You may want to think twice before ordering a piece of Key lime pie for dessert. While a fruit pie may sound healthy, this pie tends to be high in fat, sugar and calories. Making a healthier version at home will allow you to get a taste of this treat without consuming quite as many calories.
A classic recipe for Key lime pie uses a pastry crust; a filling made with eggs, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice; and a sweetened whipped cream topping. Each piece of this pie contains between 520 calories and 620 calories, depending on the recipe. If you use a graham cracker crust and unsweetened whipped cream to make the pie, each piece will have about 518 calories. A healthier Key lime pie uses a low-fat graham cracker crust, no whipped topping and a mix of gelatin and fat-free yogurt in place of the eggs. Each piece of this pie has only about 235 calories.