Key Lime Pie With 5 Ingredients

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

I wanted a quick and easy pie that would mimic the flavor of Key Lime Pie but without the fuss. I tried a popular on-line recipe but found that without a gelling ingredient, the pie was messy to serve and the slices ran together. To solve the problem, I added Instant Pudding Mix and was very pleasantly surprised with the result. Note: use a LARGE graham cracker crust (deep dish type). If your store only carries the small prepared graham crusts, use two crusts.


  1. Thaw Cool Whip according to instructions. Thaw limeade.
  2. Whisk together in a large mixing bowl: Limeade and sweetened condensed Milk. Whisk in powdered instant pudding mix. Whisk in Cool Whip, saving 1 cup of Cool Whip for a nice topping.
  3. Pour mixture into crust. Place remaining 1 cup of Cool Whip around the edges for a pretty presentation.
  4. Allow an hour for the pie to firm up in the refrigerator.