Creamy Lime Pie with Fresh Berries Recipe
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Creamy Lime Pie with Fresh Berries Recipe

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I combined the tangy taste of lime and cilantro with cream cheese for this unusual berry pie that showcases seasonal fruit. The ginger cookies add zip to the crust. —Anneliese Barz, Fort Mill, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups finely crushed gingersnap cookies (about 30 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 441 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix crushed cookies, sugar and flour; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, lime peel and lime juice until blended. Beat in confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Stir in cilantro. Transfer to crust. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours or until filling is firm.
  3. Just before serving, arrange berries over pie. In microwave, warm preserves just until melted. Brush over berries. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Lime Pie with Fresh Berries in Taste of Home June/July 2014

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"The perfect 4th of July dessert! My family and friends loved it. I omitted the cilantro to make it more kid-friendly. Great lime flavor."

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