite recipe, but once you try this, everybody will chnage their mind.

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    Carnation Key Lime Pie

    Esther Kenagy from Beavercreek, OH

    Very easy to make and so... delicious! Hits the spot after a big meal.

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    Great dessert anytime and easy

    Barbara Embry from Carthage, MO

    I made this pie for company the other night when our daytime temperature was up to 68. Such a cooling, refreshing dessert on a warm day. Then today, our temp was a high of 45 yet this pie was just a smooth, creamy and delightful! It is very easy to make and has just the right hint of Lime flavor. Makes a very pretty presentation on a white dessert plate. DELICIOUS!

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    easy

    KATHY GREEN from South Daytona, FL

    This is my husband's favorite pie. It is so easy to make.

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    Loved the Key Lime Pie

    ELISABETH OLIVER from Belcamp, MD

    A favorite dessert of mine already! This recipe was not only delicious, but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the mini grates of lime in the pie. Definitely a must for entertaining!

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    Everybody loves this!

    SANDY GRIMES from EDEN, VT

    Try it frozen. My family love it that way. Also my son's birthday is in Oct. and this is what he want instead of cake!!

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    Carnation Key Lime Pie

    Noreen Gilbert from BURLINGTON, MA

    This recipe is so easy to make. I love key lime pies. I brought it to a dinner party and everybody was raving how delicious it was. They were asking for the receipe.

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    Lemony Delicious

    Marty Heintz from OPELOUSAS, LA

    I substituted lemon juice and lemon rind for the lime and it was sensational. I also used the fat-free Carnation and fat-free whipped topping and there was no difference.

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    The Best

    Melinda Ramson from LAFAYETTE, LA

    This is a favorite of my family - I have also substituted lemon juice for the lime and it is equally good.

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    Best Ever!

    DAVID HAWLEY from TACOMA, WA

    What I like about this pie, it's very easy to make and it is wonderful. My guest think I spent a long time making it,only we know the truth.Thank you for another great recipe.

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    Key Lime Pie

    Bonnie Dingman from PINCKNEY, MI

    Very good!! Very easy to make! I don't add the whip topping just because not all my family likes it. This is a big hit in our family and I will make it over again! This is the 2nd time making and my daughter likes to help! Thanks

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    Delicious Dessert

    Pam Bounds from BATON ROUGE, LA

    This is a wonderful dessert for your holiday events or anytime.

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    Past Good

    Valorie King from CLAYTON, GA

    One of my most favorite desserts!

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    Delicious!

    Priscilla Gustin from Port Orange, FL

    My husband's family was coming into town and my Mom advised me to make this for dessert. Everyone absolutely loved it! They talked about it for the rest of thier visit.

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    Very Good Recipe

    Rachel Oliver from MOULTON, AL

    This was gone almost as soon as it hit the table. I used key limes because I imagine you can use regular limes (it takes less) and it was one of the best key lime pies I have had anywhere.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 320
  • Calories from Fat: 110
  • Total Fat: 13g (20% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (35% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (5% of DV)
  • Sodium: 180mg (8% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 46g (15% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 37g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 10% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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CARNATION® Key Lime Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared 9-inch (6 oz.) graham cracker crust
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup (about 3 medium limes) fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 8 thin lime slices (optional)

 

Directions

BEAT sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in small mixer bowl until combined; stir in lime peel. Pour into crust; spread with whipped topping. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Garnish with lime slices.

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