Key Lime Pie in a Jar

Preparing them in individual jars turns this classic favourite into a dainty dessert. This recipe is very traditional to the classic homemade style with condensed milk, eggs and plenty of fresh lime.

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Key Lime Pie in a Jar

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: key lime, lime, pie
Servings: 4


  • 4 250 mL oven-safe jars
  • 150 g digestive biscuits
  • 75 g unsalted butter melted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • juice of 4 limes roughly ½ a cup
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup thickened cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • fresh blueberries to serve


  • Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced).
  • In a food processor, blitz the biscuits to a fine crumb. Pour in the melted butter and mix to combine. Divide the mixture evenly among jars.
  • Place the jars onto a lined oven tray and bake for 15 minutes then allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and condensed milk until thoroughly combined. Whisk in the lime juice and zest, reserving a little zest to decorate. Divide the lime mixture among the 4 jars and return to the oven to bake for a further 10 minutes then allow to cool.
  • Immediately before serving, in a bowl whisk together the cream, icing sugar and vanilla to stiff peaks. Spoon whipped cream over cooled lime mixture then top with blueberries and the reserved lime zest.

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