No Bake Key Lime Pie




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Introduction

Indulge in the tangy and refreshing flavors of a No-Bake Key Lime Pie, a simple yet delightful dessert that requires no oven time. With a smooth and creamy filling, this pie is the perfect treat for any occasion, especially when you’re looking for something quick and easy to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Why Make This Recipe

Making a no-bake dessert like Key Lime Pie saves time and effort, perfect for those moments when you want a delicious treat without the hassle of baking. The zesty key lime flavor combined with the creamy texture of the filling makes this pie a popular choice for summer gatherings or whenever you crave a light and citrusy dessert.

How to Make No-Bake Key Lime Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups (126 g) graham cracker crumbs (about 10-12 crushed graham cracker sheets)
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup (121 g) key lime juice (about 12 key limes)
  • Fresh key lime slices (for garnish)
  • Whipped cream (for garnish)

Directions:

  • In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice, mix until combined.
  • Pour the filling over the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour up to overnight.
  • Garnish with key lime slices and whipped cream.

How to Serve No-Bake Key Lime Pie

Serve chilled, straight from the refrigerator for a cool and refreshing experience. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of fresh key lime for an extra burst of citrus flavor.

How to Store No-Bake Key Lime Pie

Cover the pie with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s best enjoyed within 2-3 days to maintain freshness and flavor.

Tips to Make No-Bake Key Lime Pie

  • Use fresh key limes for the juice for the best flavor.
  • Allow the pie to chill for at least an hour to set properly before serving.
  • Customize the sweetness by adjusting the amount of sweetened condensed milk to suit your preference.

FAQs

  1. Can I use bottled lime juice instead of fresh key lime juice? Fresh key lime juice is recommended for the best flavor, but bottled lime juice can be used as a substitute.
  2. How can I make a gluten-free version of this pie? Use gluten-free graham crackers for the crust to make the pie gluten-free.
  3. Can I freeze this pie for later? Yes, you can freeze the pie for up to a month. Thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.

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