Mini Key Lime Pie

by Krista on July 22, 2013 · 27 comments

Mini Key Lime Pie

If you had to make a list of your top 10 favorite desserts, I’m pretty sure that Key Lime Pie would be on it. At least, it would definitely be on mine. The crunch from the graham cracker crust mixed with the tartness from the key lime zest. YUMMO! What I love about this Mini Key Lime Pie recipe is just that. It is mini! Built in portion control people, well if you can stop at one.. or two.. or three. :) Not only are they fun and cute because there are mini but they are super tasty! There is key lime juice or zest in every component of the dish and I used a little bit of cream cheese for some extra creamy flavor. It is definitely one of those Key Lime Recipes that you will want to keep around.

*Just a heads up, this recipe calls for low fat sweetened condensed milk to cut back on the richness of the dish. However, if you want it rich, by all means use the regular sweetened condensed milk. :)

To get started, preheat the oven to 350º. In a small bowl mix 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 2 Tablespoons of sugar, and 6 Tablespoons of melted butter.

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Next, add 1 teaspoon of lime zest to graham cracker bowl and mix until completely combined. Place cupcake liners in cupcake tins. Add 2 Tablespoons of the graham cracker mixture and press down in each cupcake liner.

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Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven, and let completely cool.

In a stand mixer, combine 2 oz. of softened cream cheese, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 1 Tablespoon of lime zest. Mix until combined.

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Add one 14oz. can of low fat sweetened condensed milk and mix until incorporated and no lumps of cream cheese remain.

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Mix in 1 egg yolk and 1/2 cup of key lime juice until incorporated. Pour mixture into cooled graham cracker cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full.

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Bake for 15 minutes at 350º.

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Remove from oven and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.. Top with fresh lime zest. Serve.

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{Filling recipe by Christine’s Cuisine}

Mini Key Lime Pie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 23 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 18 mini pies

Ingredients

    Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • Key Lime Cream Cheese Filling
  • 2 oz. of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon of lime zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 can of {14oz.} of low fat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup of key lime juice {or lime}

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. In a small bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter, and lime zest. Mix until completely combined.
  3. Place cupcake liners in cupcake tins.
  4. Add 2 Tablespoons of the graham cracker mixture and press down in each cupcake liner.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven, and let completely cool.
  6. In a stand mixer, combine softened cream cheese, salt, and lime zest. Mix until combined.
  7. Add low fat sweetened condensed milk and mix until incorporated and no lumps of cream cheese remain.
  8. Mix in egg yolk and key lime juice until incorporated.
  9. Pour mixture into cooled graham cracker cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes at 350º.
  11. Remove from oven and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.. Top with fresh lime zest. Serve.

Notes

{Filling recipe by Christine's Cuisine}

http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/mini-key-lime-pie/

 More Joyful Healthy Eats recipes you might enjoy:

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies

zucchinibrownies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Gina July 22, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Don’t those look so good!!! YUM Krista

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Krista July 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Thanks Gina, they were scrumptious. Definitely need to make them again! :)

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Kristina @ Love & Zest July 22, 2013 at 11:36 AM

gah.. I’m in love with your photography!! Beautiful!

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Krista July 22, 2013 at 2:32 PM

haha.. thanks Kristina. Back at ya girl! :)

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor July 22, 2013 at 5:13 PM

I love key lime pie and the mini ones are the perfect treat!

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Krista July 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Thanks Ashley… I love the cute mini bites too! :)

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor July 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Krista, I made these for my colleagues at work and they loved them! Luckily, I still have some key limes left so I’m going to make another batch.

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Krista July 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Awesome! I’m so glad first off that your co-workers loved them AND that you have enough key limes to make a second batch. {keep some for yourself this time.. they go quick.}

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Gloria @ Simply Gloria July 22, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Funny, I never even paid any attention if there were ever “low fat” SCM! I must have over looked that item. hmmm…
These are the perfect size! Pinning and FB!

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Krista July 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM

haha…. you crack me up Gloria. Well, for not using the “low fat” you look pretty good girl! :) Thanks for the pin love!

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Cindy Eikenberg July 22, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Hi Krista – I love little individual desserts and these look really great! I have to agree with Gloria, I had NO idea there was low-fat SCM. Gloria overlooked it, but I just refuse to wear my glasses and it’s a miracle I wind up with the right stuff! :) Thanks for sharing this awesome little dessert – pinning!

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Krista July 22, 2013 at 9:25 PM

hahaa… I actually like it better. The full fat one is just too sweet and rich for me, this one is perfect. So make sure you have your glasses at the grocery store when you are looking for the low fat kind. :) Thanks for the pin love and enjoy your small bite!

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Meghan @ The Tasty Fork July 22, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Key Lime Pie is MY FAVORITE!!! Instead of birthday cake, my Mom would make me Key Lime Pie. I love the little portion size. Pinned…and will TOTALLY be making!!

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Krista July 22, 2013 at 9:24 PM

haha.. Love it! I totally need to start asking for key lime pie for my birthday cake. I just settle for the regular old boring birthday cake! You have a momma who loves you! :) Thanks for the pin love. I hope you enjoy!

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Shawna July 29, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Being from Florida and the Keys one of my favorite places to visit of course this is one of my favorite desserts. Beautiful pictures.

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Krista July 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

The Keys is definitely a fun place to visit! Thanks for the sweet comments Shawna! :)

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Adelina Priddis July 31, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Oh I like it! I haven’t done anything with key lime for a few years. I love the small portions. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

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Krista August 1, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Well, its about time you make something with key lime then and these are delicious. :) Thanks for stopping by Adelina!

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Julie @ This Gal Cooks August 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

I love Key Lime Pie, Krista. There was a little grocery store that we used to go to when we lived in Jupiter, FL. They had some of the best Key Lime Tarts I’ve ever had! I always had to get one when we went there.

Your little pies are so cute! Pinning and sharing on FB and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvleous Mondays!

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Krista August 3, 2013 at 2:22 PM

I don’t think there’s anything better than a good key lime dessert. I’m pretty sure you need to try and replicate those key lime tarts on your blog girl… ready go! :) THanks for sharing!

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Robi August 13, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I am a new step mother and my step son asked for key lime pie…grrr I thought to myself-I have never liked anything lime…but WOW !! I just made these and they are so yummy! Not only did this recipe win over the son-it also made me fall in love with key lime ! Thank you so much…

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Krista August 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Oh Robi… That’s awesome! You totally just made my day, I’m so glad that it won over your stepson and YOU! Makes my heart happy, thanks so much for sharing!

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Shari August 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM

I LOVE key lime pie. I make these little ones all the time. I don’t feel as guilty about eating them since they are small and cute. ;-)

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Krista August 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM

exactly… built in portion control. And, I’m all about the guilt free desserts! :)

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