Mini Key Lime Pies Recipe

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Indulge in the refreshing and zesty flavors of the tropics with these Mini Key Lime Pies.

These bite-sized delights are not only adorable but also pack the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess.

Follow this easy recipe to create a taste of the Florida Keys in every miniature bite.


For the Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Key Lime Filling:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
  • 2 teaspoons key lime zest
  • 3 large egg yolks

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners.

2. Make the Graham Cracker Crust:

In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter.

Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.

Press a spoonful of the mixture into the bottom of each mini muffin cup, creating a compact crust.

3. Bake the Crust:

Bake the crusts in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until they are just set.

Remove from the oven and let them cool while preparing the filling.

4. Prepare the Key Lime Filling:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, key lime zest, and egg yolks until well combined.

Spoon the filling over the cooled crusts, filling each mini cup almost to the top.

5. Bake the Mini Pies:

Bake the mini pies for approximately 12-15 minutes or until the filling is set.

You can check by inserting a toothpick into the center – it should come out clean.

6. Cool and Chill:

Allow the mini key lime pies to cool in the muffin tin for about 15 minutes.

Then, transfer them to the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours to set.

7. Make the Whipped Cream Topping:

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.

8. Top the Mini Pies:

Once the mini key lime pies are chilled, spoon or pipe a dollop of whipped cream onto each pie.

9. Garnish and Serve:

Optionally, garnish with additional key lime zest or a slice for extra flair.

Serve these adorable Mini Key Lime Pies chilled and enjoy the burst of citrusy goodness!


Use a food processor to easily crush the graham crackers for the crust.

To extract more juice from key limes, roll them on the countertop before cutting and juicing.

For a shortcut, you can use pre-made mini graham cracker crusts.

These Mini Key Lime Pies are not only a delightful treat for your taste buds but also a charming addition to any dessert spread.

Share these tiny wonders with friends and family, and let the sunshine-filled flavors transport you to a tropical paradise!

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