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No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe

This No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe is a sweet but tangy summer dessert you’ll want to make again and again!

 

No bake Key lime pie

 

Key lime pie is just one of those flavors that screams “summer”, don’t you think? Not just the beginning of summer but the dog days of summer too, those days so hot and dry that all you want to do is sit in front of the air conditioning or lay next to the pool. That’s the essence of the key lime pie flavor. (Am I the only one that associates certain flavors with certain types of days like that?!)

 

As we head into late summer, we’re definitely in the perfect time of year for key lime pie….and also the perfect time of the year to not heat up the oven. That’s why I love this No Bake Key Lime Pie recipe so much. No hot kitchen and a delicious dessert to enjoy by the pool.

 

icebox key lime pie

 

Now, to be clear, you do have the option of making this No Bake Key Lime Pie 100% no bake by purchasing a graham cracker pie crust or making it as an Icebox Key Lime Pie with a homemade vanilla wafer crust. Both ways are delicious and honestly, whether or not I make my own crust depends entirely on how lazy I’m feeling.

 

icebox key lime pie

 

Either way, the filling of this No Bake Key Lime Pie can be whipped together in just a few minutes and tastes so refreshing. I love serving this up in the summer to guests at parties or just enjoying a slice by the pool. Now that I’ve shared it with friends, I get requests to make it all the time!

 

easy key lime pie recipe

 

What Is the Difference Between Key Lime Juice and Lime Juice?  Key limes and limes are not the same. Key limes originated in Asia and are smaller, with a thin yellowish skin. The difference in the juice between key lime juice and lime juice is small but important when making desserts like this icebox key lime pie. Key lime juice is much more aromatic with a stronger, bolder flavor.

 

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No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe

 

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No Bake Key Lime Pie - Icebox Pie

No Bake Key Lime Pie

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This easy and oh-so-yummy Key Lime Pie is the ultimate summer dessert! It’s a no bake key lime pie if you use a store-bought crust. (If you prefer a homemade crust, I’ve included a fabulous recipe made with vanilla wafer cookies!)


Ingredients

Scale

Crust:

  • +/-  40 vanilla wafer cookies
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 ½ tbsp. sugar

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup key lime juice (about a pound of key limes will give 1/2 to 3/4 cup of juice -room temp to release most juice)
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • (optional) Up to 3 to 4 drops each yellow and green food coloring to achieve desired coloring
  • 1 8 oz container whipped topping, divided
  • Additional lime slices and cookie crumbs for garnish

Instructions

Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine cookies, sugar and butter in a food processor and process till everything is combined.
  3. Press cookie crumb mixture into 9 inch pie plate.
  4. Bake the crust for 9 minutes.
  5. Place on rack to cool.

Filling:

  1. Zest limes to measure 3 tsp zest.
  2. Juice limes to equal ½ cup juice.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together until combined. Stir in zest and juice.
  4. Add optional food coloring until the desired color is achieved.
  5. Gently fold in whipped topping.
  6. Pour mixture into crust and refrigerate at least an hour.
  7. Garnish pie with remaining whipped topping and lime slices.

Notes

  1. For an even easier pie and completely no bake pie – use a store bought graham cracker crust.
  2. Make sure your cream cheese has come to room temp before beating – otherwise you might have lumps in the cream cheese.

Keywords: pie, dessert, lime, no bake

 

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4 Comments

  1. How much cream cheese, what size package
    Whipped topping, cool whip

  2. Hey the whipped cream is divided and some is reserved for serving but how much is folded in to the filling?

    1. I’m not at home, so I can’t check my file for exact measurements, but I would guesstimate 1/2 a cup for garnish. I’ll confirm once I’m back in my office.

  3. I made this last week, holy cow it was good!