Phoenician's Key Lime Pie

Phoenician's Key Lime Pie

69 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    10 h 45 m
Phoenician Gourmet
Recipe by  Phoenician Gourmet

“When I moved from Lebanon to Florida spring of 1999, I brought with me my love for cooking and search for new recipes. The famous key lime pie was new to me. It was a friend's best dessert, and he used to buy it from Costco every time we go for shopping. I tasted the pie at several places, but they were missing that wow flavor. I kept playing with the recipe, and the right flavor is found. I live now in North Bay, Ontario, and we only get the Key Limes twice a year, so sometimes I substitute with fresh lime juice. I hope you all enjoy!!”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9 inch pie



  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Combine the almonds with the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and mix until evenly moistened. Press into a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Bake the crust in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 13 minutes.
  4. While the crust is baking, beat the egg yolks in a bowl with the condensed milk, cream, and lime zest. Whisk in the lime juice a little at a time to thicken the custard. Pour the custard into the pie crust and return to the oven.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes to help the custard begin to set. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack before covering loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerating overnight.

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Phoenician Gourmet, you have outdone yourself and this pie absolutely deserves to be titled after you! I have my favorite Key Lime Pie recipe that I have been using for years, and I don't mind saying this recipe will probably take its place. First of all, the crust -the ground, toasted almonds take it to way beyond the ordinary. And then there's the filling - SO extra creamy! The heavy cream was a beautiful addition not only in taste, but its addition makes for a more substantial pie than others, filling the pie plate nicely. The combination of the novel ingredients of almonds and cream make for one, extraordinarily good Key Lime Pie, and with the perfect degree of lime flavor! As the first reviewer of this recipe, I can only strongly encourage others to give it a try! I can't imagine you'd be sorry! Edited 8/7/2011 - I use 1-1/2 tsp. grated lime zest rather than just 1/2 tsp. - perfect.



Fantastic recipe, when key limes are in season, stock up on them, just put in freezer and they are good for about a year, when needed, just take out what you need, better than the bottle stuff, i like my limes fresh, I have frozen lemon and limes and oranges for years. and just as good as the day I got them. From Peyton in Mississauga

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

If there were an option for more than five stars, I don't know if I'd ever stop. The best key lime pie I've ever had. EVER. The toasted almonds and refrigerating overnight is a must. My crust was done in under ten minutes and my pie was done in just under fifteen minutes. You HAVE to try this pie. It's excellent.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 456 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 26.9 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs
  • 47.3 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 165 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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