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Creamy Lime Pie is a cool, creamy dessert with sweet cream cheese, tangy lime and a salty crushed pretzel crust. Make it no-bake with a store bought crust for an easy summer dessert recipe! You may also like our pink lemonade squares.
Have you ever been on a cruise? This past winter, our family went on our first cruise. Kids and all. It was quite an experience and a different type of vacation than we had ever had before, but we loved it! One of the best parts of the cruise? The food! Honestly, I was expecting the food to taste very “cafeteria-like”, but I was wrong. Everything was high quality and tasted so fantastic. You really can’t beat cheesecake after breakfast, after all.
We got to experience so much new foods while on the ship, but one of the best things I tried was key lime pie. Can you believe I had never had it before? I fell in love with that sweet & tangy flavor my first bite. This Creamy Lime Pie is a simplified almost-no-bake version of the classic key lime pie. I call this a “cheater” version since its lime flavor comes from frozen limeade concentrate. I know, I know. So deceiving. But this pie is too good to pass up. Trust me.
I call this pie “almost-no-bake” because of the crust. I wanted to be a little creative and try a pretzel crust, which needed to be baked for about 15 minutes. Which of course means this recipe is officially not no-bake. I loved the pretzel crust because it added that buttery, salty layer to this sweet pie.
If it is crazy hot where you are and you just don’t want to turn on the oven for even 15 minutes, pick up a graham cracker crust or another of your favorite crusts at the grocery store and whip up this creamy, tangy, fluffy goodness to fill up your pie crust.
Here’s another hint: Be sure to beat your softened cream cheese using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer to get it nice and creamy. When you are ready to add the milk, put the milk in the microwave for just a short time, 20 seconds or so, to get the chill off the milk. This way your cream cheese won’t lump back up when you add cold milk to the mixture. If you do those couple of steps, your pie should turn out nice and smooth!