Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

I’m sharing this Easy Key Lime Pie recipe as part of a sponsored post for Clever Girls Collective. It is a perfect summer dessert!

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!

Whisk lime gelatin into boiling water and stir until dissolved.  Then, add the key lime or lime juice (fresh squeezed or bottled). Once the gelatin mixture has cooled, add the key lime pie yogurt.

Add one 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
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup water (boiling)
  • .3 oz package lime flavored gelatin
  • 2 tsp key lime juice (fresh squeezed or bottled)
  • (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)
  • *Note - you can use lime juice if you can't find key lime juice
Instructions
  1. Whisk lime gelatin into boiling water and stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the key 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

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Comments

  1. Bill dawson says

    Been making this for years, lately because I like TART, made it using just the lime juice in place of the water. PUCKER UP! Also because of a friend that likes frozen desserts, I freeze it when dining with him.

  2. 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?

  3. Angela says

    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?

  4. Cndee says

    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?

    • Cndee says

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

  5. 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.

    • Tonia says

      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!

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