No Bake Key Lime Pie Cheesecake
I’m not a real big baker but I do love dessert like this easy no bake key lime pie. Cookies are probably my downfall, gotta have them. Fortunately, my daughter loves to bake cookies so I don’t have to do it quite so often.
I also love the cool, fruity and citrusy (is that a word?) desserts of summer. So when I saw the key limes in the store I knew I had to make this pie. And, I knew I had this easy no bake key lime pie recipe.
I thought key lime pie cheesecake was a fail after I made it. Very runny and impossible to cut. But after chilling overnight it cut perfectly the next day. Not sure if maybe I used too much lime juice, but I like mine tart. So the recipe below is how I prepared it.
If you like it a little less tart cut back to 1/2 cup lime juice and it will probably set up faster too.
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
3/4 cup fresh key lime juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 9-inch deep-dish graham cracker crust
1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
In a medium mixing bowl beat sweetened condensed mild and cream cheese with mixer until smooth and no lumps remain.
Zest limes to measure 1 teaspoon of zest. Set aside. (I neglected to do this step, thus no lime zest in pics)
Juice the key limes to measure 3/4 cup. If you want to make juicing effortless, especially these small key limes, invest in a citrus press. Add lime juice and vanilla and mix well.
Pour into prepared graham cracker crust. If you want it to be really good, make your own crust. I tend to be lazy and just buy the pre-made ones.
Cover filling completely with whipped topping and sprinkle with lime zest.
Almost done with this no bake key lime pie with cream cheese!
Refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving. Just to note again, mine took about 24 hours and I think the extra lime juice may have thinned it too much. But I like it tart.
Slice and serve as is, or top with fresh raspberries or strawberries. The strawberries seem to be a perfect match with the tart keylime flavors.
I hope you try this quick key lime pie recipe and post your comments below. Let others know what you think and share this no bake key lime pie cheesecake or a slice of pie with your friends.