Key Lime Meringue Pie

8  Ratings
  • 40 min prep
  • 7 hr 55 min total
  • Makes 8 servings.

Topped with a fluffy meringue, this classic pie gets its special flavor from Key lime juice.

Key Lime Meringue Pie Recipe


  • 47 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 5 Tbsp. butter or margarine, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Key lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar


  • Finely  crush 35 of the wafers. Place 4 Tbsp. of the butter in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 min. or until melted. Add wafer crumbs and 2 Tbsp. of the sugar; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.
  • Mix  1 cup of the remaining sugar and the cornstarch in medium saucepan. Add egg yolks; mix well. Gradually add water, stirring until well blended. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice and remaining 1 Tbsp. butter; stir until butter is melted. Place wax paper on surface of hot filling; refrigerate until chilled.
  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Pour filling into crust; insert remaining 12 wafers around edge of pie. Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until frothy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Spoon meringue over filling; spread to edge of crust to seal.
  • Bake  10 to 15 min. or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Great SubstitutePrepare as directed, using regular lime juice.

Size It UpEnjoy a serving of this cool refreshing dessert on occasion.


Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 360 
    • Total fat 15 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 100 mg
    • Sodium 190 mg
    • Carbohydrate 54 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 41 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 2 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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