Desserts

Key Lime Margarita Pie

Key Lime Margarita Pie is the ideal easy summer {frozen} dessert. Simple to make and tastes just like lime ice cream, without the excess calories.

Key Lime Margarita frozen Pie

Key Lime Margarita Pie

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One of my favourite sweet obsessions is tangy desserts. Think, lemon meringue and key lime pie. Mmmm!

I recently stumbled on a recipe for Key Lime Margarita Pie on the Kraft Canada website and I immediately bookmarked it. Not only was I impressed by the few ingredients {I’m a simple, no-fuss gal like that}, yet it’s also a really easy summer {frozen} dessert to make.

Key Lime Margarita Pie

Verdict? I’m drooling just thinking about it!

The first thing you’ll notice about this recipe is the unique crust, unlike one that I usually make. It’s made with pretzels!

The kids walked into the kitchen while I was crushing the pretzels and were so confused as to what I was doing. My little baking-ninjas argued with me for quite some time, ‘that’s not for crust. really? there’s no way‘.

Key Lime Margarita Pie frozen dessert

In the end, it makes for a great tasting crust, though it does fall apart somewhat. Yet, the salty and sweet flavour is perfection next to the tang of the key lime. I was impressed!

Also to note, you might have a hard time finding Kool-Aid Unsweetened Lemon-Lime Drink Mix, I rarely see those classic little envelopes in stores anymore. So, if you do see them, I suggest scooping a bunch up for later use. I did!

You do need to make Key Lime Margarita Pie ahead of time, as it needs to rest in the freezer for at least 6 hours before serving. Yet, that’s the beauty of this recipe though, since it’s the ideal frozen treat to have on a summer day.

Key Lime Margarita Pie

My husband nailed it when he commented after that first bite, ‘it’s like lime ice cream‘ – since it tastes just like it. I used regular cool whip though you could use light to cut calories, yet when it tastes like ice cream without the calories of it – it’s a winner in my books.

So, bring on the regular cool whip and serve just as it’s starting to unthaw. You can thank me later. 😉

Key Lime Margarita Pie frozen dessert recipe
Key Lime Margarita frozen Pie

Key Lime Margarita Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Freeze Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Key Lime Margarita Pie is the ideal easy summer {frozen} dessert. Simple to make and tastes just like lime ice cream, without the excess calories.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 300 mL
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 envelope Kool-Aid Unsweetened Lemon-Lime Drink Mix
  • 3 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping, divided

Instructions

  1. Mix pretzel crumbs, sugar and butter; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  2. Mix next 3 ingredients in large bowl. Whisk in 2-1/2 cups Cool Whip. Pour into crust.
  3. Freeze 6 hours. Remove from freezer 15 min. before serving; let stand at room temperature until slightly softened. Garnish with remaining Cool Whip.

Notes

MAKE IT EASY
For easy serving, dip pie plate into warm water, just to rim, for 30 seconds.
SPECIAL EXTRA
For stronger lime flavour, stir in 2 Tbsp. lime zest with the lime juice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Saturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 43gSugar: 40gProtein: 5g

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28 Comments

  1. This sounds like a very refreshing pie choice. Lime is my favorite margarita flavor so this is perfect for me.

  2. I totally want to make this for this weekend’s girls night! YUM! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Oh my, yes! This sounds delicious… Of course, I was wondering if it would have tequila in it, LOL… but this is just perfect! Thanks for sharing… I will be giving this a try

  4. I’m going to have to start doing crusts like that. This pie sounds so good. I love key lime!

  5. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I have never tried making key lime pie before. i am going to try making this on the weekend.

  6. I am excited to try making this . I am going to get the ingredients i need tomorrow. It looks so delicious.

  7. Sounds like a great and quick dessert for summer, will have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  8. See this is a sin! A girl on a diet can not see this and start drooling! Now I’m drooling! And I’m sending my hubby off to get the ingredients because I’m so making it!

  9. I love lemon meringue pie and I’m sure I’d love this with a normal pastry base too. I’m afraid I don’t like pretzels.

  10. I never tried Key Lime pie. (or Key Lime Margarita Pie)

    Looking at the ingredients I am sure it’s very good. Worth a try.

  11. I love Key Lime Pie so I’m sure I would enjoy this recipe….the pretzel crust sounds kind of odd but kind of tasty at the same time. When we make it I’ll let you know if I liked the crust.:)

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