Published Oct 04, 2010 in Pies

This vintage recipe postcard and was found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy (front side only).

Recipe Card For Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

An authentic Key Lime Pie with native key limes. Note the creamy yellow inside. Key Lime Pie is world famous for a just right tart taste.


4 eggs
1 can Condensed Milk
1/3 cup Key Lime Juice

Beat the yolk of 4 eggs and the white of one until thick. Add the condensed milk and beat again. Add the lime juice and beat until thick. Beat the 3 remaining egg whites until dry and fold in the mixture. Pour into a baked pie shell. Separate two eggs, beat the whites with two tablespoons of sugar until stiff and forms peaks, spread on top of pie and bake in oven until meringue is brown.

The description on the back of the postcard reads:

This is the authentic key lime pie dessert famous the world over. It is a slightly tart key limey taste which cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Key limes are grown only in the Florida keys. Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk.

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One Response to Key Lime Pie Recipe Card

Published 13 March, 2011 in 12:11 pm

I have this postcard! OMG LOL… I bought it when I was 8 years old on a trip to Key West with my family….to tell the truth, I just thought the picture was pretty. Never sent it, just kept it in my collection…I later lived in Key West…make this same recipe without the added egg white, and without meringue..whipped creme tastes better. This can be frozen also just fine..

If there are no access to key limes, I have found that using 1/2 lemon juice and 1/2 persian lime juice tastes very similar to key limes…

It’s got the right amount of tartness that makes the difference!

Thank you for blast from the past^^

I have to make a pie now, just because^^

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