Keto Friendly Key Lime Pie

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Keto Key Lime Pie

Oftentimes people think a low-carb or keto diet means you have to give up all your favorite sweets. While it does mean you have to make some adjustments, you certainly dont have to do without! I have been able to recreate most of my favorite pre-keto desserts to keto friendly options.

For example, this Keto French Silk Pie has all of the hallmarks of the classic, including a flakey crust, but only comes to about 5 net carbs a slice! Some other favorites include:

  • Keto Cheesecake Brownies: Rich chocolate brownies laced with vanilla cheesecake swirl for about 2 net carbs each.
  • The BEST Keto Lemon Cheesecake Bars: Shortbread crust, topped with a traditional lemon bar layer and then lemon cheesecake. It is so decadent you wont believe they are keto.
  • Easy No Bake Cookies: A keto spin on the classic no bake peanut butter cookies for about one net carb each.
  • Keto Fruit Pizza: Seriously, fruit pizza! This tastes so much like the original it will blow your mind.

Tips For Making Keto Key Lime Bars

  • Let the crust cool completely before adding the filling. If you dont let the crust cool off first, the bars wont set up properly.
  • Likewise, the bars need to cool after being baked. If you try to top them with whipped cream while theyre still warm, the cream will melt.
  • I like to pop the key lime pie bars in the freezer for about 20 minutes to make them easier to slice. Thats an optional step though!

Why Blue Diamond Almond Flour

Thats easy, Blue Diamond knows almonds, and theirs are second to none. Light and fluffy, its the perfect fine grind that sets apart any almond flour-based recipe. Its important that you have confidence in the brand of almond flour that you choose. Using poorly made, too coarsely ground almond flour can ruin the best of intentions.

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How Does The Pie Taste

The traditional pie uses eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and key limes for the custard filling. Sweetened condensed milk is used to balance out the tartness from the key limes. Sweetened condensed milk is often made with low-quality milk and high fructose corn syrup.

Instead of using it in this recipe I opt for cream cheese, plain Greek yogurt , and sweetener to balance out the key lime taste. Since this recipe doesnt use eggs, you have direct control of the taste! Taste your filling repeatedly to ensure it suits your taste.

If this is your first time making the dish, go lighter on the key lime zest and sweetener. That way you can continue to build on and add more as you need it. Once you add an ingredient, you cant take it away.

If you like bold key lime flavor , use 1/2 cup of key lime juice, 1 tablespoon of key lime zest, and 1/2 cup of sweetener. There isnt much sweetness here, its really bold.

If you like moderate lime flavor and a sweet pie, use 1/2 cup key lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon key lime zest, and 3/4 cups of sweetener. You may even opt to use 1 tablespoon of zest here.

Use both of these as guides for how you much you will need in the recipe and taste, taste, taste prior to loading the filling into the pie plate.

Tips For Keto Key Lime Pie

Tart and Creamy Keto Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker ...

Once you have the sugar free condensed milk and crust ready to go, this pie is a snap to make. Here are my best tips for getting it right:

  • Make the condensed milk. It needs to cool completely so make this in advance of the crust. You can even make it the day before and refrigerate it overnight. It will thicken a lot in the fridge but you can simply let it come to room temperature and it will loosen up again.
  • Prep the crust. This is a modified version of my easy keto pie crust, with Swerve Brown and a touch of cinnamon to make it taste more like a graham cracker crust.
  • Par-bake the crust. About 12 minutes in the oven will help the crust set nicely before you add the key lime filling.
  • Beat the egg yolks. I gathered some great tips from this recipe on King Arthur Baking. Beating the yolks until they thicken helps set the pie and make the filling super creamy.
  • Beat in the condensed milk. You want to beat this until the mixture increases in volume, which again makes the filling lusciously smooth and creamy.
  • Bake the pie. I recommend covering it in foil for the first 30 minutes to keep the crust from over-browning.
  • Chill the pie. Patience, friend! A good keto key lime pie needs to chill and set for at least 3 hours.
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    How To Freeze Avocado Key Lime Pie

    If you have any extra key lime pie made with avocado which I wouldnt count on, but just in case you can freeze it! Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and keep in the freezer.

    When youre ready to eat, simply remove from the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge, or let it sit out for a few minutes on the counter to soften a bit. And dig in.

    Its delicious frozen! But you can let it thaw on the counter for a bit if its too hard.

    Note On Nutritional Information

    Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

    First Published: May 5, 2011 Last Updated: October 2, 2020, with new photos and additional recipe information.

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    Easy Keto Pie Recipes

    Everyone loves pie! And when you can eat keto pies without guilt all the better!! These awesome low carb pie recipes hit the spot of any type of pie flavor that you could want! From fruit pies to creamy pies, this is an awesome list of keto friendly pie recipes that will find something for every occasion!

    Top these with low-carb whipped cream or enjoy as is I promise you that these pie recipes taste just like the real deal that everyone will love and enjoy!

    Weve even included a few pie-related surprises in this listlike pie bites which are perfect for enjoying a low carb treat on the go!

    To view a full recipe, simply click on the title below each photo. This will open the directions in a new browser tab, so you can easily pop back over to the main list.


    Easy Low Carb Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Everything is better with chocolateeven pumpkin pie! This is a great way to use up extra cooked pumpkin!

    Lemon Meringue Pie Lemon meringue pie is one of the most popular types of pies, and this keto friendly version does not disappoint! Plus it is easy to prepare!

    Keto Sugar-Free Pecan Pie This keto pecan pie recipe is the only one youll ever need for the best sugar-free pecan pie ever! Easy to make and just like the real thing!

    Crustless Pecan Pie Without Corn Syrup This easy Crustless Pecan Pie is made without corn syrup, is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo!

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    Keto Lime Recipes Ideas

    Keto Key Lime Pies

    Here are some ideas for ways to incorporate limes, whether thats regular limes, key limes or even exotic varieties such as persian limes, into your ketogenic meal plan. Click through for the keto recipes, most of which are with lemon infused and can simply be swapped for limes instead.

    Curd probably the best thing to do with limes is make a luscious curd. You can enjoy the treat by the spoon full, mixed through keto friendly yogurt, used as a topping for cake, pancakes, waffles or to sandwich cookies together.

    Mousse whisk whipping or heavy cream, add in other keto friendly ingredients such as cream cheese, mascarpone or ricotta and stevia, then add in lime or key lime zest and/or juice for a refreshing mousse dessert.

    Cake this genius 4 ingredient ricotta infused cake can either be enjoyed chilled from the fridge or at room temperature.

    Cookies these easy keto cookies need coconut flour, butter, lemon juice or lime juice and zest as well as stevia and eggs to come together to create bite sized low carb cookie treats.

    Key Lime Pie this video for a keto friendly key lime pie includes almond flour, key lime juice and other low carb, ketogenic friendly ingredients.

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    Keto Key Lime Pie Bars

    Low-Carb Key Lime Pie Bars taste citrusy, tangy, and zesty yet ultra rich and creamy! These easy bars are sugar-free, no-bake, vegan, and an amazing cooling treat for summer!

    Summer dessert recipes, here we GO!

    If youre all about no-bake desserts during the hot months of the year, and/or love key lime pie, youll get a proper kick out of these key lime pie bars.

    Theyre grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and are fun to prepare. If you tried my Low-Carb Lemon Cheesecake Bars, youre already familiar with the concept here!

    Lets chat about the ingredients from which these beauties are made!

    Where Can I Purchase Monk Fruit Sweetener To Make This Recipe

    Monk fruit sweetener is now widely available at most grocery stores, especially specialty food stores and Costco. I personally purchase mine online from Lakanto and have it directly shipped to me.

    If you want to order your monk fruit sweetener online, you can use discount code REALBALANCED for 20% OFF your order!

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    Storage And Serving Suggestions

    You may make this no-bake key lime pie recipe a day in advance it does need to cool and have time to firm for a few hours or overnight.

    I added a bit of fresh, whipped cream and some toasted coconut to the top to make it prettyentirely optional.

    This pie will stay fresh in the fridge for daaaaaays. I had one kicking around for five whole days, and it was still as good as it was on day one. Make sure to keep it covered and refrigerated.

    Low Carb Key Lime Pie Recipe

    Tart and Creamy Keto Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker ...

    This keto key lime pie is so rich and creamy that you wont believe that its low carb! The best part? You can whip it up in less than an hour!

    Key lime pies are tangy and a bit sour, so they might seem like they wouldnt have alot of sugar. However, the average slice of key lime pie has about 40g of carbsyikes!

    But not THIS pie!!

    We cut down the carb count to just 4g net carbs per slice! What a difference!

    This key lime pie is the perfect low-carb dessert for a quick and easy low-carb snack.

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    How Is This Recipe Nut

    This recipe uses shredded coconut, but coconuts are not actually nuts. Theyâre a fruit .

    Real Balanced recipes are nut-free, but they DO contain coconut products.

    Hereâs what the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology has to say about nut allergies and consuming coconut:

    âAlthough the Food and Drug Administration labels coconut as a tree nut, the vast majority of tree nut-allergic individuals also tolerate coconut without difficulty, since coconut is not truly a nut, but rather a fruit.â

    Of course, please check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. If you are looking for recipes that are both nut-free and coconut-free, you can try these keto coconut-free recipes.

    Ingredients Needed To Make A Keto

    Then its just a matter of using an electric mixer and combining the following ingredients:

    • Full-fat cream cheese: Use only blocks of real cream cheese NOT cream cheese spread and make sure its at room temperature.
    • Sour cream: Full-fat provides the most flavor plus its lower in carbs.
    • Heavy whipping cream: This is to ensure you get a thick cheesecake filling. Youll be whipping it with the cream cheese.
    • Sugar-substitute: A must in order to keep it low in carbs.
    • Vanilla extract: Heightens the flavor of the cheesecake
    • Cream cheese softened

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    What Are Key Limes

    If you are new to key lime pie and/or key limes on their own, Im so excited to introduce you to them!

    Key limes are the cutest little mini-limes. Just like their regular-lime cousins they are bright green when picked, but Key limes get increasingly yellow when ripe. Key limes also have more seeds, higher acidity, thinner skin and have so much more delicious aroma!

    Keto Key Lime Pie Recipe You Can Make In 30 Minutes

    Most Amazing Keto Key Lime Pie With Dairy Free Options!

    So lets get this sorted out right off the bat. This is not a traditional key lime pie. You wont find sweetened condensed milk or graham crackers in this recipe, but you will find a luscious, lovely keto key lime cream pie thats a pretty decent replacement. It also has a no-bake pie filling, so bonus!

    This pie is nut free, low carb, and gluten-free to boot, so not bad, all things considered.

    If you like tart and creamy, this recipe is pretty dreamy. And although the filling is no-bake, you do need to bake the pie crust.

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    How To Make A Keto Low Carb Pie Crust

    While you can use a premade pie crust for your pie, you can also make your own.Simply combine together two cups of almond flour, one third cup of melted coconut oil or butter, and sugar alternative equivalent to two tablespoons of sugar. Press this into a prepped pie baking plate, poke a few times with your fork, and bake at 325 for about ten minutes . Here are some similar recipes that you may also like.

    Easy Sugar Free Key Lime Pie

    How to make sugar free keto low carb key lime pie.

    • Prepare your pie crust as directed and allow it to cool.
    • Preheat your oven to 350.
    • In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the egg yolks with the lime zest until the color becomes light and the texture is fluffy . Turn the speed to low and slowly add the sugar free condensed milk and vanilla extract. Continue to beat until the mixture has thickened .
    • Stir in the lime juice by hand until just combined.
    • Transfer the mixture into the prepared and cooled crust. Then bake for 10-12 minutes or until the filling has set. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the filling has set.
    • Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack. Then transfer it to the refrigerator. It is recommended that you freeze the pie for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
    • Serve with whipped topping or the topping of your choice.
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