Vegan Key Lime Pie- Sweet, tart, and delightful! This pie recipe only requires a few ingredients but delivers an intense citrus flavor that will knock your socks off! The buttery cookie crust is baked to golden brown perfection and is filled with a delicious key lime filling.
Key lime pie is adored for a variety of reasons. The sweet and tangy flavor, the creamy texture, and the buttery cookie crust all come together to create a delicious, tart, and creamy key lime pie that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
This key lime pie recipe is perfect for summer! It's a refreshing treat ideal for hot days when you need a sweet dessert to cool off. Whether you're looking for a show-stopping dessert to bring to a potluck or just in the mood for something different, this vegan key lime pie is the perfect recipe. It's easy to make, refreshing, and everyone will ask for seconds.
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Why You'll Love This Vegan Key Lime Pie
Refreshing- Key lime pie is served cold, making it a perfect way to cool down in the spring and summer months.
Creamy- The condensed milk and coconut cream make this key lime pie absolutely dreamy!
A Crowd-Pleaser- The perfect combination of sweet and tart, this key lime pie will please everyone's taste buds.
Simple- This key lime pie recipe only needs a few ingredients and takes just a few minutes to prepare.
Easy to find ingredients- Most of the ingredients for this key lime pie can be found in your pantry or your local grocery store.
Equipment Needed To Make This Key Lime Pie Recipe
- Food Processor
- Pie Pan
- Mixing Bowl
- Mixing Spoon
- Citrus Zester
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
Ingredients For Your Vegan Key Lime Pie
- Digestive Cookies
- Vegan Butter
- Vegan Condensed Milk
- Canned Coconut Cream
- Xanthan Gum
- Lime Zest
- Key Lime Juice
How To Make 7-Ingredient Vegan Key Lime Pie
While the oven is preheating, pulse digestive cookies in a food processor to make a powder. Toss in vegan butter and blend until the substance resembles wet sand. Mold the mixture into a pie pan before baking it. Combine all remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl until you have a smooth and creamy filling. After cooking, add filling to pie crust and chill for a few hours before serving.
What to Serve/Pair with Your Key Lime Pie Recipe
This key lime pie is delicious on its own, or you can serve it with vegan whipped cream and a lime wedge. If you really want to impress your guests, try serving it with Homemade Chocolate Syrup.
Try pairing this key lime pie with vegan strawberry lemonade for a summertime treat. The tartness of the lemonade will perfectly complement the sweetness of the pie.
If you're feeling adventurous, try serving this key lime pie with a scoop of vegan ice cream. The combination of cold and creamy ice cream with the tart and sweet key lime pie is sure to be a hit!
No matter how you choose to serve it, this vegan key lime pie is sure to please.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
Crust- If you don't want to make your own pie crust, you can use a store-bought pie crust.
Condensed Milk- You can use any type of vegan condensed milk in this recipe or make your own.
Key Lime Juice- If you can't find key lime juice, you can use regular lime juice or lemon juice.
Xanthan Gum- This ingredient helps to thicken the pie filling. If you don't have it on hand, you can leave it out. The pie will still be delicious, but it may be a little runnier than with the xanthan gum.
How To Reheat & Store Vegan Key Lime Pie
What Is The Best Way To Store Key Lime Pie?
Key lime pie should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How Long Will Vegan Key Lime Pie Last In the Fridge?
If stored correctly in an airtight container, this key lime pie will last for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Can I Freeze Key Lime Pie?
Yes, this key lime pie recipe can be frozen. Simply store it in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat 7-Ingredient Key Lime Pie?
Key lime pie is best if served cold, so there's no need to reheat it. If it has been in the freezer, allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Vegan Key Lime Pie FAQs
Can a lime be zested without a citrus zester?
Yes. The easiest way to zest a lime is with a citrus zester, but you can use a cheese grater or a sharp knife if you don't have one.
Before making the crust do I use a no-stick spray on the pie pan?
No. The vegan butter in the crust will prevent the crust from sticking to the pan.
I don't have xanthan gum. Can I still make this key lime pie recipe?
Yes. The xanthan gum helps to thicken the filling, but if you don't have it on hand, you can still make the key lime pie. It may be a little runnier than with the xanthan gum, but it will still be delicious.
Do I have to have a food processor to crush up the digestive cookies?
No, you have to have a food processor, but it does make crushing up the cookies easier. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a blender or crush them by hand. Make sure the cookies are crushed as small as possible to create a nice smooth, easy to form crust.
If I don't have vegan butter, is there something else I can use?
Yes. You may substitute the butter with melted coconut oil if you don't have any vegan butter on hand.
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Vegan Key Lime Pie
- 10 ½ oz digestive cookies
- ½ cup vegan butter
- 1 ½ cups vegan condensed milk
- 1 ½ cups canned coconut cream
- ⅓ tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tbsp lime zest
- ½ cup key lime juice
To Make Crust:
- Crumble Cookies and put in food processer.
- Grind the Cookies to make a powder.
- Add the butter
- Stir until mixed well.
- Press into pan to make pie crust.
- Bake 350F 10 min. and allow to cool.
To Make Filling:
- Mix condensed milk and coconut cream together.
- Add Xantham Gum.
- Zest Lime.
- Add Lime Juice and mix well.
To Assemble Pie:
- Add the mixture to the crust.
- Refrigerate for several hours.
- Optional: Add zest of lime to garnish and serve.