Desserts/ Kid Friendly Recipes

Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie

There is nothing quite like the zest and tart taste of fresh key limes blended into a sweet and creamy pie filling. With the perfect amount of sweet and the exact amount of pucker, you will fall in love with our Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie dessert tarts. This easy recipe screams Summer! Bonus: this yummy dessert recipe uses only 6 ingredients.

Mini key lime pie on a wire rack


The product used to create the graham crust in this recipe were provided by Nairn’s Oat Cakes. The recipe, ideas, and opinions are my own. Buy This Cook That only promotes companies and products that we have used and love. Including these delicious Oat Grahams. 

Let’s Make Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie makes me happy. There is no way around it. I like it baked. I like Key Lime Pie frozen. The version with meringue. The version without meringue.

I am an equal opportunity Key Lime Pie eater.

But I think this recipe for Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie is my new favorite. Part of the reason is the delicious graham crust made from Nairn’s® Gluten Free Oat Grahams™.


Gluten free oat graham crackers


These yummy graham crackers are made with certified gluten-free oats. There are no artificial colors or flavors or preservatives. You can use them in place of traditional style graham crackers for snacking, making S’mores, and more. Love them. They have a perfect texture and flavor.

Nairn’s are found at most Gourmet and Natural Food stores. You can also purchase them through Amazon.

And they crumbled like a dream for my graham crust for the Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie.


Muffin pan with cupcake liners with graham cracker crumbs pressed into the bottoms.


I used cupcake liners to make sure these mini Key Lime Pies come out easily later.  Slight (very small) confession. I did heat the graham crusts in the oven for 5 minutes for them to set. That’s it. However, you can make these by chilling the shells before filling. 

If I have violated the terms and agreement for No Bake, then take me out back and shoot me.

But finish this recipe first.


Fresh lime being juiced over a measuring cup


Fresh Key Lime Juice is the key to making this delicious dessert. If you cannot find Key Limes at your local grocer, you can find the juice.

Be sure to save the zest! We are going to use it both in the Key Lime Pie filling and at the end.




A bowl of key lime pie filling with fresh lime zest


More homemade recipes using fresh fruit:

Fresh Strawberry Tarts

Blueberry Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

Fit Fresh Salad with Raspberries

Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce


Instead of using egg yolks, we have combined the fresh lime juice with sweetened condensed milk. There is a chemical reaction that takes place in these two ingredients that naturally thickens the pie. Science!

It is almost like an episode of Good Eats with Alton Brown.

Except I’m not on TV.

And I’m not Alton Brown.

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To make this pie filling light and fluffy, we folded in a tub of whipped topping.


Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie tarts


Gently spoon the Key Lime Pie filling into the prepared crusts.

You can also use a piping bag for a more refined result. Personally, I like the “rustic” and laid back look. Key West style.


Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie


Garnish with a fresh lime wedge and a few sprinkles of lime zest for gorgeous color.

Then pop these sweet-tart Mini Key Lime Pies into the fridge for about an hour.

If you can wait that long. You may have to beat your kids off with a stick to keep them away. Enjoy your Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie. It is totally ok if you have two.

Or three.



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Mini Key Lime Pie
5 from 1 vote

Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie

This is a sweet bite of summer, ya'll.  These mini no bake key lime pie tarts are full of fresh lime juice, lime zest and on a perfect graham cracker crust.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 267 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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For the Graham Crust

  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar

For the Key Lime Pie Filling

  • 14 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup fresh Key Lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime zest

Cook That

For the Graham Crust

  1. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Combine the graham crumbs and sugar. Stir in the melted butter until all crumbs are moistened. Evenly divide the crumb mixture and press into the bottom and sides of the cupcake liners.
  2. Heat for 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove and cool completely. Remove liners.

For the Key Lime Pie filling

  1. Whisk together the condensed milk and Key Lime juice until smooth and thick. Stir in 1 teaspoon of lime zest.
  2. Gently fold in the whipped topping until smooth and creamy.
  3. Evenly divide and spoon the Key Lime filling in the prepared graham crusts.
  4. Garnish with fresh lime and zest if desired. Chill for one hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Mini No Bake Key Lime Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Dee Samaan
    July 2, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I love Key lime!!!! This looks so yummy!!

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    July 2, 2017 at 10:14 am

    These are so adorable. Love that you made mini key lime pie.

  • Reply
    July 2, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Wow, these look so yummy and zesty. I love oaty things, I bet it adds a lovely texture.

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    July 2, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I’ve had delicious key lime pie in Key West and yours look so cute. Bet they taste as good too

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    Rebecca | Let's Eat Cake
    July 2, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Key Lime Pie is so the rage this summer! I love that it’s become popular, because the sweet, tart dessert is so good. Love your no-bake approach!

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