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Key Lime Pie with Coconut Macaroon Crust

Key Lime Pie with Coconut Macaroon Crust-the sweet coconut macaroon crust makes this key lime pie extra special! 

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Today is Josh’s birthday! Happy Birthday Josh! To celebrate, I made him a Key Lime Pie with Coconut Macaroon Crust. We celebrated yesterday so I could share Josh’s birthday dessert with you today! I didn’t have to twist his arm to eat pie a day early:)

Josh isn’t a huge dessert fan, I know, what is wrong with him? :) He loves lime desserts though. I am always trying to come up with new lime recipes for him. A few of his favorites include: Key Lime Pie, Key Lime Tart, Coconut Lime Cupcakes, Lime Bars, and Lime Coconut Snowballs. He is a lime lover!

I wanted to mix things up this year so I created a coconut macaroon crust to go with his favorite key lime pie filling! Josh loves coconut too so I knew he would love my twist on the traditional key lime pie. And you really can’t go wrong with the coconut and lime combo! They are a match made in heaven!

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To get the pie party started, I used my favorite coconut macaroon recipe. Instead of making cookies, I pressed the coconut mixture into a pie pan! I wasn’t sure it would work, but my fingers were crossed:) I partially baked the crust so it would set up a bit before putting in my filling.

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Next, I whisked up a tart key lime filling to go inside my sweet coconut macaroon crust. I baked the pie and pulled it out! It looked perfect! The crust was light golden brown and the key lime filling was smooth and set!

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I let the pie chill in the fridge for about an hour and then it was time to slice the pie…and see if my new creation worked:) The pie sliced beautifully! I gave the first slice to the birthday boy and he didn’t hesitate to dig in with his fork. He loved the pie! Yahoo! My new lime dessert was a success!

I enjoyed a piece too! I will warn you, this pie is super sweet, so cut small pieces…or enjoy a big piece and go into a sugar coma. Josh didn’t seem to mind his big piece:)

Key Lime Pie with Coconut Macaroon Crust is a fun twist on the classic pie! It is fun to mix things up every once in awhile! We love this pie and I think you will too! Enjoy!

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Key Lime Pie with Coconut Macaroon Crust

Yield: Serves 8-10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes, plus 1 hour chill time

Key Lime Pie with a sweet coconut macaroon crust! The lime and coconut combination is a winner! We love this twist on the classic pie!


For the Coconut Macaroon Crust:
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups sweetened coconut

For the Key Lime Filling:
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
Zest of 1 large lime
1/2 cup lime juice


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

2. First, make the crust. In a large bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until combined. Add in the coconut and mix well. Press coconut mixture into prepared pie pan. Make sure you press the mixture up the sides to form a nice pie crust. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

3. To make the key lime pie filling, in a medium bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. Whisk until well combined. Add in the lime zest, and lime juice. Whisk until smooth. Pour filling over the coconut macaroon crust.

4. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until filing is set and the coconut crust is golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack. When cool, chill the pie in the refrigerator. The filling will set up as it cools. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

Note-if you can't find key limes you can use regular limes for the juice. You can also use bottled key lime juice if you wish.

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65 Responses to “Key Lime Pie with Coconut Macaroon Crust”

  1. Librarian Lavender — May 9, 2014 @ 3:57 am

    This pie looks really, really good! Perfect for a hot summer day!

  2. This pie has literally got my name ALL over it. Lime coconutty goodness

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 9, 2014 @ 5:32 am

    What a beautiful pie! Pinned! It looks so refreshing!

  4. Erica — May 9, 2014 @ 6:25 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your key lime bars, so I must make this. You know my Josh is a key lime fan too. LOVE the looks of the crust!

  5. Happy birthday John! My hubby isn’t a big dessert fan either. He always complains when I develop too many cookies or sweet recipes. I dont understand.
    This is GORG! Love key lime and coconut! Pinned!

  6. Chloe @ foodlikecake — May 9, 2014 @ 7:16 am

    I love key lime pie so I think this is amazing!

  7. Wanda — May 9, 2014 @ 8:16 am

    I think you might have something here. Time to buy limes!

  8. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — May 9, 2014 @ 8:32 am

    What a great way to change up key lime pie.

  9. Jenny Flake — May 9, 2014 @ 8:39 am

    Happy Happy Birthday to Josh! Have a wonderful weekend! The pie looks to die for!

  10. Frankie — May 9, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    Happy Birthday Josh! Today is my birthday too! I think I need this key lime pie to celebrate today . . . it looks amazing. Yum!

  11. Aimee @ Simple Bites — May 9, 2014 @ 9:15 am

    WOW! I’m so excited for summer pies and this is the perfect way to kick things off!

  12. Oh, Maria. This looks fantastic. Love the coconut macaroon crust with the key lime!

  13. omg this looks amazing! key lime pie is my favorite dessert too.

  14. I love that coconut macaroon crust! What a perfect summertime treat. What I wouldn’t give for a slice!

  15. Julie @ Table for Two — May 9, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    Love the coconut macaroon crust!! Genius!

  16. Heather Christo — May 9, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    This is pretty much my dream pie Maria. Key lime pie mixed with a macaroon is s seriously heaven in a slice!

  17. Dena Norton — May 9, 2014 @ 10:47 am

    Brilliant combo of macaroons and key lime – can’t wait to try it out!

  18. Rachel — May 9, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    Cool idea!

  19. In love with that crust!

  20. Jodee Weiland — May 9, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    This key lime pie looks wonderful! Happy Birthday to Josh…he’s very lucky to have such a delicious treat to celebrate his birthday. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Gaby — May 9, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    A very happy birthday to Josh and I would like this pie all to myself!

  22. Totally genius! Love the twist! Also, happy birthday to Josh and good luck with your parties!

  23. Martha in KS — May 9, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    Happy Birthday, Josh. Happy Mother’s Day, Maria.

  24. Momwithkids — May 9, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    The coconuts are brilliant and this is a very beautiful and clean recipe. We use coconuts often in our women’s group, we also use the cold pressed 100% coconut oil for cooking. One woman actually lost weight by including coconuts into her meals.

  25. Annabelle — May 9, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    Thanks so much for the gluten-free recipe, as my husband has celiac disease. However, some of our friends are lactose-free too. Is there a substitute for condensed milk? Thanks!

  26. Oh yes, you’re so right about coconut and lime! What a wonderful, warm-weather combo, I pinned this and can’t wait to make it. Happy Birthday to Josh! :)

  27. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 9, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    Beautiful pie, love the coconut crust!

  28. MaryBeth — May 9, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    Your emails have stopped coming to me:( I signed on again and still no emails.

  29. Laurie — May 9, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

    The recipe looks good. But Key Lime Pie, is supposed to have Key Limes in it.

  30. Linda — May 9, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

    I loved the scones you did on the today show. It was neat seeing you. I tell everyone I know a celebrity.

  31. Gorgeous Pie! A coconut crust ….What?! Love it!

  32. Julie Scriver — May 10, 2014 @ 8:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Josh! Your Key Lime Pie looks great! I have an old recipe for Key Lime Pie that is made with separated eggs and whipped cream. It creates a very light and airy pie with a nice tang. I have never seen this recipe in any book or website. The book I found it in was printed in Australia. I have cut down on the sugar, made it with Splenda and low cal whip topping. It keeps on turning out great. I’ll have to try your crust, I love coconut.

  33. Elizebeth — May 11, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    Love the coconut macaroon crust idea! Lime and coconut = Mmm! Great spring or summer dessert!

  34. Meg — May 11, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    made this for my hubby last night and he LOVED it- thanks for another awesome recipe! :)

  35. Kristen Duke — May 11, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

    GREAT idea for a macaroon crust! Can’t wait to try this out!

  36. Carol at Wild Goose Tea — May 12, 2014 @ 1:52 am

    Extra Happy Birthday Josh, because you are the impetus for this recipe. I tagged this recipe even before I read it. I KNEW it was a winner. And boy howdy did my theorgy get substantiated after I read the recipe. A stunning simple dessert.

  37. Annie @Maebells — May 12, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    Oh this is awesome! I totally agree, you definitely cannot go wrong with a lime and coconut combo!

  38. BJ Morton — May 12, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    I made this pie for Mother’s Day and I must have done something wrong. I pre-baked the crust but it was waaayyyy to thick and wasn’t done. I was so disappointed. The filling was really good although I was a little heavy handed with the green food coloring. My grandkids thought it was funny. Maybe I’ll try again.

  39. This is so unique! I love it!

  40. Mariana Rosa — May 13, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

    Hey There!

    here in Brazil we have a really traditional lemon pie, and the filling is done with the ratio of the juice of one lemon for can of condensed milk. The juice and the condensed milk transform in some kind of mousse, and you don’t have to cook it!

    kudos for the recipe, I loved it!

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