Easy Key Lime Pie Trifle

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


10 servings

Updated: Nov. 17, 2023
I came up with this easy Key lime pie trifle because I adore Key lime pie in all its forms. It's a refreshing treat on a hot summer day, and since it can be made ahead, it's ideal for entertaining, too. The pie is easier to cut when still a little frozen, but be sure to let the pieces finish thawing before starting the recipe. —Barbara Moorhead, Gaffney, South Carolina
Easy Key Lime Pie Trifle Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 frozen key lime pie (36 ounces), cut into 1-in. cubes, thawed
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Place half the pie pieces in a 3-qt. trifle bowl or glass bowl. Spread with half the cream cheese mixture; top with 1/2 cup coconut and 1/2 cup pecans. Repeat layers. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 685 calories, 48g fat (24g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.