The Best Key Lime Pie Recipe

Ok folks!

Let’s talk about fusion food! Fusion bakery to be more precise.

Have you ever tried Key lime pie? A good one? From Keys island, Florida?

My frenchy version of Key lime pie by Peregrination Gourmande/Fusion baking

So today, I present you… tadaaa! My frenchida or florinch lime pie. Fusion bakery I told you!

key lime pie

I bake it last week end when I was invited to a diner party. My friend asked for my lemon pie with meringue. But I really wanted to try something new. And that was a win win!

Instead of the original crust of the classical recipe, I used my pâte sucrée. The perfect crust for tarts.

I baked the crust for 12 minutes on 180°C. Don’t overbake it because it will go in the oven for a second time with the lime cream.

key lime pie


For the lime cream, I used Martha Stewart  but of course I had to add my personal touch! You know me, I reduced sugar in every recipe!

The Best Key Lime Pie Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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  • Lime cream:
  • ¾ can of sweet condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup of cream (30% fat)
  • Chantilly:
  • 250g of cream
  • 30g icing sugar
  1. Mix gently all the ingredients and pour them on the crust. Bake it for 15 min, 180°C.
  2. Let the pie cool completely.
  3. Make a chantilly by whipping cream in your food processor (every baker need a good assistant!)


I made several mini pies and a 6 people pie. I brought that one to my friends. See a slice of it? Sorry for the bad light of the picture.

Really, this key lime pie is the best I ever tasted. I’m sorry to say that but this crust matches perfectly with the lime cream.

Enjoy !

key lime

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Oh my gosh!!! Yum! I must try your pastry recipe. I love that you were able to reduce the sugar and it still tasted great! Thanks for joining Fabulous Foodie Fridays!! x

  • vegeTARAian

    Oh, it’s so pretty! There’s something really lovely about key lime pie.

  • I want this so bad! Great post for the #FFF link up 🙂

  • I’ve never had key lime pie, but I love lime and I love pie!

  • You are a genius! I’ve never had Key Lime Pie, but I think I will be trying it very, very soon! Have you seen that programme the Great British Bake Off? I think they should make a French version, just so you can be the star of the show! Bravo! xx

    • I have to look that show on the internet, i don’t know it. You know i’m an alien, I don’t have TV. The original Key lime crust is made of crumbs from graham crackers and butter. As for banoffee pie or several other pies. But well… I feel my chauvinistic french roots in that bakery thing! haha xx

  • life is a shoe

    a key lime pie sounds so good!


    • It’s softer than lemon pie. And lighter than lemon pie with meringue because I used less sugar. xx

  • I have never had key lime pie, but I know I would love it! #FFF

  • Yum Yum and Yum I love a citrus pie and I think I will have to give this one a go. V x

    • Hi! You should, it’s just the most delicious lemon pie I ever tasted! And not to sweet, because I try to reduce sugar everywhere… 😉 xx cathy