This is extremely easy and the crust doesn't get all soggy the second day. Fat-free ingredients work well. Garnish each slice with a dollop of whipped topping if you like.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 10 inch 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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  • In a large bowl, mix together lime rind, lime juice, and condensed milk. Whisk in pudding mix and allow to set up 5 minutes. Fold in 8 ounce tub of whipped topping. Pour mixture into pastry shell. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

440 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 59.8g 19% DV; fat 20.6g 32% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; sodium 390.4mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
This recipe was wonderful with a slight modification. Instead of using a tub of cool whip I mixed my own cream and didn't add any sugar to sweeten it. It cut down on the sweetness of the pie (and the recongnizable sweetened condensed milk flavor) and enhanced the tartness. This will now be the only recipe I use to make this pie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2003
The lime flavor in this pie is great but I could taste the sweetened condensed milk which I do not like - This recipe was just OK Read More
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286 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 215
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
This recipe was wonderful with a slight modification. Instead of using a tub of cool whip I mixed my own cream and didn't add any sugar to sweeten it. It cut down on the sweetness of the pie (and the recongnizable sweetened condensed milk flavor) and enhanced the tartness. This will now be the only recipe I use to make this pie. Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
my mom and i LOVE key lime pie and this was incredible! we also watch what we eat very carefully, so i used fat free sweetened condensed milk, fat free whipped topping, sugar free pudding, and a reduced fat crust...no one could tell it was low fat at all! they were amazed when i told them. i added 1 drop of green food coloring to give it the light green color. the presentation was lovely and this great pie was a real hit! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2007
Love, love, love this recipe!! It was so easy, yet tasted like I slaved over it! I used the bottled Key Lime juice instead of regular lime and my sister and I (who are both avid Key Lime pie fans) thought the tartness was perfect, but my husband thought it a little too tart and added whipped cream to the top of his to cut the tartness. We all agreed the only way to improve this would be to melt white chocolate and pour a thin layer over the crust before adding the filling. I also used the graham cracker crust. I will be making this frequently this summer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2006
My family loved this! Some reviewers said only 3/4cup lime juice would be better so I started with that tasted it and decided to add more so it was probably just under 1 cup. I also used real whipped cream (had some leftover) and a store-bought graham cracker crust. It was delicious creamy a pretty color and not too sweet or too tart. There was enough filling leftover to make a little parfait. Mine was a bit gooey I found it's better frozen and served straight out of the freezer. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
So easy and Delicious. I used lemon pudding rather than vanilla pudding. I used 3 regular limes(not key limes) and 1 lemon. And used half the amount of cool whip called for. I kept everything else the same. The result was a thick and lite Lime Pie. I made it for dessert and my family of 4 adults ate the whole thing that night. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2006
I was very impressed with this "no bake" pie recipe! Super easy my 11 year old basically made it. We used a store bought nilla wafer crust and it turned out fine. The only advice I would give is to make it a day in advance it tasted better and was thicker the next day. Thanks for posting this! We will make it again and again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2004
Delicious! This is one of the best Key Lime Pies I've tasted. I used a graham cracker crust and only 3/4 cup of lime juice (I think it would have been a bit too tart with any more). Thanks so much for a great recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2006
One of the best Key Lime fakes I've ever made...easy! I used a prepared shortbread crust (which is smaller than 10") and I actually got 2 pies out of this with enough room to have a thin layer of whipped topping on the top....it was perfect for the cookout we had! I got raves for this one....thanks. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2011
As mentioned by an earlier reviewer - using the thawed can of frozen margarita mix in place of the lime juice makes this an incredible dessert. I also recommend making (and baking 8 min) your own graham cracker crust. And ditch the Cool Whip....use fresh whipped whipping cream instead and you won't regret it. Note: only add 1 tsp powdered sugar to the whipping cream. This adaptation is VERY rich but has just the right tartness and not overwhelmingly sweet. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2003
The lime flavor in this pie is great but I could taste the sweetened condensed milk which I do not like - This recipe was just OK Read More
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