Creamy Key Lime Pie with Berry Topping

Pie for the 4th

Folks, I meant to get this to you earlier to show you what my pie plans were for the Fouth of July, just in case you didn't have one or needed an extra one. I just love a good key lime pie. Nothing sez summertime to me better than a tart lime or lemon dessert, perfect for cookouts and BBQ foods and this pie is just the ticket.

Luscious tart lime flavoring with a frothy, whipped cream topping that is loaded with fresh summer berries, one that screams patriotism - perfect in fact for any national holiday.

Kinda got in the spirit with watching some of the Olympic trials going on and I am so looking forward to the Summer Olympics in London. Lets go USA -  Go Red, White & Blue and lets get to eating a piece or two of this fine spirited pie.


Summer Berry Key Lime Pie
8 servings

1 pre-cooked graham crust or make your own using -
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Key Lime Filling:
3/4 cup key lime juice
2 -14 oz cans condensed milk
2 large whole egg yolks

Whipped Topping:
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sour cream
2 1/2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Fruit Topping:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon arrowroot powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon light Karo syrup or honey
2 tablespoons Limoncello or Cointreau
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup sliced strawberries

Make the crust (or use a store-bought like I did for this run-through) by mixing graham crumbs, sugars and butter in a small bowl, hands work fine here. Press firmly into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake in a preheated oven 350 degree F. for about 20 minutes. Remove and allow to come to room temperature.

Lower the oven to 325 degrees F.

Using a mixer, combine the condensed milk, lime juice with the egg yolks until well blended. Pour into the cooled piecrust and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until center is just about set. (It should still wiggle just a bit.) Remove from oven, let rest 30 minutes and refrigerate for 2 hours to cool down.

Make the whipped topping by beating the whipping cream with wire whisk until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and beat until hard peaks form. Fold in the sour cream. Spoon on top of the key lime pie filling.

For the fruit topping, whisk sugar, arrowroot, salt and water in a saucepan and cook over medium low heat stirring until thickened. Stir in the Liqueur until it thickens again. Let cool or place in a bowl of ice water and stir to hasten the cool down period. Add strawberries and arrange on top of the whipped topping draining the glaze as you go. Add the blueberries and spoon over the strawberries.

Note: Arrange in a flag design, star pattern ... what ever form you desire.


  1. I love cream pies, my family likes the heavy pudding not the lighter one. So I have to make both... this would be my pie for sure love it... the rest will have to fend for themselves! :) Happy Fourth!

  2. Drick, I have been addicted to your blog for years, that is why I have nominated you for an award, check it out when you get a moment

  3. What a pretty, patriotic pie! Sounds delicious.

  4. Beautiful pie and I can only imagine how delicious it is! Will definitely be trying this soon and that yummy coleslaw, too! Thanks for the great recipes, cher! Have a Happy 4th! Cheers1

  5. Wow! That looks so yummy! Can you make me one of those, please? I love key lime pie.
    And I'm with you, I am super excited about the Olympics. The kids and I have really enjoyed the trials and we can't wait for the games!

  6. We love key lime pie. The berry topping is just gorgeous.

  7. Key lime is one of my favorites, too, but I've never thought of topping it with berries. That's brilliant!

  8. I love your berry topping on this luscious looking key lime pie-I'll take a piece of this while I'm enjoying the Summer Olympics -might walk around the block to get some exercise to take care of the pie calories;-) I have to find out what happened to my annual key lime shipment from friends in the dessert-I'm ready for a key lime pie;-)

  9. Geez Drick you make this gourmet pie sound so easy. I love key lime pie, have almost all of the ingredients on hand too. Mmmmmm looks so good I'm tempted to make right now, less the whip topping!!!

    Hope you had a great 4th of July!

  10. I'm not a sweet eater, but lemon and lime creamy pies are the exception. I love their fresh flavor and with all those strawberries on top - who could resist!

  11. Hi Drick, playing catch up!! This would be perfect for the Summer Olympics!! love it!


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