Key Lime Pudding Pie

A Key Lime Pudding Pie.
Simple enough that your kiddos can make this with you from start to finish.
If you can’t find Key limes, you can substitute regular limes or even lemons too.
I used 10 mini pie shells but you can use one large crust and make one pie too!
The creamy vanilla pudding and the tart citrus go great together in this make ahead dessert.
Summer desserts made simple.
This recipe makes either one large pie or 10 to 12 mini pies.

Shopping List
1 (3 oz) box of instant vanilla pudding 
1 cup of milk
1 cup whipped topping (I used Cool Whip), thawed slightly
1/4 cup fresh key lime juice
2 tablespoons key lime zest
1 prepared graham cracker crust or 10 to 12 mini graham cracker crusts

In a large mixing bowl, whisk your dry vanilla pudding mix and milk about two minutes.  Whisk in your Cool Whip, key lime juice and lime zest until just combined.  
Pour mixture into your pie crust(s) and refrigerate at least 4 hours up to 2 days.
Remove from fridge and garnish with a little more zest (optional) and serve.
A great summer pie for your next gathering.
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  • Narci June 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Key Lime pudding pie!! I don't think that it can get any better than this! Yum!! I'd like one of these for breakfast! šŸ™‚

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} June 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I'm all about these.

  • V @ X-tremely V June 23, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Key Lime Pie has quickly become my favorite! Can't wait to try this recipe! šŸ™‚

  • Kara Bonilla July 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I am going to make this with a few adaptations! Instead of mini pies, I am going to make it into a freezer bar! Double up the recipe and put it in a 13×9 pan and make my own crust for a big family gathering coming up next month.

    Recently at a restaurant I ordered key lime pie that had a ginger snap crust… it was to DIE for! I might try that as well!

    Thanks for your fun, fast, and delicious summer recipes, a fun way to cook through the summer!


  • Pam June 20, 2016 at 1:02 am

    My nine-year old made these for my husband and they are amazing! Hubs is a pretty tough critic and he loved them, and my oldest asked for seconds. Super simple, delish recipe. Thanks!