Lowcountry Recipes: Key Lime Kelly Pie

This special recipe comes from Mary Bishop, who attended Coker College and worked in the cafeteria there to help put herself through school.

This pie is a feast for the eyes – and the tastebuds!

The cook, named Kelly, made a wonderful lime pie, which she loved. When she graduated from Coker in 1957, his gift to her was his recipe for “Kelly Pie”. And now we share it with you.


  • 1 can nonfat condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1 cup Cool Whip


Mix condensed milk, lime juice, and lime zest together (it will get thick). Fold in Cool Whip. Place in a graham cracker crust or a baked pie shell. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe shared with ESPB by Elizabeth Bishop Later,  A Place Called Home