Vegan Key Lime Pie


This recipe for vegan key lime pie is a “sweet” entry in our March Recipe Madness Contest, created and submitted by the Sugar Bakers, CJ Leavens and Joey Conway. To qualify, the recipe contains 8 core ingredients or less.

Vegan Key Lime Pie Recipe

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Key Lime Pie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

This easy vegan key lime pie can easily be soy-free, if you select a dairy-free and soy-free cream cheese alternative, and gluten-free with a gluten-free and dairy-free pie crust.

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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 for the pie to cool and set.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese alternative
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed key lime juice (about 4 to 6 limes), plus zest for garnish
  • ½ cup plain dairy-free milk beverage
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons non-GMO cornstarch
  • Prepared vegan pie crust (they like to use a vegan graham cracker pie crust with this recipe)
  • Dairy-free whipped topping
  1. Put the cream cheese alternative, key lime juice, milk beverage, starch, and vanilla in your blender and puree until smooth.
  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

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  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.

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

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