Mini Lime Pies

When summer rolls around, I always start to get in the mood for foods made with lime. In fact, I’ve got 5 more lime recipes lined up to share here between now and the end of August. Hope you guys like lime as much as I do!

These mini lime pies are perfect. They’re so much easier than making a full pie, they’re less guilt-inducing, since they’re small, and they still taste just like a classic key lime pie. One note: some of my pies ended up sticking a bit in the muffin pan, so I think next time I’ll skip the muffin liners all together, and just spray the tin with cooking spray.

Printable Recipe
Makes 24 pies

20 cinnamon graham cracker squares (total of 5 crackers, each with 4 squares per cracker)
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp butter
2 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
2 tsp grated lime zest
whipped topping
additional zest for garnish

Put the graham crackers in a plastic zip bag and break until finely crushed.

Put the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a skillet and stir/toast over medium heat until the butter is melted and the mixture smells nutty.
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Divide the crumbs between the cups of a mini muffin tin (lined with baking cups or sprayed with cooking spray), and use fingers to press down firmly.

In a bowl or 2-cup glass measuring cup, whisk together the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and zest until well blended.

Divide the lime mixture between the crumb-lined cups.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are set. Cool on a wire rack, and then refrigerate until completely chilled.

Top with whipped topping before serving and garnish with additional lime zest.


Adapted from Petite Sweets

What’s your favorite thing to eat during the summer?

  • chelsea
    June 24, 2014

    Ahh! My husband’s birthday is this week and I’ve been looking for a mini treat like this to make. Thank you! xoxo

  • Cait Long
    June 24, 2014

    I am so making these for our 4th of July get together we are having next week! They look so yummy!! Question, “1/2 fresh lime juice (about 3 limes),” Is this 1/2 cup lime juice?

    • ashleynevis
      June 26, 2014

      Oops, sorry about that! Yep, it’s a 1/2 cup lime juice. Thanks for pointing that out – I’ve updated it above 🙂 I’d love to hear how they turn out for you! Hopefully they won’t stick to the pan like some of mine did. Hope you’re having a great week!

  • Amberly
    June 24, 2014

    I’m not a lime person, but I think maybe doing these with a different flavor might be yummy! I’m going to try it!

  • Nadine
    June 24, 2014

    Oh my!!! Why must you toture me with these?! They look amazing!

  • Jules
    June 24, 2014

    OMG these look so good. I need them.

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