Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Share this Recipe!

Key Lime Pie is a perfect dessert when you want something light and refreshing on a hot summer day. Sweet. Tart. Pretty. Cool. Refreshing. And it’s easy to make. Click to Tweet

Key Lime Pie is a perfect dessert when you want something light and refreshing on a hot summer day.

As mentioned before on this site, I love frozen pies. When I was a girl, (early 70’s) my mom purchased frozen pies, and my brothers and I thought they were the cat’s meow! I think they were lemon and lime, and they had this lovely frozen whipped topping decorated around the outer edges. So good.

One summer I decided to try my hand at frozen pies to create what I remembered from my childhood. This one hit the target with a bull’s-eye.

Sweet. Tart. Pretty. Cool. Refreshing. And it’s easy to make.

Ingredients Needed to Make Key Lime Pie

For the Crust: 

  • graham crackers
  • sugar
  • butter

For the Filling:

  • sweetened condensed milk
  • lime juice
  • unsweetened Kool Aid lemon-lime soft drink packet
  • tub frozen whipped topping

Instructions

You’ll want to begin by making your graham cracker crust. Of course, you may opt to purchase one that is already made. Your choice. But this homemade version is quite tasty and easy to make.

When crushing your graham crackers, I like to put the squares inside a freezer bag. Zip it up, squeezing the excess air out as you do. Then take your rolling pin and crush the crackers. Roll it back and forth, over and over until the crackers are fine crumbs. One sleeve will make the equivalent of 1 1/4 cups of crumbs.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter with a fork until combined. Press into pie plate and refrigerate.

To make the filling, in a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and soft drink mix.

Mix half of the whipped topping with the lime mixture, mixing well. Pour the filling into the prepared crust.

With an icing tip, add remaining whipped topping as a garnish on top of the lime mixture. Cover the pie with a pie plate topper and freeze for six hours or overnight. This recipe will serve at least 8.

Remove the frozen pie from the freezer at least ten minutes before serving to make slicing and serving easier.

I hope you will enjoy this Key Lime Pie as much as we do! See more Frozen Pies Here.

Recipe for Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Here is a recipe perfect for when you want something light and refreshing on a hot summer day.
No ratings yet
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frozen Pies, Limes, Summer Dinners
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Freeze:: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Rolling Pin
Glass Pie Plates
KitchenAid Mixer
Wilton Decorating Kit

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups crushed graham crackers (1 sleeve)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted

Filling:

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 packet unsweetened Kool-Aid lemon-lime drink mix
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping thawed

Instructions

  • To crush your graham crackers, place squares inside a freezer bag. Zip it up, squeezing the excess air out as you do. Then take your rolling pin and crush the crackers. Roll it back and forth, over and over until the crackers are fine crumbs. One sleeve will make the equivalent of 1 1/4 cups of crumbs.
  • In medium bowl, mix together crushed graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter with fork until combined. Press into pie plate and refrigerate.
  • To make the filling, in a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and soft drink mix.
  • Mix half of the whipped topping with the lime mixture, mixing well. Pour the filling into the prepared crust.
  • With an icing tip, add remaining whipped topping as a garnish on top of the lime mixture. Cover the pie with a pie plate topper and freeze for six hours or overnight. This recipe will serve at least 8.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 
**Remove frozen pie from freezer at least ten minutes before serving so that it is easier to cut and serve. 
Like This Recipe?Share on Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram - Please mention @countryatheartrecipes or tag #countryatheartrecipes

PIN THIS TO A FAVORITE BOARD!

Pinterest Pin - Key Lime Pie

Share this Recipe!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating