Monday, July 9, 2018

The BEST No Bake Key Lime Pie

The BEST Key Lime Pie

The Best Key Lime Pie is also the best No Bake Pie.

I can't wait to share this yummy no bake key lime pie with you all! I am a lover of key limes. They are part of my weekly grocery hall and are mostly found floating in my diet coke. 

So when I was craving a dessert when I got home from being out of town I looked in my fridge and saw the key limes and knew exactly what I wanted to make. A simple no bake key lime pie and this recipe I created exceeded my expectations. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


No Bake Key Lime Pie

Crust:

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10 graham crackers crushed)
1/4 cup brown sugar
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of salt
6 Tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:

2- (8 ounce) cream cheese, room temperature
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup juice from key limes (about 1 pound of key limes)
1 Tablespoon key lime zest 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whipping cream 

pie decoration: optional

key lime zest
key lime slices
whipped cream 


Directions:

First up take the graham crackers and make sure they are made into crumbs. Then pour the crumbs into a bowl. Then put in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together. Then pour in melted butter and create the crust.

Then grab a pie tin or if you want to make "bars" pour into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Then press the crust into the pan. Then place in the freezer while you make the filling.

In a bowl add the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. Beat together for 5 minutes until it begins to get fluffy. Then pour in the juice from the key limes. As well as the lime zest and vanilla. Mix it all together.

In a separate bowl add the 2 cups whipping cream. Whip to stiff peaks. Then fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. 

Grab the graham cracker crust out of the freezer and pour in the whipping cream/cream cheese mixture. Place back in the fridge for about 5 hours or you can put it in the fridge overnight. 

Before you serve you can decorate with whipped cream, key lime zest, and key lime slices! 






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