Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Creamy Frozen Key Lime Pie {No Bake}

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Creamy Frozen Key Lime Pie {No Bake}

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 to share with y'all that's guaranteed to cool you off just a bit.

This recipe is for one of my favorite summer desserts, Creamy Frozen Key Lime Pie.With the being so hot refreshing no bake desserts is always the way to go. I got this recipe from my mother in law years ago when I got my first bite of this yummy pie

This recipe is easy to make and always a hit with everyone. This pie starts with a store bought graham cracker crust and cream cheese. No worries though because surprisingly this pie does not have a cheese cake taste at all.

It's best to use key limes for this recipe so the lime flavor really comes through. They can be a stickler to find at times, so regular limes can be substituted.  If you do come across key limes then definitely buy them. I love Key limes best because of their intense flavor and aroma.

Key limes may be smaller, but they pack a bigger flavor punch than regular limes making them perfect for this pie. I love the intense lime flavor so much that I will be replacing regular limes in my marinades and drink recipes as well. Lets get started and I will show you just how quick and easy this pie is to toss together.

In a medium size mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the condensed and evaporated milk. Beat until smooth. On medium speed, add key lime juice and beat for one minute. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust.

Look at all that creamy goodness. Now just look because this pie isn't ready quite yet. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Then let stand at room temperature 10 - 15 minutes before serving.


Garnish with whipped cream and sliced key limes.


Slice and enjoy!!!!




Creamy Frozen Key Lime Pie


Ingredients:
1 - 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 - cup evaporated milk
1/2 - cup freshly squeezed key lime juice
or regular lime juice (key limes are the best)
1 - prepared graham cracker, shortbread, vanilla wafer or homemade crust 

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

On medium speed, add lime juice and beat for one minute. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and freeze at least 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature 10 - 15 minutes before serving.

Garnish with whipped cream, key lime slices or mint. Store leftover pie in freezer.


Serves: 6

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22 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!