How to make no bake key lime pie

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Nothing comes as close to a perfect "summertime dessert" as the famous key lime pie! This classic indulgence is sweet, tart, and oh-so refreshing as the perfect palate-cleanser to a meal. The creaminess of the filling ties the whole dessert together, and is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults! The lime zest in the pie filling serves as both a flavoring ingredient, and a visual ingredient, as the bright green flecks contrast beautifully against the creamy white filling.
Prepare this key lime pie for any summertime event! Picnics, birthday parties, and even outdoor holiday parties would be great! (Fourth of July, anyone??) The recipe below is no-bake, and just requires some time in the refrigerator to set before serving. Perfect to enjoy with friends and family on a warm summer night!
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No-Bake Key Lime Pie
20 mins
5 hrs
5 hrs 20 mins
For the crust:
2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
10 oz. sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup key lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
To make the crust:
In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter together. Mix together until the butter is absorbed.
Press the crumb mixture into a 9" pie dish. Place in the freezer while preparing the filling.
To make the filling:
Using an electric mixer or hand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form, about 6-8 mins.
In another bowl, with the same mixer, blend together the cream cheese and sugar. Once those are blended, add in the condensed milk, lime juice, and lime zest, and stir together until the mixture is consistent.
Slowly fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, until the filling is creamy and light.
Retrieve the crust from the freezer, and carefully fill the crust with the filling mixture. Be sure to smooth off the top for a professional finish.
Place the pie in the refrigerator for minimum five hours, or overnight, if possible.
Once set, remove the pie from the fridge, garnish with more whipped cream, key lime zest or slices, and serve chilled.
Pro-tip: Don't have time to make your own crust? Feel free to get your own store-bought pie shell to skip some steps!
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