Key Lime Pie with a Twist (Greek Yogurt)

Key Lime Pie

Twist of lime as a garnish? Yes, but the twist you see, is my special ingredient  “Greek yogurt”.  When thinking of summer desserts, Key Lime Pie always to come to mind. This pie was named after the key limes that are native to the Florida Keys. Citrus fruits give food a fresh summer flavor. Biting into this fresh key lime pie takes your senses on a trip to the Florida Keys.

The Twist- Greek Yogurt

Recipes that incorporate extra protein are very prevalent these days.  One way to add protein to a dessert is by adding Greek yogurt.  My key lime yogurt pie has a fresh, light, and limey taste that isn’t too sweet. I substituted the traditional sweetened condensed milk for yogurt in this recipe and topped it off with some fresh whipped cream.

The crust of choice this time is the standard graham cracker crust.  It’s the perfect summertime dessert!

Rating

 1 Graham cracker crust prepared (see recipe below)
 2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt (non-fat to whole fat works for this recipe)
 1 ½ Packet unflavored gelatin
 1 cup Boiling water
  cup sugar( additional 1/3 cup for graham cracker crust)
 juice of 2 large limes with zest
 1 ½ cups fine graham cracker crumbs
 6 tbsp melted butter

1

Mix gelatin with sugar and add boiling water. Stir until all sugar and gelatin is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

2

Take lime zest and juice and add to gelatin mixture.

3

Blend in greek yogurt with mixer.

4

Pour into baked pie crust.

5

Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.

Graham Cracker Pie Crust
6

Mix together graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar with melted butter.

7

Press into 9" pie plate

8

Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

9

Remove from oven and let cool

Ingredients

 1 Graham cracker crust prepared (see recipe below)
 2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt (non-fat to whole fat works for this recipe)
 1 ½ Packet unflavored gelatin
 1 cup Boiling water
  cup sugar( additional 1/3 cup for graham cracker crust)
 juice of 2 large limes with zest
 1 ½ cups fine graham cracker crumbs
 6 tbsp melted butter

Directions

1

Mix gelatin with sugar and add boiling water. Stir until all sugar and gelatin is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

2

Take lime zest and juice and add to gelatin mixture.

3

Blend in greek yogurt with mixer.

4

Pour into baked pie crust.

5

Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.

Graham Cracker Pie Crust
6

Mix together graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar with melted butter.

7

Press into 9" pie plate

8

Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

9

Remove from oven and let cool

Key Lime Pie with a Twist

If you are looking for another summertime dessert, why not try my Strawberry Cream Cheese Trifle.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jenna L says:

    Fantastic recipe! Super easy to make and super delicious! definitely a hit at our house!

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