Icebox Key Lime Pie

READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • For the crust:
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pulse crackers and sugar in food processor until finely ground.
  • Add melted butter in steady stream, while pulsing, until crumbs resemble damp sand.
  • Using bottom of dry measuring cup, press crumbs firmly into bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Bake until fragrant and browned around edges, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • For the filling:
  • Process sugar and zest in food processor until sugar turns bright green, about 30 seconds.
  • Add cream cheese and process until combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Add condensed milk and pudding mix and process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Stir gelatin and 2 tablespoons lime juice in small bowl.
  • Heat in microwave for 15 seconds.
  • Stir until dissolved.
  • With machine running, pour gelatin mixture, remaining lime juice and vanilla through feed tube and mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Pour filling into cooled crust, cover with plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.
  • To serve, let pie sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing and garnishing.