No Bake Key Lime Pie


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No Bake Key Lime Pie uses minimal ingredients and is completely ready in just 15 minutes. A graham cracker crust is filled with a sweet and tangy lime cheesecake filling to create an amazing combination of flavors.

During the hot summer days, no-bake desserts like No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake and No Bake Strawberry Pie are the perfect treat.

overhead of a whole key lime pie in a graham crust in a clear pie plate garnished with lime slices

Hello! It’s Valentina sharing my favorite homemade Key Lime Pie Recipe.

Key Lime Pie

With summer in full swing, no-bake desserts are our favorite. They are so easy to make and always a crowd pleaser for kids and adults alike. No bake desserts are always a winner, especially this key lime pie recipe. The cheesecake filling, from the zest and juices of the lime, combined with the sweetness of the condensed milk gives the pie so many amazing flavors in every bite.

Whenever I make this easy key lime pie recipe, we barely give it enough time to set and it’s gone. It’s one of our favorite summertime desserts! And since it is a no-bake dessert, it’s basically foolproof.

overhead shot of key lime pie ingredients of limes, cream cheese, condensed milk, butter, and graham crumbs, garnished with lime zest with a zester

How to Make No Bake Key Lime Pie

CRUST: Though you can substitute store-bought crust, this homemade crust is extremely easy to make (and kids love helping).

  1. Crush graham crackers in a zip top bag with a rolling pin or a food processor.
  2. Stir in butter and press crumb mixture into the bottom and sides of the pan.

FILLING: This easy filling is made with just 5 ingredients!

  1. Combine filling ingredients until creamy and spread evenly over crust.
  2. Top with lime zest, whipped cream or lime slices.

Allow the pie to chill at least 4 hours in the refrigerator or overnight before serving.

TIPS: Add parchment paper to the bottom of the pan for neater and easier removal of pie pieces. For clean slices, run the knife under warm water after each cut.

Slice of key lime pie on a plate with a bite missing and a spoon of key lime pie

How Long Will It Last

The pie may be kept covered and refrigerated 2-3 days. The crust will get softer the longer it’s stored.

If freezing, this pie will last well for up to 2-3 months. Thaw the frozen key lime pie overnight in the refrigerator and top with the desired garnish before serving. This key lime pie dessert is a great option to make and freeze if you’re prepping for a party and want to start baking early.

TIP: Frozen key lime pie is also a great option to serve partially frozen during the hot summer days for a cool treat and is always a hit at parties!

Close up of a Key Lime Pie in a graham crust garnished with lime slices, lime zest, and mint leaves.

More Delicious No-Bake Desserts

No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Valentina Ablaev
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe uses minimal ingredients and is ready in just 15 minutes. The graham cracker crust with the sweet and tangy lime cheesecake filling is an amazing combination of flavors.

Ingredients

Crust
  • 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crushed
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
Pie
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

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Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine crushed graham crackers and melted butter. Press firmly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish.

  2. Combine the softened cream cheese with condensed milk, lime juice, sugar and lime zest in a bowl until creamy and well incorporated.

  3. Pour the cheesecake pie filling over the crust. Spread evenly and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight.

  4. Garnish as desired with limes, lime zest, or whipped cream.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 350, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 237mg, Potassium: 177mg, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 16.2%, Vitamin C: 3.4%, Calcium: 12.3%, Iron: 3.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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This easy Key Lime Pie Recipe is made from only 5 ingredients and is a no bake dessert. The graham cracker crust combined with the sweet lime cheesecake pie filling are sure to become a hit! #spendwithpennies #keylimepie #nobake #dessert #classicrecipe
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Valentina is a busy wife and mom of five children. She immigrated from Ukraine to the US as a young girl. Growing up, she was accustomed to foods of the Russian (European) cuisine. When she got married and had her own kitchen, she really started to experiment with different foods and cuisines and fell in love with creating recipes combining unique flavors. She now runs a blog, Valentina’s Corner, where she shares her passion and love for from-scratch food, creating content and sharing it with others

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