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No Bake Key Lime Pie

This no bake key lime pie is the perfect easy pie recipe for summer. It has a crunchy graham cracker crust, and a creamy filling with a delicious tanginess thanks to fresh lime juice and zest. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword No Bake Key Lime Pie, No Bake Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 6 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 1/4 cups graham crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted

Key Lime Pie Filling

  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • one envelope gelatin powder*
  • 8 oz cream cheese , room temperature
  • one 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

  • In a medium bowl stir together the graham crumbs and sugar. Stir in the melted butter.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan. 
  • Place in the fridge as you make the filling.

Key Lime Pie Filling

  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Add the lime juice and gelatin to a small bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, or until almost boiling. Stir to dissolve the gelatin. 
  • In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until soft.
  • Beat in sweetened condensed milk and lime juice mixture.
  • Then fold in the whipped cream until even. 
  • Pour the mixture over the prepared crust, spread the top smooth and place in the fridge to set for at least 6 hours.
  • Decorate with whipped cream and lime slices. 

Notes

*One envelope of powdered gelatin is equivalent to about 2 1/2 teaspoons. If using sheet gelatin, you’ll need 1 sheet. Soak the sheet in cold water for 5-10 minutes. Then add the sheet to the bowl of lime juice and heat the mixture to dissolve the sheet.
Store the pie in the fridge covered for up to 4 days.