Tobins' Tastes: Lightened Up Key Lime Pie

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lightened Up Key Lime Pie

Being from South Florida, it is only natural that we love Key Lime Pie. In fact, Justin and I pretty much try it anytime we see it on a menu. There is a restaurant in town that is famous for it's Key Lime Pie and since we can't really afford to eat dinner there on a regular basis, we occasionally sit at the bar, drink margaritas, split an appetizer and a piece of their Key Lime Pie and call it dinner. 

I am ashamed to admit I have never actually made a Key Lime Pie. It seems like it would be so complicated. This version of Key Lime Pie however is so easy I thought there was no way it would turn out. While it lacks the custardiness of a real Key Lime Pie ( I imagine that is what makes it bad for you in the first place), this frozen treat was so light and refreshing and almost forgot to make comparisons. 

We kept it in the freezer but I think it would be a little creamier if left in the fridge. I had a little extra cool whip so I decided to get fancy with it and decorate the pie like a real pie. This would be the perfect summer dessert for a BBQ or cookout. Enjoy!

Lightened Up Key Lime Pie adapted from
  • Reduced fat graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 package of sugar free lime jello/gelatin 
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 12 oz. of fat free key lime yogurt (I used two 6oz containers)
  • 1 (8oz) tub of fat free cool whip 
Such simple ingredients.
1.) Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. 

2.) Wisk in yogurt. 

3.) Fold in cool whip. I store mine in the freezer and would definitely recommend letting it thaw completely before mixing it in to avoid lumps. 

4.) Pour mixture evenly into pie crust. 

5.) I got fancy and used a piping bag and left over cool whip to decorate. 

6.) Freeze for at least two hours before serving. 


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  1. Your pie looks fabulous! I've never made a Key Lime Pie - I'm not even sure if I've ever had one - but, then again, I'm not from Florida! :-)

    I am now following you on Linky Followers & invite you to join me there as well!

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  2. That looks really good I'll have to try it....found you at Miz Helens Country Cottage party:)

  3. Hi Kaylee,
    What a great recipe, I can't wait to try it! Hope you have a wonderful Easter Celebration and thank you so much for sharing at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. That looks absolutely delish! I am going to have to try it.

  5. What a great pie! I love the "healthier" versions of my favorite treats.

  6. Ooh, this looks great and certainly looks easy enough to try. Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week.

  7. This sounds delicious!!! It looks super easy too! I am going to try this out soon! YUM!! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.

  8. Hi, I'm stopping by from Aquariann's blog. This key lime pie looks sooo scrumptious, I may just have to test it out! I have never made one of these pies before, though I have tasted them, so I know that I love the flavor. Looks like a great recipe!

    Please stop by my blog sometime, and have yourself a wonderful weekend!
    ~ Tarissa
    { In the Bookcase }

  9. Kaylee this pie looks so good!

  10. That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing :-)

  11. Yumm. This looks so simple but so delicious. Thanks for linking up.

  12. I will definitely have to try this out! It looks delicious.

  13. Looks great! Found you from Chef in Training!

  14. That looks delicious, going to have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing always looking for light delicious recipes to try. Visiting from Terrific Tuesday's Link Party

  15. I've never eaten Key Lime Pie before... yes I know.. sad!! I'm going to try this!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  16. Aww sad day! I'm from the ol' FL too. The only real key lime pie is made with KEY limes, either the actual limes or the juice that you can buy in stores. You should call this "lime pie". I'm sure it tastes quite good. But it is not key lime pie.

  17. I love key lime pie and this looks delicious! Perfect for a summer night. Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  18. I also LOVE key lime pie! This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  19. this recipe sounds and looks so cool and refreshing. Visiting from Pamela's heavenly treats!

  20. Thanks for the recipe! Always looking for diet recipes.

  21. can any one tell me the point on this pie? i made it's very good!

  22. Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

    PS I am following you now. If you like Carole's Chatter it would be great if you followed me back.


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