Vegan Key Lime Pie is a Zesty Dessert You Can Easily Make Ahead

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If you want to add a little zest to your barbecue or picnic, then I highly recommend this easy vegan key lime pie recipe. It’s a light cream pie and cheesecake hybrid, that requires minimal cooking, and just minutes of preparation. The hardest part is waiting for it to set up!

Vegan Key Lime Pie Recipe - Quick & Easy Make Ahead Dessert - Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free Option - Works with regular limes and Meyer lemons, too

Vegan Key Lime Pie is a Zesty Dessert You Can Easily Make Ahead

Of course, key limes are the best thing to use in this pie, and they’re still in season (throughout summer and early fall). If you can’t get your hands on key limes, you can use regular limes. Or try Meyer lemons for a flavor twist!

This recipe for vegan key lime pie was an entry in our March Recipe Madness Contest many years ago. It was created and submitted by CJ Leavens and Joey Conway, who used to do cooking videos under as the Sugar Bakers. They’ve since moved on, but their fast and easy dessert recipe is still here to enjoy. And today, we’ve giving it an update!

Vegan Key Lime Pie Recipe - Quick & Easy Make Ahead Dessert - Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free Option - Works with regular limes and Meyer lemons, too

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Key Lime Pie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. You can also make this recipe gluten-free with a gluten-free, vegan pie crust. Dairy-free options are easy to find, but gluten-free crusts often use eggs.

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Vegan Key Lime Pie
 
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This recipe comes together so quickly, but please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. Allow enough time (at least a few hours) for the pie to cool and set. You can make it a day ahead.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese alternative
  • ¾ to 1 cup sugar, to taste
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed key lime juice (about 4 to 6 limes), plus zest for garnish
  • ½ cup unsweetened or plain dairy-free milk beverage
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons non-GMO cornstarch
  • 1 regular prepared vegan pie crust (not deep dish; vegan graham cracker pie crust recommended)
  • Dairy-free whipped topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put the cream cheese alternative, ¾ cup sugar, key lime juice, milk beverage, starch, and vanilla in your blender and puree until smooth. Taste, and add more sugar, if needed, to achieve your perfect sweet-tart balance.
  2. Pour the mixture into a pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Scrape the mixture into your prepared pie crust and let it cool. Refrigerate until set.
  4. Top with dairy-free whipped topping and sprinkle with key lime zest, to serve
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ pie Calories: 269 Fat: 12.3g Saturated fat: 7.5g Carbohydrates: 40.7g Sugar: 25g Sodium: 249mg Fiber: 1.2g Protein: 1.1g

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4 Comments

  1. Great recipe, except for the fact that you forgot to put a sweetener. As is it would be horribly bitter. You need to add about a cup of sugar and then it’s delish.

    Thanks,
    Sunny
    (Born and raised in the Florida Keys, home of the original key lime pie.)

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