Simple No-Bake Key Lime or Lemon Pie

The EASIEST dessert perfect for summer! A simple NO-BAKE key lime (or lemon) pie. With a pre-made graham cracker crust and only three ingredients you can whip up a pie perfect for the summer time. You can swap out the key lime juice for lemon juice for a different flavor, but it's just as tasty!  Oh the dreaded Florida heat has approached us. The humidity is a hair killer and a tantrum maker. We are huge fans of otter pops or frozen yogurt while we attempt outdoor playtime. With the heat I am always looking for simple recipes that don’t require too much cooking so I can escape the heat outside and in the kitchen! Today I bring you a simple no-bake pie that is perfect for hot summer days.

Another bonus about this recipe you can change up the citrus to change to flavor of the pie! I made this key lime pie for my in-laws who are visiting from Pittsburgh and they loved it….and so does Lily!


No-Bake Key Lime or Lemon Pie

1 Graham cracker piecrust
1 (8 oz) container of fat free Cool Whip
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
½ cup of key lime juice (or lemon juice), I purchased a bottle of Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice.

  • In a bowl mix the key lime juice and the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Fold in the Cool Whip.
  • Pour mixture into the piecrust and refrigerate for 4 hours until it sets. Sometimes I save a little and pour it into a glass bowl to and chill. I crush up one graham cracker on top and eat it like that!
  • Cut and serve when ready!

Not sure about what to do with your left over key lime juice? Head over to Nellie & Joe’s website where they have plenty of recipes for cocktails and marinades for your leftover juice.

An Easy no-bake key lime pie recipe that even your toddler will go gaga for!

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  1. Elizabeth commented:
    May 21, 2013 Reply

    Yummy! I love anything lemon and would love to have a piece right now. I’ve craved citrus-y things during this pregnancy.

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