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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!
Any idea of the substitution of real lime juice for the concentrate?
I always just buy a graham cracker crust chocolate or regular , mix a can of sweetened condensed milk ,1/2 cup of lime /lemon juice and add 8oz of cream cheese. Pour it in the crust and refrigerate it at least for an hour . I will try your recipe and compare it ,thank you for posting it .
Saw this recipe and knew I had to try it. I had graham cracker crust in fridge so decided to go with that. The only change to recipe was a box of KEY LIME COCONUT instant pudding I had in the cupboard so subbed that for vanilla pudding. It certainly upped the tartness and pie was a big hit with all who enjoyed. I also sprinkled a bit of toasted coconut on top.
Love this! Would it work with fresh whipped cream instead of cool whip?
I made this tonight. It was very good. It wasn’t quite as sour as I would have liked, so I added lime juice. Next time I will add some lime zest as well. I made it for a dinner with friends.
Is there anything better than a nice big slice of lime pie in the summer?! I don’t think so! Love this!
i love key lime pie. this sounds great!
That cruise sounds fantastic and this recipe looks really great! I’ve never tried key lime pie either, but I think I should as soon as possible :).
Good call on the pretzel crust!! 🙂 Love the cream cheese lime filling too!
I absolutely LOVE key lime pie – it was our dessert of choice at every restaurant on our honeymoon! I love this yummy no-bake version and can’t wait to try it!
OM Goodness – I love how simple this is and the tangy flavor of lime – it looks pretty too!