Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Saturday, 12th February 2011

I’ve been drooling over Mowie’s Oreo® Key Lime Pie since he shared his recipe last fall. Unfortunately getting Key Limes in my area has proved to be quite difficult. Imagine my surprise when I finally spotted (or so I thought) a precious few at my local market.

A photo of Oreo® Key Lime Pie with a dollop of Sweetened Whipped Cream.

I prepared my Oreo® Crust, popped it in the oven and proceeded to begin working on my filling.  But immediately I knew there was a problem!

A photo of Key Limes tumbling out of a mesh green bag.

The more I looked at my limes the more I thought something wasn’t right (I wish I would’ve realized this before leaving the market). I recalled a conversation I had a few months back with one of the market employees.

A photo of two Oreo® Key Lime Pie desserts with key limes in the background.

At the time I wanted to know if the market ever stocked them, what they looked like and what the difference was between the Key Lime and the regular Persian Lime. The conversation pretty much went like this, “Yes we stock them but very rarely”, “They sell out very quickly” and “You will be able to spot them because they’re smaller (about 1 to 2 inches in diameter) than the regular limes”.

A photo of a martini glass filled with Key Limes.

Obviously when I was at the market that day and noticed the sign for “Key Limes” I was thrilled.  So much so, that I couldn’t fill my bag quickly enough with the rare emerald gems. In my excitement I didn’t realize that what I was putting in my basket wasn’t the coveted Key Limes at all, but merely the regular Persian Limes.

A photo of two Key Lime Pie desserts.

A few choice words later I placed a call to the market and learned that “We ran out of key limes” and “Oops we forgot to remove the sign over the basket!”  Oy vey!  But then he added, “But I have good news! We do have one bag tucked away in the back”. Well at that point it was 7:15 pm, the market closed at 8 and I had no vehicle (I live with two teenagers.  Need I say more?).

A photo of a Key Lime Pie with an Oreo® Crust and a dollop of Sweetened Whipped Cream.

Now what?  I could’ve tucked everything away and prepared my filling and assembled the pies the next day but I’ve been waiting a very long time to indulge in an Oreo® Key Lime Pie.

A photo of Key Limes place in a row.

Want to know my description of a good friend?  Someone who drives halfway across town on a super tight schedule to pick up key limes and delivers them to your doorstep!

A photo of Key Lime Pie made with the best key lime pie recipe.

What an ordeal!  Finally, after months of waiting and drooling, and an evening of scrambling, I finally satisfied my craving and enjoyed (immensely I might add) an Oreo® Key Lime Pie. Wow, Mowie!  You were right when you described this dessert as “pure bliss on a plate!”  Creamy, tangy, smooth filling with an Oreo® Crust and a large dollop of fluffy sweetened whipped cream.  Absolutely divine.

A close up photo of an Oreo® Key Lime Pie.

Thank you, Oreos.

Thank you, Canadian market for key limes in February.

Thank you, good friend.

And most of all, thank you, Mowie!

A photo of an Oreo® Key Lime Pie with a dollop of Sweetened Whipped Cream and garnished with a Key Lime slice.

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Comments (32)

32 Responses to “Oreo® Key Lime Pie”

  1. Lauren at KeepItSweet Says:

    Your pictures look amazing with that black background!

  2. Shelby Says:

    Oh the things we do for those we love! :) Gorgeos photos!

  3. Grace Says:

    Thanks Shelby – happy you were able to follow thru even with the SU problem.

  4. Grace Says:

    Thank you Lauren, I am starting to favour the black, think I need to change it up a bit, but I like it too.

  5. Christina Says:

    Your friend ROCKS! And so does this pie! yum!!!

  6. fooddreamer Says:

    Well, now that is an extremely good friend you have there! I am so glad you were actually able to get the right limes, especially since the crust was all prepared. This is a gorgeous recipe, I am wondering how I might low-carbify it for me.

  7. Cookin' Canuck Says:

    It looks like you had lots of fun taking these wonderful photos. And the dessert..oh my!

  8. Tom Ogletree Says:

    Grace I love Key Lime Pie and this looks Killer. Key limes are tough to get. I used to be able to buy Key Lime Juice but that’s tough to find as well.

    Mouth is watering outta control here

  9. Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having Says:

    That is a good friend! The pie looks gorgeous!

  10. Grace Says:

    Hey Tom great to hear from you, this is an easy one, you’ll have to get Ann to make it for you!! Tell Ann I will call her tomorrow. Luv you guys, big hugs and kisses!

  11. Carolyn b Says:

    These looks amazing! Hope you saved some for your friend! Too bad we don’t get key limes Down Under cos I’d love to make these cuties. Nevertheless, thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. sara Says:

    Wow, this looks so amazing….yum yum yum! Love the combination of chocolate and lime.

  13. Grace Says:

    But of course!

  14. briarrose Says:

    Oh this looks good…..oreo’s and lime…what a wonderful combination.

  15. Kita Says:

    After my recent move to… oh, 5 miles west of where I was, I can say the ‘local’ shows never have the fresh produce I need (if any at all). It says a lot about what the people right here eat. I always drive back to the market in front of my parents house :/. Your pies look great though and Im glad you could finally get a hold of the limes :)

  16. Grace Says:

    Thanks Kita, I am really looking forward to Spring and fresh local produce.

  17. Marly Says:

    I love key lime pie. I’m so glad you persevered to get those key limes. These pics are beautiful!

  18. Sandra Says:

    Definitely worth the extra hassle. Gorgeous pics and love the black background. Very creative.

  19. Grace Says:

    Thanks Sandra I enjoyed this shoot, the limes are so vibrant.

  20. Tracey Says:

    Beautiful photos, I’m inspired to try this one!

  21. sheila Says:

    This recipe sounds delicious and looks beautiful !
    I do not have small springform pans. Could I ues a large size 9 to 10 in.spreinform pan? If so how long should I leave it in oven ?

  22. Grace Says:

    Hi Sheila, most definitely you can use a large springform, I would bake for the same amount of time, maybe a few minutes more, just nudge the pan a little and if it jiggles a little in the middle it is done. Make sure to chill for a few hours afterwards before serving.

  23. Trixie Says:

    This recipe is succulently delicious! I tried this for the 1st time last weekend, and had great success! thanks for the wonderful recipe. Personally, i love the taste of it, the oreo bits match beautifully with the sour lime filling! However i get very mixed review. Some love it while others find it either too sweet or sour. Do you have similar feedback?

  24. Grace Says:

    Trixie I had the same type of feedback when I served it a couple of weeks ago. I love it too but I did have a few that felt it was a little too sweet but they said it wouldn’t stop them from indulging again. Did you make them in the 4 1/2 inch springform pans? If yes, do you think the portion size may be a little too much because of the sweetness? I’m wondering if a smaller portion size would be better.

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  26. Kris Says:

    Do you just use the cookie part of the Oreos with the white filling removed or the entire cookie? I am thinking of trying it without the filling in an effort to minimize the sweetness. My sister is hosting Thanksgiving and I want to make something just for her. She LOVES key lime pie and her pregnancy cravings for Oreos are legendary in our family. These sound perfect!

  27. Grace Says:

    I used the cream but it would taste just as good without and the texture of the crumb would be fine. Not sure if the Oreo Cookie Crumbs/Oreo Baking Crumbs are available in your area but they are a staple in my pantry, this would save you from having to scrape out the cream.

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  31. Susan Says:

    I have 10 for dinner and wondered whether this would be OK made as a big tart instead of individual tarts. Also, is the flavour of Key Limes very different from Persian limes? I have a ton of ‘normal’ limes to use up and key limes, as you mentioned, are hard to find.

  32. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    Hi Susan, yes you can prepare as a full tart but the flavour profile will be different (but still good) if you use Persian limes. The flavours are different, key limes are more acidic and the bitterness gives them a unique flavour. I did notice bottled key lime juice the last time I was at the market, the juice could be used as an alternative if you can find it in your area. I didn’t realize it was even an option and I’m not sure of its readily available. By the way you won’t need as many Persian limes.

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