Fluffy Key Lime Pie (lighter recipe)

Cool off with a lighter key lime pie. Don’t worry, it’s just as flavorful as the original.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

1 1/2
cups finely crushed graham crackers (20 squares)
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
3
tablespoons sugar
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2
cup Key lime juice
1
container (8 oz) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press in bottom and up side of 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown; cool.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat milk and lime juice with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and thickened. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into cooled pie crust.
  • 3 Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until set. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

A native Florida fruit, Key limes are smaller, rounder, more yellowish in color and more tart than the prevalent green Persian limes. If Key limes aren’t available in your grocery store, look for bottled Key lime juice near the other bottled lime juices.

Make it easier. Pick up a frozen ready-made crust and bake as directed on the package. Or, use a ready-made graham cracker crust.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
43g
43%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.