Mini Key Lime Pies (Paleo)

Monday, April 15, 2013




Key lime pie is my favorite pie ever, hand down.  The last time I had it was on my anniversary a few years back.  I have wanted to recreate it using Paleo ingredients for the longest time but since my track record with baking pies is not the best (hello soup pumpkin pie I am talking to you) I have resisted...until the other day.  I came across a recipe that required zero baking, which sounded like my kinda pie!  I made a few small changes and this turned out incredible and I don't use that word often.  I had to refrain from eating all the filling like pudding it was that good. 

What you will need for the crust:
  • 1 cup of unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • a dash of sea salt
  • 7 dates (pitted)
What you will need for the filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups of mashed avocado
  • 3/4 cups of fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3 cup of honey 
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • zest from one lime
Directions:
  1. Put all the ingredients for the crust into a food processor. Pulse until you have a nice paste like consistency and it can hold together. 
  2. Push the crust filling into the bottom of 8 silicone cupcakes molds or a pie dish.
  3. Set aside until they are ready to be filled. 
  4. Put all the ingredients for the filling into the food processor.  Pulse until everything is blended together and smooth.  Taste and make sure it is to your liking.  If you need to add more honey or limes do it at this point.  
  5. Pour filling on top of crust and place in the freezer until it has set. 
  6. Enjoy! 





      These did not disappoint and the husband ate and I ate every last one over the weekend (yikes).  If you make these please come back and let me know what you think!


      34 comments:

      Jessica Camerata said...

      I need to get these silicone liners. They seem to be the best thing for sticky paleo deserts. These look DELICIOUS and will be sharing them in my "Happy Friday" post this Friday as a must make recipe!

      xo Jessica
      My Style Vita

      emilyvannah said...

      Those sound really interesting! The Paleo diet seems like it would be really hard but you have great ideas!


      Emily
      eageremily.blogspot.com

      Stephanie U. said...

      These look amazing and perfect for summer! I'm pinning this now!

      Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

      Mmmm What a great dessert! Definitely adding to my menu for a girl's night I'm hosting soon.

      Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

      I saw this on your IG feed and am so glad you are sharing the recipe!! It looks delicious!

      Lindsay said...

      These look delicious linds. And SO cute!

      lparsons15 said...

      These look so delicious!!! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!!

      Ambria Haught said...

      I never thought you could make unbaked pie crust before!! This recipe is really unique (like with the avocado) but it sounds and looks really good! :)

      Jo-Anna@APrettyLife said...

      Oh my these look amazing! And so healthy!!

      Urban Wife said...

      Key lime pie is my favorite but these! So much healthier! Can't wait to make them.

      Mique said...

      Yay! So excited to try this recipe Lindsay. They look SO good. xo

      Anonymous said...

      Has anyone made them? how do they taste?

      Alexa said...

      Oooh yum! Wow, the avocado ingredient surprised me, but I bet with the lime and the honey it really tasted delish. I've actually made that crust before in a cooking class (so good)! And on the top we sauteed apples and cranberries in a little bit of coconut oil and sugar. So yummy! You can probably substitute the sugar for something else too. :)

      Joanna said...

      I've never had key lime pie before. Maybe my first go at it should be a healthy version? :)Thanks for the post. This seems like a pretty simple dish!

      natasha {schue love} said...

      Wow...these look insanely good!! I love key lime...yum!

      Jessica said...

      Yes! I actually have all the ingrediants on hand! hopefully I can make them this week! Thanks!

      Tonia L said...

      Those look so good! My husband loves key lime pie and I've been thinking about making mini key lime cheesecakes!

      Diana Dart said...

      Made these for the paleo gang last week. They literally fought over these tasty bites of summer! Added two dates to the crust portion and used smaller silicone cups to make one dozen. Perfect dessert! Thanks delighted momma :)

      Kim @ Living Laughing Losing said...

      Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I can't wait to try them.

      Unknown said...

      I've made these twice for my family now, they are sooooo delicious! Even my hubs, who balks at healthy food loved these, so thanks!

      The only changes I made were using my leftover pulp from my almond milk instead of the walnuts (I'm always looking for places to use that stuff)- perfect! And I made them in my mini muffin tin, made 24, so I didn't feel so bad eating 2 or 3 ;)

      Anonymous said...

      I made these tonight and didn't care for them. I even put extra honey in them but it still just tastes like sweet avocado. :( I'm going to make the lemon bars in a couple of days. Hopefully I'll have better luck.

      Megan said...

      A desert I can eat?! I'm so excited to try this! Thank you so much for sharing!

      Anonymous said...

      Where can I buy these liners?

      Anonymous said...

      And did u use keylimes?

      Angela Vullo said...

      I just made these for Mother's Day. They are amazing! My mother and mother-in-law are going to love them. I used almonds instead of walnuts. So awesome! I love avocado.

      For the poster who said it tasted like sweet avocado, you must not have added enough lime. I don't even taste the avocado. Just creamy sour lime and coconut.

      Amanda B. said...

      I made this for a baby shower, and they were a hit! I did make a few changes with the crust. Instead of walnuts, I used almonds, and added two more dates (a total of 9). I can't wait to try these again, and more of your recipes.

      PS. I found the liners at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

      Krimp Knight Stepanoff said...

      I just made these. I used a little less zest but they still came out great. No avocado taste. Just sweet and lime. Yum! Thanks!

      Anonymous said...

      I have simplified my kitchen in true paleo style and don't have a food processor or blender- is there a way I can still make this?

      Yodamom said...

      Oh I have to make these asap. Thanks for posting the recipe

      Janette Bennett said...

      I am going to have to make these for my sister and I. I love anything Key lime!!

      Loan LyPham-Ferry said...

      The directions say to freeze them...are they frozen to set and then can be put in the refrigerator? Or are they meant as a frozen treat? They look so so yum!

      Anonymous said...

      Do you keep them in the freezer after they are set or refrigerator or room temp?

      Anonymous said...

      Hi Lindsay,

      Love your blog! Esp your Paleo recipes, thanks for sharing. Can I ask, would you do a post about what your typical daily menu looks like, please. I am interested in going Paleo (with an emphasis on clean eating), so would just like an idea of how a busy Mum manages her daily eating plan. Thanks in advance.

      Danielle

      Anonymous said...

      Absolutely delicious and easy to make!! Thank you for the great recipe!

      Rachel

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