No bake Key Lime pie - easy and sooo goood! Vanilla extract may be substituted with lemon extract.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To Make Lime Filling: In a large mixing bowl, whip cream cheese until fluffy. Add condensed milk, lime juice, lime rind, and salt. Whip until mixture is smooth. Pour into graham cracker crust. Cover with plastic wrap and chill thoroughly.

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  • To Make Topping: In a medium bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Add vanilla or lemon extract and confectioners' sugar. Continue to whip until cream forms stiff peaks. Place topping in a fine-mesh sieve and place sieve over a bowl to catch liquid that drains off. Cover topping tightly with plastic wrap and allow to drain for 2 hours.

  • Before serving, discard liquid that has drained from topping. Spread topping over pie.

Nutrition Facts

921 calories; protein 16.7g 33% DV; carbohydrates 107.6g 35% DV; fat 43.3g 67% DV; cholesterol 119.9mg 40% DV; sodium 561.2mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2003
Since moving south I've fallen in love with key lime pie and have been searching for and making recipes for this delight ever since. This has to be the best tasting one I've come across thus far. It help too that it's so easy to make. Wish there were more than 5 stars to give. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/08/2006
This alleged "dessert" is quite possibly the most dissapointing thing to come from my kitchen. The consistancy was that of old milk and it tasted of rancid potatoe salad with a bit of a lime zing. Long story short it was bad.... REALLY BAD! Read More
(4)
116 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2003
Since moving south I've fallen in love with key lime pie and have been searching for and making recipes for this delight ever since. This has to be the best tasting one I've come across thus far. It help too that it's so easy to make. Wish there were more than 5 stars to give. Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
Pretty good. More like a key lime cheescake. I don't understand why people think it was too tart--I added more lime juice and zest than the recipe called for! The wipped topping beats any you'll ever find in the store. I made a homemade graham cracker crust also. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2003
Half say too tart half say just fine. I discovered that hand squeezing made a mild key lime pie/cheesecake whereas an electric jucier made the pie more tart. I suspect more oils are extracted with the juicer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
UNBELIEVABLY SPECTACULAR! about 20 years ago I had my first piece of key lime pie at the Breakers hotel in west palm beach FLA. I have looked for years for a recipe that comes close to its excellence and tried more than 100 different recipes with no luck. Until now. This is by far the most magnificent key lime pie on the planet. My tast buds are doing the happy dance! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
My daughter wanted key lime pie for her birthday after having it at a restaurant. I ended up selecting this recipe but added more zest and more juice. It was really yummy and rich BUT in the future I would whip cream and fold it into the filling mixture and then put the works into a pie shell. It would retain the richness but have a lighter texture. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2007
I can't believe I made something that tastes this amazing! I am a key lime pie aficianado and this way the best I've ever had. And not too sweet! Very tart and delicious. I'm not sure what others are finding too sweet- it was PERFECT and I can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2003
Using reduced fat graham cracker crust low fat sweetened condensed milk and low fat whipped topping this was a delicious AND healthy dessert. Key lime pie is one of my husband's favorites and he loved it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
Being a native Floridian this really is the best I've had in a very very long time. The only change I made was that I added a topping made from mixing cream cheese cool whip and a little sugar. I spread this on after I let the pie chill overnight just before serving. It was awesome. Reminded me of a key lime pie I had in Cedar Key once. Very good recipe...thanks for it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2009
I've traveled to the Keys many times just to have Key lime pie. Had a recipe many years ago from a dear friend of mine that lived in Key West. This recipe was the bomb It was better than I have ever had.Wouldn't change a thing. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
07/08/2006
This alleged "dessert" is quite possibly the most dissapointing thing to come from my kitchen. The consistancy was that of old milk and it tasted of rancid potatoe salad with a bit of a lime zing. Long story short it was bad.... REALLY BAD! Read More
(4)
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