Easy Key Lime Pie #FMcoolwhipmoms #spon

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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.

Easy Key Lime Pie

Easy Key Lime Pie

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Whisk lime gelatin into boiling water and stir until dissolved.
  2. Add lime juice.
  3. Once the gelatin mixture has cooled, add the key lime pie yogurt.
  4. Add a 8oz container of COOL WHIP and green food coloring, if desired.
  5. Spoon mixture into graham cracker crust and smooth out.
  6. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours.
  7. To make a lime curl, cut a thin slice of a lime and then cut off the green part of the peel.
  8. Put slices of pie onto plates, top with a dollop of COOL WHIP from the second container and add the lime curl.

Notes

Adapted from Taste Of Home

http://www.thegunnysack.com/2012/04/easy-key-lime-pie-fmcoolwhipmoms-spon.html

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Comments

  1. Can I just say how cool your garnish curl is? :) But this looks so easy & yummy. You’re right – I have got to get on the ball for Easter dessert!

  2. I used to make this all the time. Thank you for the reminder! (And I agree with Stephanie….cutest lime curl.)

  3. Key lime pie is one of my favorite pies!! I love it when its so cold its almost frozen! Your recipe sounds so good!

  4. Your pie looks so yummy! :)

  5. Looks so good! I just pinned it!

  6. I love the color, so springy! My mom would love this. She LOVES Key Lime Pie!

  7. This sounds heavenly! Great recipe!

  8. YUM! I love me some Cool Whip- you got me there! But oh my gosh that Bright Lime Green Pie looks to die for! Thanks so much for sharing this treat with us!!

  9. I’ve always been a fan of Key Lime pie but haven’t had any in eons…just may have to change that. Plus you called it “easy” so now I am definately sold on it:)

  10. Wow this sounds amazing! I’m in charge of dessert for Easter and this would be a great idea! I’m pinning it to remember it! I would love for you to link it up to my link party. I know my readers would love it too!
    http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/04/what-i-learned-wednesday-4.html

  11. Will definitely have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing! -Jessica@GreenPB&Js

  12. Thanks so much for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!
    –Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  13. This looks so good and easy

  14. RAECHEL COLLINS POND says:

    After my father had a heart attack my mom would make this (using the fat free products) so my dad could enjoy something sweet that was easy to make. Well, my mom had a stroke and the recipe was gone because it was in her head. Thank you for sharing!!! Now I can continue to share a wonderful treat with the ones I love the most.

    • Thank you for sharing your family’s story, Raechel! It sounds like your family has had some difficult times lately and I want to wish the best to all of you. I am so happy that you found this recipe, once again!

  15. Just wanted to make sure Im reading the recipe right, In the ingredient list it calls for 2 8 oz containers of Cool Whip, but in the directions it says to use a container of Cool Whip. Is the second Cool Whip for topping or is that a typo?

    • nevermind……..would help if I read the full recipe LOL Sorry was having a old timers moment =)

  16. This pie sounds very easy and delicious. Why not eliminate the botted lime juice, and squeese the 2 tsp. of lime juice (which is required to make the pie) from the real lime which you’ll use to make the lime curls? This would be more cost effective, don’t you think so?

  17. Michele Bracken says:

    In the pictures, you use sugar free jello and lite yogurt. I hate the taste of artificial sweetener. Can I use regular ingredients?

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