This Easy Key Lime Pie recipe is a perfect summer dessert! Not only is it cool, creamy and refreshing, it is also easy to make!
With Easter just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about Easter dinner with ham and all the trimmings which is always delicious but the highlight of these family dinners is the dessert. We usually have pie at our holiday meals so I decided to try to make my very first key lime pie. I am all about finding easy, yet delicious desserts so I made this Easy Key Lime Pie with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping as one of the main ingredients!
To make this Easy Key Lime Pie, I used:
1/4 cup water (boiling)
.3 oz package lime flavored gelatin
2 tsp lime juice
(2) 6 oz containers of key lime pie flavored yogurt
(2) 8 oz containers of thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 prepared graham cracker crust
Green food coloring (optional)
Lime for curls (optional)
Whisk lime gelatin into boiling water and stir until dissolved. Then, add lime juice.
Once the gelatin mixture has cooled, add the key lime pie yogurt.
Add 1 container of COOL WHIP and green food coloring, if desired. The food coloring was the last thing I added because after mixing everything together I realized that I wanted to make the green more noticeable.
Spoon mixture into graham cracker crust and smooth out. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours.
To make a lime curl, I cut a slice of a lime and then cut off the green part of the peel. The peel didn’t want to stay curled up so I twisted it around a pencil and let it sit while pie was setting.
Put slices of pie onto plates, top with a dollop of COOL WHIP from the second container and add the lime curl.My husband has always been a huge key lime fan but I had never tried key lime pie until last Christmas at my in-laws. I really enjoyed it and have wanted to try making my own. This recipe was easy to make and I am so happy with the results. Now, I want to try this same recipe using various flavors of gelatin and yogurt! Just picture trying strawberry, lemon, raspberry or cherry. It would even be fun to mix the gelatin and yogurt flavors by making a raspberry/lime pie or strawberry/lemon pie which would probably taste like strawberry lemonade! COOL WHIP is the ingredient that makes this pie so creamy and delicious. I love that with COOL WHIP all I have to do is thaw it and use it. We usually have COOL WHIP on hand because my kids love to use it on their waffles, ice cream and my teen likes it on her coffee. It makes their regular desserts more special.
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