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Eggless Key Lime Pie (Video Recipe)

Eggless key lime pie with a crunchy cookie crust and melt-in-your-mouth filling. The best and the only key lime pie recipe you’ll ever need.

(Love recreating your favourite desserts without eggs? Check out this egg-free tiramisu recipe. So good!)

Eggless Key Lime Pie

This eggless key lime pie is so easy to make you don’t even need an electric mixer. Don’t let the simplicity of it fool you though – the end product might just be the best key lime pie you’ll ever taste.

The graham cookie crust is sweet and succulent, the melt-in-your-mouth filling is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, and topped with homemade whipped cream and lime zest – it is outstanding.

Key lime pie without eggs

Eggless Key Lime Pie

A lot of the key lime pie recipes out there involve raw eggs and no baking, which I am wary of. I’ve wanted to make this for a long time but the raw egg situation was stopping me.

Until I stumbled upon a recipe that have no eggs in it therefore addressing my (not entirely irrational) fear of raw eggs. Plus, it’s baked and sets perfectly.

Now everyone can enjoy this creamy, dreamy key lime pie.

How to make eggless key lime pie

Key lime pie ingredients

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It’s so easy to make too! All you’ll need are:

I know it’s challenging to juice key limes so I usually just use Nellie & Joe’s. It’s awesome and it allows me to make key lime pie any day of the year.

Baking key lime pie egg-free

Now we’re ready to bake! (Watch the video to see how easy it comes together.)

1. MAKE THE CRUST. First you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350F. Then in a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt and melted butter until the mixture resembles wet sand.

2. TRANSFER TO PIE DISH. Transfer the mixture to a pie dish and press firmly and evenly to the bottom and up the sides. I like to use my fingers to make sure the crust is packed tightly. Set aside.

3. MAKE FILLING. In a large bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream and key lime juice. Stir until smooth and incorporated.

4. TRANSFER TO PIE DISH. I like to sift the filling into my pie dish through a mesh sieve to get rid of lumps and ensure the creamiest consistency but this is optional. You can simply transfer the filling and smoothen the top.

5. BAKE. Bake the pie for 10-20 minutes or until tiny bubbles appear on the surface of the pie (you would usually first see these on the sides). Your pie should have a slight jiggle in the centre but completely set everywhere else.

6. COOL AND CHILL. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly and chill in the fridge for 4 hours (I usually do mine overnight) to allow it to set completely.

7. SERVE. Garnish with lime zest and whipped cream and enjoy!

This eggless key lime pie is summer on a plate

Eggless Key Lime Pie

It’s -11C and it’s snowing as I type this so taking a bite of this key lime pie gives me hope that summer exists. And it’s a mere 4 months away.

Each bite is sweet and refreshing and – even though it’s made with condensed milk which you’d think would weigh the pie down – surprisingly light.

No key limes? No problem

Having a hard time finding key limes? Not a problem.

A great substitute is to mix 75% good old-fashioned lime juice and 25% lemon juice and you’re done.

Don’t let the lack of key limes stop you from making this amazing pie. (I’d suggest not calling it 75% Lime Juice 25% Lemon Juice Pie though – probably not as enticing a name.)

So go ahead! Impress your family and friends with this great looking pie that tastes as good as it looks.

Perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Canada Day, 4th of July, Labour Day and all your summer shenanigans.

Other citrusy dessert recipes

Love baking with limes and lemons? Me too. Check these out.

And if no-bake desserts are your jam, check out this delicious collection of the best no-bake lemon desserts. Perfect for summer!

Eggless Key Lime Pie

Eggless Key Lime Pie Video Recipe

Author: Jolina
Eggless key lime pie with a crunchy cookie crust and a melt-in-your-mouth filling. Perfectly sweet and tart, so creamy and delicious! The best and the only key lime pie recipe you’ll ever need.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 118 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Graham Cracker Crust:

Key Lime Pie Filling:

Garnish:

  • Lime zest
  • Whipped cream I used this recipe

Instructions
 

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and 5 tablespoons melted butter until evenly moist and crumbly, resembling wet sand.
    Egg-Free Key Lime Pie
  • Transfer mixture into your pie dish and press firmly and evenly onto the bottom and sides. Set aside.
    Egg-Free Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie Filling:

  • In a medium bowl, combine 2 cans of condensed milk, 1/2 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup key lime juice. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth and incorporated.
    Egg-Free Key Lime Pie
  • Optional: sift into pie dish to get rid of lumps. You can also just transfer to pie dish and smoothen the top.
    Egg-Free Key Lime Pie
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes or until tiny bubbles appear on the surface of the pie (usually beginning at the sides). The middle of your pie should have a slight jiggle but set everywhere else.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly then chill in the fridge for 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Garnish with lime zest and whipped cream before serving.

Video

Notes

  1. Watch the video for step-by-step instructions!
  2. Scroll up to the post for baking tips and the complete step-by-step photos.
  3. The number of servings would depend on how big your pie slices are. 
  4. This pie bakes fairly quickly and is easy to over bake. Every oven is different so watch for those tiny bubbles.
  5. If you can’t find key lime juice, you can make your own. See post for more details.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 67mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword 4th of July, Canada Day, Easy, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Summer
Tried this recipe?Tag @iamtheunlikelybaker I’d love to see your creations!

Happy baking!

Did you make eggless key lime pie? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Rate the Recipe




Pali

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

This pie looks delicious! Was wondering can it be made with coconut condensed milk instead?

Jolina

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Hi Pali! I've never heard of coconut condensed milk but it sounds delicious. If it has the same consistency as regular condensed milk it should work. Would love to hear how it goes :)

Hannah

Friday 5th of June 2020

This was AMAZING! Easy to make and so creamy! Wasnt sure if it will set without the eggs but it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe!!

Jolina

Monday 8th of June 2020

Glad you liked it Hannah!

Lindsey

Thursday 4th of June 2020

My bf cant eat eggs so this was a good recipe for us to try. I started baking a lot since the lockdowns and finding egg-free recipes has been challenging. This is our favorite one. So good! Thank you!

Jolina

Friday 5th of June 2020

Glad you liked it Lindsey! Enjoy the summer :)

Natalie

Saturday 24th of August 2019

Can you make this with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream?

Jolina

Monday 26th of August 2019

Hi Natalie. I always make it with sour cream so I'm not sure how it will turn out. BUT, when baking other cakes and cupcakes I sometimes switch sour cream with full fat yogurt (and vice versa) when I run out of one ingredient. The texture changes slightly, but the taste is still delicious IMO. Curious to see how it goes if you decide to give it a go!

Amy Jones

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

I love the fact that it's pretty much vegan, makes it even more special. And those pictures, gosh, I need 14 of those pies in my fridge, it looks so beautiful and tasty!

Carol C Kobetitsch

Saturday 14th of March 2020

There may be some confusion as to what vegan is, 3 of the 6 ingredients are not vegan so perhaps you were thinking vegetarian. Vegans eat no animal products at all, so while vegetarians don't eat animal flesh of any kind, vegans take it one step further and don't eat animal flesh or any animal products, so no dairy (milk, sour cream, yogurt, butter, cheese) no eggs, no honey etc... Recipe does look great and I too look forward to trying it. I wish you well :)

Jolina

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Thanks Amy! I'm very careful labeling anything vegan because I'm not very familiar with that. But I'm glad you like my almost vegan pie! :) It's easy and so good and so refreshing! Hope you get a chance to make it this summer :)