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No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies {Gluten Free, Paleo and Vegan}

No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies are a layer of crust filled with key lime filling and topped with whipped coconut cream! These little bites pies are gluten free, vegan, and paleo!

No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies - a layer of  crust is filled with key lime filling and topped with whipped coconut cream! These little bites pies are gluten free, vegan, paleo and healthy!

At any time, an entire drawer in my fridge is filled with lemons and limes. They are the perfect seasoning for many dishes. A simple squeeze of a lemon into a glass of cold water creates a refreshing drink. I use citrus in desserts, appetizers, drinks, and main dishes. I also love that they provide a fresh citrus flavor year round. I’m always brain-storming ideas for using fresh lemons and limes and love sharing the recipes with you.

A few weeks ago I shared the recipe for No Bake Raspberry Lemon Cookie Cups. They quickly became popular for all of the reasons that I love – they are no bake, gluten free, paleo, vegan and delicious. They are the perfect summer dessert for both kids and adults. With a subtly sweet taste, they satisfy my craving for sweets without refined sugar. I wanted to experiment with different flavors and decide to create these no bake mini key lime pies. They are the perfect serving size and they include all of the things I love about key lime pie but are even better for you.

No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies - a layer of  crust is filled with key lime filling and topped with whipped coconut cream! These little bites pies are gluten free, vegan, paleo and healthy!

The recipe starts with a basic gluten-free pie crust that I have used many times in the past. It is no-bake so the crust needs to be refrigerated to form a solid shell. The filling is creamy and packed with coconut flavor. Lime zest in both the crust and filling adds the perfect amount of lime flavor without being too overwhelming.

No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies - a layer of  crust is filled with key lime filling and topped with whipped coconut cream! These little bites pies are gluten free, vegan, paleo and healthy!

No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies - a layer of  crust is filled with key lime filling and topped with whipped coconut cream! These little bites pies are gluten free, vegan, paleo and healthy!

No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies - a layer of  crust is filled with key lime filling and topped with whipped coconut cream! These little bites pies are gluten free, vegan, paleo and healthy!

Craving something even sweeter? Today, I am also sharing the recipe for my favorite Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes on Lindsay’s blog, Life Love and Sugar. Head over to her blog for the cupcake recipe.

No Bake Mini Key Lime Pie {Gluten Free, Paleo and Vegan}
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Ingredients

    For the pie crust:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • zest from one lime
  • pinch of salt
  • For the filling:
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • zest from one lime
  • For the whipped coconut topping:
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut cream or full fat coconut milk, chilled overnight
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (powdered sugar, maple syrup or natural sweetener)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. To make the pie crust, line a standard size muffin tin with plastic wrap. Add all of the ingredients for the cookie cups (almond flour through salt) to a food processor. Pulse until well blended and the mixture starts to clump. Using a 1-1/2 inch or 2 inch cookie scoop, divide the mixture among the prepared muffin tins. Press mixture into each cup. Use the back of the scoop to make a deep indentation in the cup. Chill the crusts in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. To make the filling, In a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, combine the coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut cream and maple syrup. Heat until everything melts together to form a smooth mixture, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and whisk in the lime juice and lime zest. Let filling cool to room temperature. Once cooled, remove pie crusts from freezer and pour filling into each cup (be careful not to overfill the cups.) Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.
  3. To make the whipped coconut topping, remove the can of coconut cream from the fridge and flip the can over on the counter. Open the can and remove any liquid that settled on top of the cream. Scoop the thick coconut cream into the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk until creamy, about 30 seconds. Add the sweetener and vanilla and whisk until fluffy, about one minute. Remove pies from muffin tin by gently pulling up on the plastic wrap. Remove from plastic wrap and pipe coconut cream onto each pie. Serve immediately or refrigerate until just prior to serving.

Notes

*It is important to keep these pies refrigerated until just prior to serving. I usually take them out of the fridge 15 to 30 minutes before serving to bring to room temperature. These pies become soft at warm temperaures. If the cups soften too much, return to fridge and chill.

**Always use coconut cream (I use Trader Joe’s brand) or full fat coconut milk. The coconut cream works best and different brands of coconut milk are known to produce different results when making whipped coconut cream. Using coconut cream ensures that the filling will be smooth and thick.

http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/06/03/no-bake-mini-key-lime-pies/

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies - a layer of  crust is filled with key lime filling and topped with whipped coconut cream! These little bites pies are gluten free, vegan, paleo and healthy!

56 Comments

  1. Julia

    These are just beautiful. So light and I bet they taste awesome. Key Lime is the best!

  2. Erin @ The Almond Eater

    I love these! They’re adorable and healthy and….adorable. And healthy. And light! Pinning :)

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Kiiiiiind of totally obsessing over these! Key Lime Pie is my favorite, and then you made it all paleo and full of healthy goodness, and I kind of want to marry these adorable little bites. Pinning!

  4. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    These little pies are amazing. Key lime is one of my favorite flavors. And totally love that these are no bake. Perfect for summer!

  5. Becky | The Cookie Rookie

    Wow, these look so amazing! One of my very favorite flavors…what a perfect dessert! And I LOVE the new blog design. Beautiful!

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These are so adorable, Ashley! Mini foods always seem to taste better, especially when they’re no-bake and involve limes!

  7. Jennie @onesweetmess

    These mini beauties need to make there way to my dessert plate. I love lime in the summer. Pinned.

  8. Kelly

    I love that you made healthy gluten free mini key lime pies! They look so so beautiful! And no-bake makes them perfect for summer!

  9. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    I am absolutely loving all the healthy no bake mini desserts you’ve been sharing Ashley! These would be the perfect treat to end a summer BBQ with!

  10. Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    I love no bake desserts. They are perfect for the summer. Beautiful pictures too!

  11. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    Oh wow, these are so pretty! I would love to serve them at a dinner party. Such a neat idea Ashley!

  12. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    These are SO awesome!! I am sure there are plenty more flavors in the works, but I am not sure they could top these!

  13. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    These mini key lime pies are soooo gorgeous Ashley! I want 5 right now!!
    Pinned!

  14. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    These are the cutest little treats I’ve ever seen. Thank you for making recipes that can be enjoyed by all types of people with dietary restrictions. You rock!

  15. Amanda

    These are too cute! LOVE!!!

  16. Beth @ bethcakes

    These little pies are the cutest things! I would have never known they are so much healthier than regular key lime pies just by looking at them. They look like the perfect little sweet treat! I love all the coconut in them too. :)

  17. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    No bake Ashley is a dream come true for us out here. When its hot you don’t want to turn on the oven. These key lime pies look delicious and love that they are GF. Need them asap! :)

  18. Justine | Cooking and Beer

    These are seriously the cutest little bites I’ve ever seen. I kind of go a little crazy obsessive over key lime! Pinned!

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  20. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I can’t even stand how adorable these little key lime pies are!! And um, you just made my day when you said the words “no-bake.” These are SO happening in my kitchen this weekend! Love your photos too, Ashley!

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  22. Ashley

    Yay for no bake desserts! These are just so pretty! And the key lime flavor sounds fantastic!!

  23. Joann Woolley

    LOVE no bake recipes for summer! and anything mini just makes it cuter.

  24. Christina @ Bake with Christina

    Those little mini key lime pies are TOO adorable! And I’m loving that they’re paleo – I’ll have to try them out!! Pinned :)

  25. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    These are too cute! They look dangerous, though, I’m pretty sure I would not be able to stop at just one 😉

  26. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    I love a good dessert and these mini pies look delicious! They’d be perfect for a party too!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Share The Wealth Sunday!

    xoxo
    Lisa

  27. Tianna

    yummy! these look delicious!

  28. Camila

    Ooooh my Goodness! I’m so pinning this! Looks amazing!!!
    Hugs

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  30. Karly

    This is my kind of summer dessert! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  31. Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?

    These mini pies sound amazing, and I love that they are no bake. Perfect for summer! I am featuring you this week, over at Simple Supper Tuesday. We hope you can join us again this week, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

  32. Lou Lou Girls

    Wow! That looks incredible. I’m so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us. We hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  34. Ashley Mullen

    This looks great! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! I hope that you’ll link up again this week. I’ve pinned this to the Creative K Pinterest board.

  35. Elic

    I had to check these out, but since I HATE coconut I will not be making them. I like that they are corn starch free, at least if you don’t use powdered sugar, but since there is no way I’ve ever discovered a way I like coconut, I won’t be even trying them. Pity, because I totally adore lime.

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  38. Theresa @DearCreatives

    Pinned & shared thanks for sharing at the party! Key lime is a favorite of ours. I’ll have to try your recipe. Hope to see you again soon.

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