Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Creamy Frozen Key Lime Pie


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Creamy Frozen Key Lime Pie

This cool and creamy no bake key lime pie is the perfect summer treat!
Yesterday was officially the hottest day so far here in North Texas. The mercury reached a whopping 105 degrees and we are only in the middle of July! These are the days that I find myself dreaming of Fall and Winter. Texas summers are brutal to say the least. 

Today I have a yummy recipe for Creamy Frozen Key Lime Pie that's guaranteed to cool you off just a bit. This easy pie is one of my favorite summer desserts!  When the temperature gets this hot no bake desserts are always the way to go. This recipe comes from my late mother in law who shared it with me years ago.

It's best to use fresh key limes for this recipe, but sometimes they can be hard to find depending on the are you live in. If you can't find them you can use bottled key lime juice or regular limes, but key limes have  more of an intense flavor and aroma. Key limes may be small, but they pack a huge flavor punch than regular limes making them perfect for this pie. 

Lets get started! In a medium size bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the condensed and evaporated milk and blend. Add key lime juice and beat for one minute. Pour mixture into prepared graham cracker crust.

Freeze the pie for at least 2 hours. Then let stand at room temperature 10 - 15 minutes before serving. 

Garnish with fresh whipped cream, lime zest and key lime slices.


Slice and enjoy!!!!



Creamy Frozen Key Lime Pie

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Ingredients:
1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 - cup evaporated milk
1/2 - cup freshly squeezed key lime juice or bottled key lime juice (found in the cocktail drink isle)
zest of 2 limes 
1 - prepared graham cracker, shortbread or vanilla wafer crust 
Fresh cream and lime slices, for garnish

Directions:
In a medium size mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the condensed and evaporated milk and beat again. 

Add the key lime juice and mix on medium speed for one minute. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and freeze for at least 2 hours. 

Let pie stand at room temperature 10 - 15 minutes before serving.

Garnish with whipped cream, key lime slices and lime zest. Store leftover pie in freezer. Thaw as needed. 

Servings: 6



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23 comments:

Tracey said... #

Can't wait to try this easy and yummy looking recipe! Sounds like the perfect choice for the next get-together with my friends when I host our cross stitch meeting here in August. Thanks for sharing!! :^)

Lynn said... #

It has been so hot here in Oklahoma also. TX, OK, and other parts of the south have been hit hard this year with very hot and dry weather. We are used to heat, but this year we have had a lot of triple digit temperatures for only being part way through July. I am avoiding turning on the oven as much as possible. Your pie looks really good. I make something similar to it and we all love it. It is the perfect summertime treat.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said... #

SO delicious and perfect for the hot weather - I;m making this today!!
Mary :)

SnoWhite said... #

This is a delightful summer dessert idea. I look forward to trying it.

Sandra said... #

Can't wait to try it! When we make limeades, we put the limes in the blender (quartered, but put in peel and all) then just strain the juice off. You end up with some pulp in it, which I like! It works well. I may try that with this recipe too. Thanks for sharing!

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN(SHEILA) said... #

Wow, Tina this looks so good. I will have to give it a try.

The Better Baker said... #

My mouth was watering just looking at all your beautiful pictures. I would LOVE this pie...thanks so much for sharing. Keep cool!!

Aggie said... #

Key Lime pie is my favorite and I'm loving this no bake version Tina! Hope you guys are having a good summer! :)

April said... #

I'm with you, It's been so hot lately, so I've been making lots of cool desserts. I made a peanut butter pie today, and will be making a mandarin orange pie tomorrow. Your key lime pie looks really good, so I added key limes to my grocery list, so I can make it next week. Keep cool!

Ruth said... #

I am making out my weekly grocery stor lisk today! Adding the ingredients for this pie! I am also placing this post in my Deliecious for my readers! Thanks!! :)

K. Marie Jesch said... #

I love the table cloth :) Very classic and pretty!

Anonymous said... #

Can't wait to make this pie. Your recipes are the best. Elizabeth H.

Jennifurla said... #

so lovely and refreshing, perfect for summer

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said... #

Please stop by and link this up to our THEME of Ice Cream treats this week!

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/07/this-weeks-cravings-38-linky-party-ice.html

NC Sue said... #

I read this, ran to the store for the ingredients, and then we tried it for dessert last night. SUPER!!!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

NC I am so glad you liked it. So easy and so yummy. Perfect for summer.

Sheila said... #

Since I'm a lifetime Weight Watcher I made this using a reduced fat graham cracker crust, 1/2 fat cream cheese, low fat sweetened milk, low fat milk and it was delicious. A real keeper, what a great freezer pie for summer.

KT-1 said... #

Made this today -- it was WONDERFUL! Forgot to get some graham crackers so I used a regular pie crust! It still turned out great!

me_czar said... #

Hi, there!
This recipe seems so easy and delicious. I'll try it soon ;)
I've re-blogged it and give credit to this blog.
Hope you don't mind.
Let me know if you want me to delete the post.
Thank you.

me_czar said... #

Hi, Tina..

Sorry about the re-blogging thing.

I've edited my entry and only use 2 of your photos and the recipe (with credit).

Is that ok?

Gailanne said... #

Thanks Tina, pie's in the freezer!

Laura said... #

I love no bake desserts in the summer--it's been brutal everywhere this year! And this one looks delicious!

Teresa Hamilton said... #

I don't know if I could find evaporated milk in the supermarket or not... Hope I could. Thank you for the recipe, it looks really great!
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