Fluffy Key Lime Pie Recipe
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1 package (0.3 ounce) sugar-free lime gelatin
- 2 cartons (6 ounces each) Key lime yogurt
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
- 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (6 ounces)
- 1. In a large bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to complete dissolve. Whisk in yogurt. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust.
- 2. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 2 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
1 piece: 194 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Fluffy Key Lime Pie
"You can make other flavors simply change out the gelatin and the yogurt...strawberry, peach, lemon, etc. I've been making this for many years. It is always a hit!"
"You DO NOT have to use the same flavor jello as the yogurt. I really like raspberry yogurt with peach jello, for example. I usually use an Oreo crust with most of my pies just because I like the look and taste; and I always add plenty of fruit. Most of the time I will also use a juice or flavored iced tea in place of the water, but that does bring up the sugar count. LOVE these pies!"
"Seriously? This belongs in the Key Lime Hall of Shame."
"Great recipe ?? we used carb master yogurt to cut the carbs ? my daughter is a type 1 diabetic so we gotta watch those ?? anybody knocking this recipe or anything sugar free !!! Some people aren't as fortunate or have no choice with certain things ???? my daughter can still consume sugars etc and to be honest white bread would spike her more then a snicker bar lol contrary to belief..."
"So easy and delicious!"
"I've made this many times with different flavors of jello and yogurt, even mixing and matching like orange jello and lemon yogurt. No one even knows it's made with sugar free or reduced fat/sugar products. If you want to reduce the sugar, there are low sugar yogurts out there, even without aspartame.The one thing I never done yet is put it in a pie crust; I never saw the appeal of it in a pie. The filling is great as it's own thing: a fluffy, cool, and flavorful dessert."
"YUMMY- I made two pie's ,so simply and so good. I'm giving the other one to my sister in law for her family for Easter. Thank You, Lee-Ann Treacher"
"Very nice and very easy. Can also be modified using different flavors of jello & yogurt."
"Well this was a big hit with hubby and I. Made it just as the recipe was printed. Would definitely make it again and again."
"This is a good pie."
"This recipe is at least 15 years old (nothing wrong with that), from Weight Watchers. It is very good, but I agree with the first reviewer. Not a fan of Cool Whip, and I'm not a fan of anything that is sugar free. There are some funky ingredients in both Cool Whip and the sugar free Jello."
"I recently came across this recipe and I am so glad I did! This key lime pie is absolutely delicious and refreshing! I have made it 3 times, each time changing it up a little. For example, even though I use the ingredients it calls for... the first time I used 2 containers of light yogurt w/ some fresh lime juice, the second time I used 1 light yogurt and 1 regular yogurt and this third time I used 1 light and 1 regular yogurt and again added fresh squeezed lime juice. I tasted it before pouring it into the crust and it was DELICIOUS! Third times a charm! It's just now setting in the refrigerator but I think from now on I will be adding lime juice b/c it enhances the flavors and makes it a bit more tangy. Yum!"
"Wonderful. I did make my own crust and used i/2 the sugar and 2 tsp. Stevia Sweetener. Yogurt. I used plain Greek Yogurt and put in 1/2 tsp. Vanilla, Stevia to taste and squeezed a fresh lime into it. It is to die for. I am making it a regular summer treat, Oh who am I kidding, year round treat."
"I've made this for my diabetic husband and sons and everyone loves it! I make it with low fat and sugar free ingredients. No one at our church pitch-in knew it was diet and low-fat!"
"Very light and fluffy. Next time I am going to add cream cheese."
"Loved it! I did not have key lime jello, so I used unflavored gelatin and substituted lime juice for the water. The pie was awesome. This will be a repeat at our house!"
"Delicious and so easy to make!"
"Very good & easy."
"Absolutely Delicious! It was SO easy to make and turned out just perfect. DEFINITELY will make this over and over!"
"FYI: Use caution when you serve this to those who want SUGARFREE! This recipe isn't! Check ALL your ingredients' labels first before you serve this as SUGAR FREE! If you used the Yoplait Yogurt, as I did, there are 14g of sugar per serving, plus the Graham Cracker crust might have some! Mine will be for our dinner dessert TONIGHT!!"
"I have used different Jello flavors with matching yogurts on this one-peach is great!"
"I made this for a get-together along with a couple of other pies. It was a hit! Everyone loved it. It's perfect for a light ending to a big meal."
"I prepare a dessert bar for the Fire Dept's monthly fundraising dinners and I always include a diabetic-friendly dessert. I will definitely try this recipe. Key lime pies go over well with our guests, so I know this key-lime-like substitute will make our sugar-conscious guests very happy. I can't wait to try it with other flavors, too. This sounds like a winner. Thanks! (star rating for all things about it; add'l star missing only because I haven't made it yet!)"
"I have been making for years. I'M diabetic and this is one of my go to desserts when i want something light. Super easy to make"
"First of all it is called Key Lime pie because it is using key lime flavored yogurt. Secondly, you can make this pie with cherry jello and cherry yogurt or strawberry jello and strawberry yogurt or whatever compatible flavors you like. It is a delicious, light pie that everyone seems to enjoy whenever it is served."
"Actually key lime juice is yellow, not green and the limes themselves are more a yellow color. They're a lot different than regular limes. But that is neither here nor there, this is a very simple recipe for a nice treat, especially for diabetics. I've had this and it's tasty!"
"Read the ingredients. Key lime yogurts. Enough said."
"Lighten up people - so its not the real thing - its still good!"
"Great recipe, easier on glucose readings and delicious! Thanks for sharing with us. I don't care if it is green but for those who do ....don't make it! This so called sad imitation, as amateur cook called it, is better than most "Key Lime' pies I have eaten in some of the finest restaurants that not so amateur pastry chefs made!"
"Will surely make this one!"
"I love Key Lime pie and don't eat it because of my diatbetes, so was very excited to see this easy recipe for a lime flavored pie. It was simple and very good. Still can't eat too much of it but it's a nice treat. I added some lime zest to it for extra flavor. Definitely make ahead of time so it has time to really firm up before serving. Giving it a 4 rating only because it isn't really key lime other than what is in the yogurt."
"I've been making this for a long time and with various flavours - always goes down a treat :)"
"Light, low cal, and doesn't taste like it. Also is a Weight Watchers recipe."
"I have made this also with strawberry, adding sliced fresh strawberries, peach with sliced, well drained canned peaches, and with orange cream yogurt with well drained mandarin oranges - all are veryy light and fantastic!"
"I found this recipe in 2012 for St Pat's Day and have made a variety of flavors. This and all the variations have been big hits. The banana split one is the best-very well drained crushed pineapple, strawberry yogurt and jello with fresh strawberries chopped, some coconut too and small pieces of dark chocolate mixed with the cool whip is a great flavor too. Slice a banana on the bottom and pour all the rest on top in the graham cracker crust. Decorate with a few sliced strawberries and or coconut."
"This is a very tasty dessert. I have made it for my diabetic sister , and my dieting self! it's really good, the only thing I did differently was I froze it instead of refridgerating it."
"I added 1 tablespoon of lime juice to the recipe."
"Very good and summer good."
"Made this for my office for St. Patrick's Day. Everybody LOVED it. Am planning to make again to take in for Easter--one in peach and one in strawberry. Super yummy!"
"This was very light and easy to make. I make it for work on St Pat's Day"
"Very easy to assemble! Am wondering if other flavors could be easily substituted as well (strawberry, raspberry); seems it would work as long as you have matching yogurt/jello's."
"I do not like lime flavor typically. I love this recipe the sour lime taste blends so well with the sweet graham cracker. My family loves it as well. Cool, delicious and easy."
"Very good recipe. My husband is a diabetic and he loves it!!"
"SO easy, delicious, and light. LOVE IT!"
"I made this pie for my kids & they really liked it."
"This was so great on a hot day. I did not put in a crust but in dessert cups. I have also made it in Peach and I plan on making Lemon and Raspberry. As long as the jello and yogurt match you can make any flavor. We love it."
"This is delicious, quick, easy, and fun to make. My grandsons and I have made it several times this summer. We also decided to expand the idea. We have since made orange pie using orange yogurt and orange jello and lemon pie the same way. Next week we are going to try cherry. We think there is a lot a variety possible with these ingredients."
"Very good. Also tried with strawberry yogurt/jello and orange creme yogurt/jello. These were a hit for summer."
"I don't care if it's "fake" key lime! This was a hit with family and guests. Since it's so easy to make, I plan to keep the ingredients on hand to make it often."
"I make this recipe for my dad who is diabetic and he loves it! You can also get cool whip in sugar free eliminating even more of the sugar. I've also tried it with different flavors of jello and yogurt and it works great! It also tastes great even if you aren't diabetic!"
"this dessert is definitely simple- but it tastes exactly like what it is... just yogurt and coolwhip sweetened with jello mix."
"I got this recipe from my mom awhile ago who makes it for my dad who is diabetic.It's so easy to make and so yummy, and it's not insanely loaded with sugars and calories like most other desserts. My boyfriends loves it too, so it's a nice treat for us."
"This is a perfect summer recipe, especially if you use a ready-made crust, since there's absolutely no baking involved. I love citrus of any kind, but lime is my favourite. I can see that I'll be making this again and again over the summer."
"I actually made this with berry jell-o and whipped strawberry yougurt. Everyone that ate it loved it! I can't wait to try this with another flavor."
"This was awesome. Light & fluffy and low calorie. I made it for work and even co-workers on a diet ate some."
"I made this at Easter using lime juice instead of water for all my fussy eaters. Everyone LOVED it. My daughter has since made it using different flavors of jello, juice and yogurt and it continues to be a hit. A friend put the juice back on the heat after stirring in the jello. It quickly dissolved completely. I actually added a little lime zest to my pie for extra lime flavor. YUM!"
"I loved this. I used the Yoplait thick yogurt. I have also paired this with other flavors of yogurt and jello with the same great results."
"I made this today for St Patricks Day. It is so refreshing, light and delicious."
"This was great. The only thing is you can not get lime yogurt here, so I mixed rapsberry yogurt with the lime jello and it was a great combo."
"This is so good and EZ to make. I serve it to may grandchildren and they love it and it is good for them"
"Thanks for that tip----didn't think about that-as I'm sure other hadn't."
"Now if there was just a way to convert to metric---Great Recipe---Thanks."
"I LOVED THIS!!! I was so busy making food for our whole family that I didn't have time to worry about dessert until the very last minute. And this was perfect! Everyone loved it and they couldn't believe it when I told them how easy and fast it was to make. My brother hates key lime pie bc he thinks it's too rich and tart... he ended up taking some home bc he loved it."
"i have already made this 7 times everyone enjoys this very much"
"What a delicious taste and easy to make!"
"loved this.I also used strawberry jello and strawberry yogart.It was great.the whole family liked it.I also made it without crust.It was just as good"
"I made this for my husband who is a diabetic and took a piece to my mother. It was 3 days old and she loved it!"
"This recipe is a favorite in all flavors. I have been making it for years, now I seldom put into a pie crust, therefore saving even more calories. Norma"
"This was easy to make and made a hit at our party on Sat. I also like that you can change the flavor."
"I made this last week-it was wonderful! My only mistake was to put the jello and hot water into a metal bowl. For some reason it did not dissolve well and when I added the yogurt it globbed up. But it still tasted fantastic! I am sure lemon or strawberry would also be great!"
"I made this and took it into work. Everyone loved it. It was light, creamy, delicious and low fat. Carol"
"Delicious, light and easy to make. I made mine with peach jello and peach yogurt and served it with a dollop of whipped cream. Would be great made with any flavor!"
"I tried this pie last night. I was a huge hit. I did, however, use an Oreo crust. Looked pretty and tasted wonderful. Everyone liked it and the people with health problems were not afraid to eat a big piece! It is so easy and hits the spot after a big meal. This recipe is a definite keeper!! lilbit2"
"I only had one lime yogurt and one lemon yogurt...made it anyway and it was delish!! Made it for a St Patty Day treat and what a yummy treat it was."
"A super recipe. Hubby loved it. However, even though I heated both the mixing bowl and the measuring cup, the boiling water did not dissolve all of the lime gelatin. Think I will dissolve the gelatin in a small sauce pan next time and then pour it into the mixinf bowl."
"I made this for our St Patty's potluck and no one even knew it was sugar free and low fat. I had 3 people ask for the recipe. I may try a different flavor next time. Peach sounds really good to me."
"Why is it called "key lime"?"
"I made this pie for St Patrick's Day. As lime is not my favorite, I will make it only for special occasions like St. Patrick's Day, but it was quick and easy. However, I found that all the jello did not get completely 'folded in' as there were a few chewy pieces of the jello spread throughout the pie. I also found that the crust apparently absorbed some liquid from the filling as it was a little softer than I would have liked. Maybe that was because I used Dream Whip instead of Cool Whip which I did not have on hand and no time to go out and purchase some."
"This recipe came just in time for Irish Night at my church. I was responsible for desert for 80-and this fit the bill perfectly. I doubled the recipe and put it on a graham cracker crust in a 9x13 pan. I made 6 of them and there was one piece left over. It was hit with everyone who attended the event. easy to make and very tasty. Oh, I drizzled Hershey's chocolate sauce over the top just to dress it up a bit. Wish I had taken a picture."
"This is so easy to put together. I have made 3 pies for various occasions within a week's time and have received compliments each time! It was a great St Patrick's Day treat! Thanks for a sweet, light way to end a filling meal!"
"We made this on vacation. Everyone loved it! I changed the flavors around and made four different pies: lemon, strawberry, orange and berry. They were all very good. The men like the lemon and key lime the best. They didn't even know it was a healthy dessert..hehe. I have been recommending this to everyone!"
"i made this key lime pie on st pattys day.i thought i would try making the gelatin with lime juice. it was a hit,i myself that it was too sour,but guests overruled me...."
"No, I have not tried the pie yet, but I do plan to do so soon."
"this was really good. I am wanting to try it with strawberry instead of key lime."
"This is a great pie. The first time I made it though, I did not wait for the gelatin to disolve enough. I got great reviews though on my Key Lime "Flop". haha"
"This recipe is great. I've made it many times for guests. I also like to make it using strawberry jello and yogurt. Also I thought using peach jello and yogurt would be great in the summer when fresh peaches are in season. I've given the recipe to my sister-in-law."
"This pie is so yummy. I got the recipe several years ago from Weight Watchers. I make it quite often.donna"
"Getting the jello to dissolve in the hot water was a bit difficult.The church ladies said it was delicious, and so did my husband.46041"
"The taste was outstanding but it didn"t set that well so I tried it again with two boxes of jello and two-thirds of boiling water for the two. The second time I used a different flavor which was with two boxes of raspberry jello and two cartons of raspberry yogurt. After setting I sliced and froze it. What a wonderful summer frozen treat"
"This pie was delicious! I made it for a friend for her birthday and she loved it too. Very light and refreshing."
"Warm bowl should be used for Jello and hot water mix; with cold bowl, Jello does not dissolve as hot water 'cools off' too quickly!"
"The same rubbery pieces happened when I made the pie. I used Black Cherry jello (my husband's favorite) and cherry vanilla yogurt."
"Made this on 3/15/09. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this dessert. Will make it again using other flavors"
"My pies set up very well. I tried it with no-sugar red raspberry jello and reduced fat raspberry yogurt. It disappeared as fast as the key-lime pie."
"My husband and I loved the taste of the pie but the texture was very runny. Even after refridgerating overnight - it was still "soupy" and did not hold up when cut. It didn't keep us from grabbing a spoon and devouring it though....."
"I love this recipe. I made my own graham cracker crust--better than store bought & easy to throw together. You can definitely pick out the gelatin flavor you like and match a yogurt to it for peach, strawberry, or any flavor you like! Most of the ingredients I had on hand."
"I made two of these pies last saturday for a lunch gathering. I needed something quick. Well this was just what I needed. It is really great. Everyone loved it. I made another one later but changed it all to peach. My next one will be strawberry."
"This pie was so simple to make and tastes so delicious. The next time I make it, I will try using a different flavor of jello and yogurt."
"I made the Key Lime pie for my family last weekend and the orders were please make it again soon! My daughter made one using strawberry jello and strawberry yogurt and it was delicious.This recipe will be used many times !"
"I made this pie for St. Patrick's Day and it was a big hit! For an added touch, I served it with green candied maraschino cherries and green sprinkles."
"I tried this recipe and my husband Johnny says its a keeper. That is how I know he likes the recipes I try. So far almost every recipe I have tried from all your magazines have been keepers with him. That should tell you how great your recipes are. Keep up the good work.Lou White, Leesburg, Fl."
"I put the pie in the freezer. Add a little whipped topping and it is delicious served frozen."
"I used regular jello the other day in mine and had no problem. Maybe too much water?"
"This is so easy and fast to make. I will try it with other flavors too."
"AWESOME!!!! Finally found a key lime pie my husband loves. THANKS."
"I made this pie, boiled the gelatin, but wound up having tidbits of gelatin, did not mix well with the yogurt, but it does need a tad bit more of lime juice. I like that it was light and airy. Will make again, but try to boil the gelatin longer maybe."
"I made this Key Lime pie and it lacked some things. Wish I had added some lime juice to it and maybe cream cheese or something. It just did not have the tangy taste I like in lemon pies."
"Was a bit too fluffy--I prefer a more substantial pie. But the taste was good."
"I made this for our Bible Study adult group and used 1 carton of cheesecake yogart and one vanila, then added 1 tbl. key lime juice. it was wonderful and everyone loved it. Shared the receipe with all present."
"WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL AND easy. YUMHO"
"Very refreshing and so easy! You can make this with different flavors. Next time I'll try strawberry."
"I have been making this for several years. I also make it with strawberry."
"I loved it. I am going to make two for a spaghetti fund raiser for the youth at our church. Everyone that had a piece of the pie loved it. My husbgand isn't into yogurt, low fat, etc. He gave it a thumbs up. Thank you, Helen"
"This was great..and you don't feel terrible getting another piece! I plan on making it again with other flavors."
"I made the orange Dreamsicle version and it was great. Will definitely make this again."
"I made this over the weekend. My husband and I are both diabetic so I used SF jello and SF whipped topping. I didn't put it in a crust....I just crushed several graham crackers and spread them on the bottom of pie pan and then poured the topping on. It was great! Re: the comment about the pie not setting up; I wonder if she put too much water in it. You don't put the two cups like the jello box instructs....this recipe only calls for 1/4 cup."
"HELP! I tried this recipe yesterday and it did not set up. It had plenty of frig time. Any suggestions would be great - the family loved it anyway. Only change was used regular jello as I did not have sugar free on hand."
"Weight Watchers has put this recipe in their handouts for years. I have made it many times & it has always gone over well. You can make it it in many flavors- try using peach yogurt & jello."
"Re: Fluffy Key Lime pieI also agree, excellent recipe have also tried several different flavors. Our favorite is still the Key Lime. Have also done the recipe without the graham cracker crust.Barb C"
"This is a great recipe - very easy and oh so good. I've experimented with other flavors of jello and yogurt and have had wonderful results. (strawberry jello and strawberry yogurt, lemon, orange, etc.)"
"THIS RECIPE IS WONDERFUL, LOVE LOVE LOVE."
"I always use chocolate crumbs for the crust and a little sprinkly on top. Instead of Cool Whip I find Carnation milk healthier. You freeze the milk until crystals are forming along the sides and then you whip it."
"I have made this with strawberry jello & yogurt, lemon jello & yogurt,orange jello & yogurt,raspberry jello & yogurt and peach jello & yogurt & they are all delicious!!!"
"I use only sugar free Cool Whip! It doesn't taste any different to my husband & I. I am thrilled we have it available as he is a diabetic!"
"I am also a diabetic and this pie sounds wonderful! They do make sugar free cool whip in the frozen aisle, too, which would bring the sugar content down even more."
"I make this every year for Easter. I make 3-4 pies using different yogurt & jello combinations. They look so pretty on the dessert table."
"This sounds wonderful. Since I am a diabetic, I am always looking for something yummy. I love Key Lime, can't wait to try this."
"I have made this also and instead of the boiling water I use boiling lime juice."
"I've done a variation on this - just jello and key lime yoghurt, but this looks even yummier, and will be on my "must-make" list for summer desserts. Thanks."
"To use real key limes, add them to yogert, and to juice them use a garlic press. Works great. Donita Lindamood"
"This recipe is so easy and delicious. I also have used different varieties of jello/yogurts. Key Lime is my favorite, but I like the orange dreamcycle also. This dessest is so lite, you always have room for it."
"I make this pie all the time and it is wonderful. It is low in calories, sugar and fat so is a good snack for those of us that have to watch our weight. Try different jellos and yogurts. Black cherry is especially yummy!lkkboyd"
"For a true Key Lime flavor, use 1/4 cp. of fresh Key Lime juice in place of the water."