Saturday, September 29, 2018

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Pie

I posted a recipe for Key Lime Pie a while back. It was actually seven years ago, which I can hardly believe! Anyhow, it it here, if you haven't seen it. I have made this pie quite a few times, but there was always something about it that didn't quite make me happy. Well, recently I read
Using the more common Persian limes in this dessert (instead of Key limes) would be no crime. :) However using bottled juice for this recipe absolutely would be. For best results, use freshly squeezed lime juice. Do not use bottled, even bottled "Key lime" juice, which will impart a sourness to your pie. Freshly squeezed juice is what you want. 
This came from Alice Alfonsi who is one half of the writing team (with her husband) that writes the excellent Coffeehouse Mysteries. I thought, yes, that's it! The pie was indeed sour! There was an aftertaste which I didn't like.

Her recipe is here, but I'll write it out, as well.

Key Lime Pie

1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup freshly squeezed (and strained) lime juice - my limes were just ordinary limes
2 (8 ounce packages) of softened cream cheese

1 graham cracker pie crust 

I mixed up the first three ingredients in the electric mixer until very creamy and smooth. I poured the mix into the pie crust, and put it in the refrigerator overnight.

This is out-of-this-world delicious. I'll never make the other kind again! 

This is the pie crust I used.

The suggestion was to place the foiled crust in a regular pie plate "for stability" and I did. 

I didn't top it with whipped cream. It was perfect without!

I'll share this at Weekend Cooking


  1. Your observation about bottled lime juice is interesting. I had wondered about the difference!

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  2. I love key lime pie, not that I have it much (or any dessert). But being able to make it without baking would be wonderful. I will try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Oh, this is so up my street. Thanks and cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. This looks amazing -- I love how easy it is -- the perfect summer (or whenever) dessert!

  5. I will have to show this to my hubby. He makes key lime pies when the key limes are in the grocery.

  6. Looks delicious, Nan! I love key lime pie, but haven't eaten it in quite a while. I might could manage a bite or two these days before it would be too much. Bet it smells lovely.

  7. I actually remember your first recipe post about this from seven years ago :-)
    Probably because Key Lime Pie is so exotic for me - I don't think I've ever seen it on offer in any of the cafés I've been, let alone tasted it. It sounds easy enough for even someone like me to succeed!

  8. Thank you for all your comments. I hope you try it!!


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