Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  436
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  51 g
  • Fat  24 g
  • Cholesterol  21 mg
  • Sodium  156 mg
  • Potassium  209 mg
  • Phosphorus  106 mg
  • Calcium  130 mg
  • Fiber  0.2 g

Florida Key Lime Pie

Graham cracker crust, lime juice, condensed sweet milk and whipped topping are the ingredients in Florida Key Lime Pie, a kidney-friendly treat from the DaVita dietitian team.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Peggy from Florida.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/8 pie


  • 1/2 cup unsalted margarine
  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lime juice 
  • 13 ounces canned Eagle Brand® Sweetened condensed milk
  •  8 ounces Cool Whip® frozen dessert topping
  • 4 drops green food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F°. Set Cool Whip out to defrost.
  2. Melt margarine and add graham cracker crumbs and sugar; mix thoroughly. Save 1 to 2 tablespoons crumb mixture to sprinkle on top of pie.
  3. Press into a 9” pie shell. Bake for 5 minutes. Cool and set aside.
  4. Add lime juice to condensed milk and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add 1/2 container Cool Whip to mixture and mix well.
  6. Add 3-4 drops green food coloring and mix well.
  7. Top with remaining Cool Whip. Sprinkle leftover crumb mixture on pie.
  8. Pie may be frozen, if desired.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 high calorie
  • 1 starch
  • 1 milk
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This very rich dessert makes a wonderful occasional special treat.
  • It is not recommended for people with diabetes due to the high carbohydrate and fat content.

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Florida Key Lime Pie

momacrum says:


This was easy to make. My husband really liked it. I would definitely make it again

May. 15, 2014, 2:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

Florida Key Lime Pie

Andydroid says:


I'm very fussy when it comes to key lime and lemon meringue pie. This recipe is pretty good, I made it for my wife and she had it eaten by the end of the week.

Feb. 09, 2014, 2:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

Florida Key Lime Pie

demzarah says:


we tried using fatfree condensed milk and it tastes just as good

Sep. 12, 2013, 1:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

Florida Key Lime Pie

cats says:


If using Splenda baking sugar, or baking sugar with Stevia would that make it acceptable for diabetics, or is there too much sugar in canned evap. milk? Moderator comment: Unfortunately most of the sugar is in the condensed milk. If you google low sugar key lime pie you can find several recipes that use gelatin, low calorie sweetener and cream cheese instead of condensed milk.

Oct. 17, 2012, 6:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

Florida Key Lime Pie

Larobert says:


Corrections: It should read 5 tbls. butter not 1 stick, 14oz can of condensed milk they do not come in 13oz cans and Cool Whip comes in 8oz not 9oz containers. The recipe is one of my favorite desserts and so easy to assemble. I add an extra couple of shots of real Key Lime Juice.

Aug. 20, 2012, 7:29 PM - Inappropriate review?

Florida Key Lime Pie

AVArvin_ says:


genuine key lime pie is yellow, not green and uses key lime juice not Persian lime juice, at any rate the green food coloring can be eliminated. Also fresh eggs, separated and egg whites beaten with 8 Tbsp of sugar are used instead of cool whip in a genuine recipe.

Apr. 06, 2010, 7:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

Florida Key Lime Pie



I made this for Father's Day and it was terrific! It was light and creamy. The lime flavoring was good also. I'll definitely make this again.

Jun. 22, 2009, 7:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

Florida Key Lime Pie



this is delicious! Everyone loved it, making it again tonight.

Mar. 14, 2009, 3:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

Florida Key Lime Pie



I made this for my room mate and his family two nights ago and it was a big hit i had to make one more for the weekend

May. 07, 2008, 5:10 PM - Inappropriate review?

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