Maui’s Very Own Key Lime Pie Souvenir {Guest Post}

I will always remember and treasure the vacation to Maui I shared with my husband. Snorkeling at Kapalua Bay proved an awesome adventure. Swimming in less than 10 feet of water was comparable to entering an aquarium. What an amazing sight to behold with the number of colorful tropical fish swimming around without a care in the world.

The Kapalua Resort my husband and I stayed at had a number of hiking trails that led to the peaks of the mountains. Imagine looking out over the bay in the evening from this destination. Gazing out toward the ocean and at the hills across the bay with nothing to ruin the view. The sunset was breathtaking!

Dining was another unforgettable experience and the Plantation House, also apart of some of the top hotels in Maui, was nothing short of amazing. The venue offers multiple course meals prepared with ingredients grown on local farms. The chef skillfully combines traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a hint of Hawaiian flavors, which results in a scrumptious masterpiece. The many tropical fruits grown here make an appearance in everything from cocktails and salads to desserts. The key lime pie in particular was simply mouth watering. Wanting to share the tastes of the islands with family and friends, I obtained this popular local recipe.

Key Lime Pie Recipe 



  • 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ stick of butter or margarine melted


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of key lime juice

For the crust: Combine all of the ingredients in a 9-inch pie plate and spread evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove when done and let cool. A store bought pre-made graham cracker pie shell also works in a pinch.

For the filling: Mix the egg yolks and the condensed milk in a bowl until well blended. Stir in the key lime juice. If the filling does not taste tart enough, add more juice as desired. Pour the mixture into the pie plate and refrigerate for about one hour. Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. When removed the filling should jiggle similar to Jell-O. Allow cooling for approximately 15 minutes and refrigerating until serving time.

I hope you enjoy this dessert as much my family and I do!

 About the Author of this Guest Post:

Kendra is a long time travel expert who has been traveling since she was 3 months old!  Her passion for travel is only eclipsed by her passion for three beautiful children. She’s been lucky to combine the two, and is often featured as an expert in family, luxury and adventure travel for FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CW networks.

Kendra has been to 28 countries on 6 continents, and has been quoted in the news about seasonal travel trends and destinations all over the United States. Stepping out of the corporate spotlight to take on a role of being the number one mom and wife to a family of three, she has found her utmost desire in life is in her own home. She has mixed her excitement for travel by bringing the taste of authentic cuisine to her own home with unique recipes.

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  1. I love, love, love key lime pie, but it's so hard to find around here.
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    • I have never been a fan of it … but I'll have to try it again because it's been years since I have and you know your taste buds change all the time.

  2. jnine0712 says:

    I absolutely love Key Lime Pie and so pinned this one to try. Thanks for the wonderful guest post and Happy Thursday!!!
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  3. jamiehodgerson says:

    I need more key lime pie in my life.

  4. Looks great!

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  5. That's it?!? That's all it takes to create that yummy goodness? Seriously, I'm in. Key Lime pie is a dessert we always get if we're poking around south Florida (they've got it everywhere down there). Thanks for sharing.

  6. That looks delicious! i have never been to Hawaii but would love to… My friend recently went there for her honeymoon and seeing her pictures makes me so want to experience it all!!
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    • Hawaii is beautiful. I know the islands well and it makes me homesick thinking about them. I can't wait to take Reagan!