Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 8 servings


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.


  • 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)


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.


by D. Deborah , Delaware on Apr. 2011

Looks yummo, cool and refreshing for summer!!

Key Lime Pie

by R. Rebecca , Indianapolis on Apr. 2011

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

orange-key lime pie ->Delicious

by M. Monica , , on Aug. 2010

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.

Carnation Key Lime Pie

by V. Virginia , Feeding Hills, MA on Jul. 2010

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

Delish with minor adjustments

by V. Virginia , Norco, CA on Jun. 2010

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!

Must make

by l. lisa , lansdale, PA on Jun. 2010

I love the simplicity of this recipe.


by R. Rachel , , on May. 2010

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.

A favorite

by l. lynne , sarasota, FL on Apr. 2010

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

Key Lime Pie

by K. Kathy , on Mar. 2010

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

Only Way

by G. Gloria , Alabaster, AL on Mar. 2010

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