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Easy Mini Key Lime Pies

posted: 06/12/17
by: Kristine Boyd

Key Lime Pie is a summertime favorite. It's rich, creamy and delicious. However, a traditional key lime pie contains a lot of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and added sugar. I was on a mission to find a way to make a healthier and simpler version of this classic dessert. These mini key lime pies are light, refreshing and satisfy that sweet craving we all get at the end of the day. The best thing about this recipe is that it is so easy! It only requires a few ingredients and there is no baking involved. The base of these pies contain lime flavored Greek yogurt and frozen whipped cream. As I was making the filling, I realized that these are extremely customizable. You can find Greek yogurt in a wide variety of flavors. Don't like lime? Swap out the lime yogurt for a strawberry flavor and add diced fruit. The possibilities are endless as long as you follow the ratios of yogurt to whipped cream. These are sure to be your new go-to summer dessert.

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Ingredients:

Crust:

8 graham crackers (1 pack)

1 tbsp honey

3 tbsp unsalted butter (or coconut oil)

Pinch of salt

Filling:

1 10 oz. container of frozen whipped cream

4 cups of lime Greek yogurt

2 Limes juiced and zested

You will also need:

Muffin pan

Muffin liners

Nonstick Spray

Directions:

In a food processor, or blender, grind up the graham crackers, honey, butter and salt until it reaches a crumbly yet sticky consistency. Line your muffin tray with the muffin liners and spray the bottom of each cup with nonstick spray. Add a heaping tablespoon of the graham cracker mixture to each muffin cup and pack down to form a crust. Once you have formed the base of each of the mini pies, place the tray in the freezer while making the filling.

crust

In a large bowl mix the whipped cream, yogurt and the juice and zest of two limes. Mix until smooth then fill each cup with the mixture. Place these back in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes until frozen and firm. Keep these mini key lime pies stored in the freezer and take out whenever you want to enjoy this delicious dessert!

Check out more simple desserts, including Key Lime Pie Dip, here!