Thursday, March 18, 2010

Key Lime Cheesecake Pie

I debated whether to share this pie recipe or not.  It's sort of my secret weapon.  It tastes rich and wonderful but is extremely easy to make.  It's even simpler if you use ready made pie crusts.

Pie Crust:
1.  Grind up a package of graham crackers.  
1 small box of graham crackers will yield about 3 1/4 cups of crumbs.
1.  Mix 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup sugar and 6 tbsp melted butter or margarine until well blended.
2.  Press mixture into an 8 or 9 inch pie plate.
3.  Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.  Cool.


1.  Mix together softened cream cheese and 1 can sweetened condensed milk.  You get a thicker, creamier, easier to dish up pie if you use high fat ingredients.  If you use fat free sweetened condensed milk and fat free cream cheese the filling will be looser but just as tasty.
2.  Mix in 1/2 cup lime juice.  The lime juice (or lemon can be used in a pinch) is the coagulation agent so add it last.
3.  Add 1 drop of green food coloring.
4.  Pour into prepared pie crust.
5.  Decorate with sliced limes.
6.  Chill for an hour before serving.


  1. Oh my! That looks delicious! Too bad I didn't have this recipe before Pi day. :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. So easy. Thanks for sharing your secret weapon. This is a must "make as soon as possible" pie.

  3. This looks better than my recipes ever did, Jessica! I love it!