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Easy Key Lime Pie (no bake)

Easy key lime pie is a refreshing, no-bake summer dessert that is perfect for summer cookouts and pot lucks.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy key lime pie recipe, no bake key lime pie
Prep Time 14 minutes
Refrigeration time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 14 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 462 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 16 ounces cream cheese (I used 2 8 ounce blocks, softened at room temperature)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (2 large limes was enough for me, but get some extras just in case)
  • zest of 1 lime divided (leave 1/3 for garnish)
  • graham cracker crust (10-inch, store bought)


  1. Add softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and 2/3 of the lime zest to a  large mixing bowl, and beat on high until smooth and creamy (about 4 minutes).

  2. Transfer to a graham cracker crust.

  3. Sprinkle reserved lime zest in top, and refrigerate until filling is set, about 3 to 4 hours.

  4. Serve chilled, and garnish with extra lime slices, if desired.

Recipe Notes

I used a store-bought crust, but if you want to use homemade, that works too!

It may set quicker than what I recommend here, but this is how long until I checked mine.

You could use light (1/3 less fat) cream cheese, but for best taste use regular. I would not recommend fat free cream cheese.

I do not use true key limes, but just regular limes.🤷🏼‍♀️ To me, the difference in taste is minimal and doesn't justify all the extra work of juicing all those key limes. But feel free to use actual key limes if you prefer. You'll need to zest 3 or 4 of them, instead of just 1.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Key Lime Pie (no bake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 345mg15%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 894IU18%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 204mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.