Vegan No-Bake Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie and limes on countertop, close-up
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Ratings (30)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Freeze: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 9" pie (serves 6)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
237 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 9" pie (serves 6)
Amount per serving
Calories 237
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 13g
Calcium 402mg 31%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Key limes are known for their super tart and bitter taste. When used to make a Key lime pie, the pucker from the lime juice is met with a creamy texture and the crunch of the graham cracker crust. This version of the Key lime pie is dairy-free and egg-free as well. It is so much healthier than traditional Key lime pie, which uses sweetened condensed milk, yet just as satisfying. The use of silk tofu ensures the familiar texture of the pie is maintained, despite being dairy-free and no-bake.

Ingredients

  • 1 Dairy-Free Graham Cracker Crust (or dairy-free store-bought variety)
  • 2 12.3-ounce boxes silk tofu (extra firm, drained)
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice (fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest (optional)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare the dairy-free graham cracker crust, baking the crust in a 9" pie plate. Allow the crust to cool completely.

  2. In a blender, combine the tofu, lime juice, zest (if using), sugar, salt, and cornstarch.

  3. Process for several minutes, or until smooth and thick.

  4. Pour into the prepared pie crust and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or until firm.

  5. Serve from the freezer, garnishing with lime wedges if desired.

Tips

  • If you can't find key limes, use regular limes in their place.
  • To make your own graham cracker crust, combine a sleeve of graham crackers with 1/4 cup melted vegan butter.

Recipe Variations

  • Meringue variation: If you want to add something extra to this vegan pie recipe, make a vegan meringue. Surprisingly, the brine from a can of chickpeas, also called aquafaba, along with vanilla extract, sugar, and cream of tartar, are all you need to make it.
  • Individual serving variation: Small phyllo cups will turn this vegan Key lime pie into bite-size mini-tarts for appetizers. These can also be served on a platter at dinner parties. Another way to serve them individually is in parfait cups. Instead of needing a graham cracker crust, crumble graham crackers in between the Key lime pie filling and top with a slice of fresh lime. Cupcake tins could also help you create individual servings of Key lime pie. Simply blend the graham cracker crust, add to the bottom of the cupcake tin and add the Key lime pie filling.