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Rating: 4.53 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

It took some experimenting, but I've finally come up with the perfect lime pie ... refreshing and easy. The pretzel crust adds an extra special touch and every time I serve it, I get rave reviews! When ready to serve, garnish each slice with a dollop of whipped topping and a lime slice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 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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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, combine pretzels, sugar and butter. Press into a lightly greased 9 inch pie pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Let cool completely.

  • To Make Filling: In a large bowl, combine limeade and condensed milk. Whisk in pudding mix. Allow mixture to set for 5 minutes. Stir in lime peel, then fold in whipped topping. Stir in green food coloring if desired.

  • Pour mixture into cooled pie crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 69.1g; fat 21.1g; cholesterol 48mg; sodium 403.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2008
This is really yummy smooth and nice. We didn't find it too sweet (I was afraid we might). I like the pretzel crust. I was impatient about waiting for the whipped topping to thaw so I have some teeny bumps of it in my pie (which is okay). We had it as is last night for dessert (with some candied limes and mint). Tonight I'm going to freeze it for a while to see how it is frozen - fabulous I'm sure. Thanks for this recipe I'll make it again. LATER: Even better frozen - doesn't really "freeze " but sets up nicer. The crust gets a little too hard though. Change up the crust a bit if you want to serve it frozen...excellent! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2011
I tried the pretzel crust with a different but similar filling (I prefer fresh lime juice). Gotta say the pretzel crust is not to my liking. It has chunks of pretzel even after using the food processor for a good minute to pulverize. You can also taste the pretzel malty flavor. I'm not sure why you think that should pair with the lime. So I won't try this crust again. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
This is really yummy smooth and nice. We didn't find it too sweet (I was afraid we might). I like the pretzel crust. I was impatient about waiting for the whipped topping to thaw so I have some teeny bumps of it in my pie (which is okay). We had it as is last night for dessert (with some candied limes and mint). Tonight I'm going to freeze it for a while to see how it is frozen - fabulous I'm sure. Thanks for this recipe I'll make it again. LATER: Even better frozen - doesn't really "freeze " but sets up nicer. The crust gets a little too hard though. Change up the crust a bit if you want to serve it frozen...excellent! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
I served this lime pie to a friend who initially said she did not like lime pie but was willing to try a piece. Now she says that this is her favorite pie recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2006
I made this pie for several parties this summer and it was always the first to be eaten. Everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe. It is so deceptively easy to make and the pretzel crust is really unique. I used just 2 drops of food coloring for a more natural look and served it garnished with fresh sugar coated lime slices-- delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2005
I made this pie for a key lime pie lover and this was one of the best they've had!..very good and I will definately make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
Nice and creamy. The pretzel crust is great. Very rich though go tiny on the pieces. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
Delicious and so easy.I used a graham cracker crust because I'm not a pretzel fan.I'll be making this again. The "2 extra servings" graham cracker crust is the perfect size. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2007
Excellent recipe that was a snap to make. I made it the night before a dinner party and put the sugared limes on before I brought it out. Huge hit with the pretzel crust. I thought this might be a little "campy" but the gourmands at my party disagreed! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2015
very easy & quick to make. I read the other review & used a graham cracker crust substituted frozen raspberry lemonade & folded in fresh raspberries. Next time I'll still use raspberry lemonade but omit folding in the fresh fruit & serve it on the side. No need to let the pie sit at room temperature before serving - serve it right from the freezer! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2007
I served this at a shower & everyone thought it was too sweet!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2011
I tried the pretzel crust with a different but similar filling (I prefer fresh lime juice). Gotta say the pretzel crust is not to my liking. It has chunks of pretzel even after using the food processor for a good minute to pulverize. You can also taste the pretzel malty flavor. I'm not sure why you think that should pair with the lime. So I won't try this crust again. Read More