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Overhead view of an entire no bake key lime pie with whipped cream and lime slices to decorate.

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


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


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. 


*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.