Small Recipes...Key Lime Pie in Loaf Pan

Pie in a loaf pan sound strange? Well after I saw this I decided I had to try it. It hits all the checkpoints for me. I like Key Lime Pie but it is way too much pie for one person even giving some of it away. This makes five pieces and the loaf pan fits great in my Breville counter top oven. Also I used GF graham cracker crumbs so that I and my daughter could both eat it. As we are both diagnosed Celiac suffers we have to be careful and not eat dishes with gluten in them.

 I did find that the GF cracker crumbs do not require all of the butter called for in the recipe so will cut back some next time I make it. It is a denser filling than I have had but still good.

 If you notice the clips on the pan with the parchment paper, that is a Martha Stewart trick and it works so well. Keeps that paper from sliding around when you are pouring something into a pan. I used regular limes as I didn’t find any Key Limes at the stores.

Key Lime Pie Recipe in a Loaf Pan

A small key lime pie recipe made in a loaf pan.


8 whole graham cracker sheets
3 tablespoons (1.5 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
1.5 tablespoons granulated sugar
For the filling:
1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
3 large egg yolks
2 to 3 limes to make 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus the zest (Regular limes)

Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Line a 9x5" bread loaf pan with parchment paper with overhanding sides to use as handles to lift out the pie later. Spray the pan with cooking spray.
  • Next, in a food processor, combine the graham crackers, melted butter and sugar. Pulse until the crumbs are fine.
  • Press the graham cracker crumbs into the pan, Bake for 10 minutes, and let cool. Leave the oven on.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, citrus juice and egg yolks (reserve the egg whites for another use). Grate the zest of 1 lime into the mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Pour the filling into the crust and slide it back into the oven for 18-20 minutes.
  • When the pie is done, it will be very slightly jiggly.
  • Let the pie cool to room temperature, cover it with plastic wrap loosely, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve the pie with whipped cream and extra freshly grated lime zest on top.

          YIELD: 5 SLICES OF PIE


  1. Replies
    1. I have found a few more recipes on the internet that call for a loaf pan instead buying smaller pans. Works quite well for recipes you are cutting down on the amount of servings.

  2. That Key Lime Pie looks Delicious.
    I have made lasagna in a loaf pan before and even made a cheesecake in loaf pans. They are great when making small portions, especially for hubby & myself.

    1. Hi Colleen, Glad to see you are posting. Texas is really getting hit, feel sorry for all of you.
      I have tried the cheesecake but had not thought of Lasagna. That sounds like a good idea. Keep well and cool in the heat you all are having.

  3. Been in triple digits and then adding the heat index on top of that yet with no's a killer for sure. With heat index yester it was like 112 deg. :{ I go out in early morning hours and by 9:30 - 10:00 it's time to come in. I'm in process of refinishing a table so finished sanding the whole thing this morning. Next come staining & putting on 3 coats of sealer.

    Found a small can of pineapple rings and jar of cherries in pantry so hopefully early in the morning I will be making a loaf pineapple upside down cake. No using a cake mix so will make batter from scratch.

    You stay safe, stay healthy and keep cool.

    1. That sounds like a LOT of work in the heat. Stay safe and inside in the heat. We haven't hit 100 degrees yet, thank goodness, though we have been in the 90"s.

  4. Loaf pan Key Lime Pie sounds easy & good.

  5. Myrna Myrna Myrna, been trying to comment on your blog for months! Love everything about Iowa...hidden gem of a state.

    1. Sorry you have had trouble posting a comment and glad you kept at it.

  6. Love the idea of cutting wedges from a loaf pan! I've never made a line dessert. This would be fun to whip up. I love graham cracker crusts.(I've had trouble posting as well. I've typed and published comments, but they never posted.)

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