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No-bake Key lime pie in a jar

Send your taste buds on a tropical vacation with dessert! Our no-bake Key lime pie in a jar recipe, inspired by A Million Moments, is the fastest and most delicious way to satisfy an island-inspired sweet tooth.

Dessert in a jar? Yes! Just imagine digging a spoon into a mason jar layered with creamy whipped topping, a luscious Key lime filling and buttery graham crackers. One bite will transport you to the Florida Keys.

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Why mason jars? Mason jars make every day feel like summer, whether you love canning fruit and vegetables from your garden, have jumped on the salad-in-a-jar craze or simply adore using them as glasses for your favorite iced tea. Personally, we prefer Key lime pie in a jar, and we want you to enjoy it, too!

Key lime pie is the dreamy, creamy state pie of Florida. For good reason! Not only is it made from the small Key limes that grow in the Florida Keys, this popular American pie is simply divine in balancing sweet and tart, creamy and crunchy. Traditionally, Key lime pie is made with Key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. Since we wanted a no-bake version, we’ve omitted the eggs and swapped in cream cheese. The cream cheese gives our no-bake Key lime pie the creamy custard-like consistency that Key lime pie lovers crave.

Cook’s note: If you can’t find Key limes in the grocery store, you can order them online or substitute bottled Key lime juice. No luck? No problem! We won’t tell anyone if you use regular supermarket limes.

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Use a food processor to finely grind graham crackers

Place graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until they are finely crushed.

Use a food processor to finely grind graham crackers


Add butter to graham cracker crumbs and mix together

Transfer the graham cracker crumbs to a bowl and add melted butter, tossing to distribute the butter throughout the crumbs.

Add butter to graham cracker crumbs and mix together


Mix together cream cheese, condensed milk and Greek yogurt

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine softened cream cheese, condensed milk, vanilla Greek yogurt and Key lime juice. Beat  until smooth, then refrigerate the filling for at least 10 minutes to chill.

Mix together cream cheese, condensed milk and Greek yogurt


Spoon crushed graham crackers into the bottom of a mason jar

To make the pie, layer 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of each mason jar.

Spoon crushed graham crackers into the bottom of a mason jar


Pack mixture down tight, making room for the key lime filling

Use a spoon or similar kitchen tool to push down the graham cracker, leaving a lot of space for your filling.

Pack mixture down tight making room for the key lime filling


Spoon filling over crushed graham crackers

Spoon 2/3 cup of the Key lime filling over the crumbs. Be generous with the creamy filling, you won’t regret it.

Spoon filling over crushed graham crackers


Top with a generous portion of whip cream

Top with whipped topping and watch as your no-bake key lime pie comes to life.

Top with a generous portion of whip cream


Finish it off with extra graham cracker crumbs and a lime wedge

Sprinkle some of the graham cracker on top and garnish with a slice of lime.

Finish it off with extra graham crackers and a lime wedge


Spoon out a delicious bite of no-bake key lime pie

Dig in now or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Spoon out a delicious bite of no-bake key lime pie


No need to slave over a hot oven with this refreshing treat

No need to slave over a hot oven with this refreshing treat

No bake Key lime pie in a jar

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 packages of graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 (14-ounce) can condensed milk (7 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 ounce Key lime juice
  • Whipped topping (the amount will depend on the size of the jars)
  • Fresh lime slices to garnish
  • 4 (8-ounce) mason jars

Instructions

  1. Place the graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until fine.
  2. Transfer the graham cracker crumbs to a small bowl.
  3. Add the melted butter to the graham cracker crumbs and mix together. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a standup mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese, condensed milk, Greek yogurt and Key lime juice. Beat on medium speed for about five minutes or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  5. Refrigerate the cream cheese mixture for about 10 minutes to chill.
  6. Pour 1/3 cup of crushed graham crackers into the bottom of each mason jar and lightly pack the mixture down.  
  7. Spoon about 2/3 cup of the cream cheese mixture into each jar and sprinkle on a few more crushed graham crackers.  
  8. Top the mixture in each jar with whipped topping. Add a slice of lime to each dessert for garnish.
  9. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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