Mini Key Lime Pie

Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Next, add 1 teaspoon of lime zestย 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.

Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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.

Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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

Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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.

Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Bake for 15 minutes at 350ยบ.

Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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

Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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Easy to make Mini Cheesecake Key Lime Pie Bites, done in 30 minutes. The perfect bite size dessert!| joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Mini Key Lime Pie

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 23 mins
  • Total Time: 28 mins
  • Yield: 18 Mini Pies
  • Category: Dessert, Mini Bites, Appetizers

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 350ยบ.
  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 350ยบ.
  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}


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 151 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

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32 Responses
        1. 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.}

  1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing this awesome little dessert – pinning!

    1. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the pin love and enjoy your small bite!

    1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the pin love. I hope you enjoy!

  2. 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!

    1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ THanks for sharing!

  3. Robi

    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…

    1. 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!

  4. Elizabeth

    These taste great, but they were the biggest waste of time I have ever spent in the kitchen! I followed the recipe to a “T” using the regular fat SCM, cooled them for 30 minutes, and can not get a single one out of the paper without totally ruining the dessert. I have a very sticky pile of crumbs and cupcake liners. I am sooo disappointed! Made them for an 80th birthday party, now I’m up a creek and out of time with no key lime bites, grrrr. And I spent FOREVER squeezing all those key limes…

    1. Ohhhh… I’m sorry Elizabeth! I can’t believe they stuck to the sides! That didn’t happen to me and I’ve made these a couple of times.

      I know how long it takes the squeeze those limes!!! I would so be frustrated too! I know that doesn’t help but I’m sorry.

      If you still like the flavor, maybe next time make them into bars so you can avoid the sticky mess disaster you had on hand, the bars will be alot cleaner.

    1. Hey Jane, I just started doing the nutrition count about a year ago and haven’t gone back to my old posts. Sorry about that. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just updated it for you. It will show on the recipe card right underneath the recipe directions. ๐Ÿ™‚

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