Cherry Lime Pie Recipe

A great alternative to the classic key lime pie is this Cherry Lime Pie recipe that combines cherry and lime flavors in a creamy, decadent treat with a sweet, tangy flavor.

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Dlicious Cherry Lime Pie Recipe

Today I’m sharing a delicious and crave-worthy recipe for a cherry lime pie, to add some more flavor to Valentine’s Day or why not? Any romantic occasion.

I just love the combination of Lime and cherries. So, I thought why not create a variation of my Classic Lime Pie and make it tastier and more romantic this year? Sounds good, right?

How to Make Cherry Lime Pie

Cherry Lime Pie Recipe served and spooned closeup

Ingredients:

The filling

  • Sweetened condensed milk – to thicken and sweeten the filling.
  • Egg yolks – this adds so much richness.
  • Limes {Finely grated lime zest and juice} – I recommend fresh juice but bottled key lime juice works too.
  • Cherries {marrasquino}
  • Sprinkles for garnish *optional

Pie Crust

  • Crushed Grahams
  • Unsalted butter or margarine.

Meringue

Tools:

  • 9-inch pie plate or spring pan
  • Blender
  • Food processor

Directions:

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC 350ºF.

Butter or spray 9″ springform pan, set aside.

The Pie Crust

1. Turn the graham crackers into crumbs with a food processor. When the crumbs are very small, add the softened butter and mix with your hands for about 2 min to blend it well.

2. Pour the mixture into the spring pan and press and pat into bottom until it’s even.

3. Bake at 350 ºF degrees 5-10 minutes. Set aside.

The Filling

4. In a blender mix the egg yolks and the condensed milk for 3 minutes then add the zest and juice and mix for 3 more minutes. The mixture will turn very thick and hot {fun chemical reactions}.

5. Pour the filling into the crust base and reserve a tiny portion {about 4-5 tbs}.

6. Make a pure with your maraschino cherries.

7. Mix your reserved lime batter with the cherries and blend it well.

8. Pour irregularly on top of the Lime filling and then with a toothpick make swirly shapes, like 8 until you create enough swirls.

superior view of Cherry Lime Pie

9. Then put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

10. Let it cool on a wire rack then chill for at least 6 hours or overnight {it’s even better}.

closer view of Cherry Lime Pie
Cherry Lime Pie with meringue and sprinkles

11. Decorate with Meringue, and sprinkle some cute hearts. Alternatively, you can decorate with lime slices and zest to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

Note: Here where I live eggs for some reason have an intense color that actually affects the final color of food. In this case, my filling ends up really yellowish but it’s only because of the egg yolks.

Cherry Lime Pie Recipe served a slice with cute meringue peaks and sprinkles
Closer view of the Cherry Lime Pie Recipe served

Baking Tips

  • You can also use lemon juice or lime juice if you don’t have any key limes!
  • To ensure that this pie sets up properly, it needs to chill in the refrigerator for at least six hours. This pie is best made the night before and chilled overnight.
  • If you decide to cover the pie, make sure that the plastic wrap does not touch the pie directly when covering it. When you remove the plastic wrap from the pie, it tends to stick to it and pull some of it up with it.
  • Make sure you let the crust cool for at least 10 minutes before adding the filling. As a result, it will be much better able to hold together after it has firmed up.
  • Alternatively, you can replace the Italian meringue with whipping cream or stabilized whipped cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make a key lime pie with regular limes? 

¡Yes! A good key lime juice substitute is an equal amount of regular lime juice or even lemon juice.

Can you use other types of cherry?

Yes, definitely! Use green cherries if you want to make a more Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day kind of dessert, you can even use other fruit.

How to store a key lime pie?

It is recommended to keep the pie refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it. You can store leftover key lime pie in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Can this recipe be made ahead of time? 

Yes, absolutely! The pie will last up to 4 days in the fridge. But it’s best to wait until you serve the pie to spread the topping.

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🥘 Recipe

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Cherry Key Lime Pie

Camila Rojas
This is a delicious and crave-worthy recipe of a cherry key lime pie to add some more flavor to Valentine’s Day or why not? Any special occasion
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Traditional
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Food Prosessor
  • Blender
  • 9" Spring pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 2 jumbo egg yolks
  • 2 big limes or 3smaller limes {Finely grated zest and juice}
  • Sprinkles for decoration
  • 1/2 cup of Cherries {marrasquino}
  • Crust
  • 3 cups of crushed grahams
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter or margarine.
  • Meringue
  • I used my Italian Meringue recipe.

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC 350ºF.
  • Butter or spray 9″ springform pan, set aside.

THE CRUST

  • Turn the graham crackers into crumbs with a food processor. When the crumbs are very small, add the softened butter and mix with your hands for about 2 min to blend it well.
  • Pour the mixture into the spring pan and press and pat into bottom until it’s even.
  • Bake at 350 ºF degrees 5-10 minutes. Set aside.

THE FILLING

  • In a blender mix the egg yolks and the condensed milk for 3 minutes then add the zest and juice and mix for 3 more minutes. The mixture will turn very thick and hot {fun chemical reactions}.
  • Pour the filling into the crust base and reserve a tiny portion {about 4-5 tbs}.
  • Make a pure with your maraschino cherries.
  • Mix your reserved lime batter with the cherries and blend it well.
  • Pour irregularly on top of the Lime filling and then with a toothpick make swirly shapes, like 8 until you create enough swirls.
  • Then put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let it cool on a wire rack then chill for at least 6 hours or overnight {it’s even better}.
  • Decorate with Meringue, and sprinkle some cute hearts.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Note: Here where I live eggs for some reason have an intense color that actually affects the final color of food. In this case, my filling ends up really yellowish but it’s only because of the egg yolks.
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What do you think? Have you made cherry Lime pies before? What’s your technique???

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Til' next time...

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a fantastic pie recipe! I really enjoyed the cherry/lime combo. This did not last long in my house. Everyone ate it up and loved it!

    1. Thank you so much Kayla. I must confess the swirls didn’t come out as I was expecting but the taste was really good!!! I’ll keep trying my swirly skills LOL =D Thanks so much for stopping by!
      XOXO

  2. What a beautiful pie!!
    It’s colorful and it makes me want grab a slice immediately
    I’m going to save the recipe. Although it’s kind of hard to get lime here, I thing with lemons it should be very tasty as well.

    1. Thank you so much Winnie, coming from you it’s a ways a compliment! It was good indeed despite the swirls didn’t come out right!!!
      XOXO thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. 5 stars
    I love key lime pie! I had never tried a cherry key lime pie but it’s absolutely yummy! I can’t wait to make it again! Thank you for sharing! PINNED!