Recipes from The British Virgin Islands: Fresh Lime Pie

Recipes from The British Virgin Islands

Fresh Lime Pie

Country: British Virgin Islands
Course: Dessert
Makes: 8-10 servings


  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 small can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime zest from 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the wafer crumbs with the butter and sugar and press down into the bottom of a pie pan. Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the crust is just starting to brown. Let cool.
  2. Put the eggs into a small mixing bowl and beat until they are thick and pale yellow. Stir the eggs into the condensed milk.
  3. Add the lime juice and rind and pour over the crust. Set aside.
  4. Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until the whites begin to thicken. Slowly add the sugar and continue to beat until you get stiff peaks.
  5. Spread the egg whites gently over the lime filling.
  6. Bake at 350 for 15 to 25 minutes, or until the meringue begins to brown.