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This recipe for Mini No-Bake Key Lime Pie in a Jar just might be one of the cutest summer desserts ever. With their rich key lime flavor, graham cracker crust, and whipped cream garnish, these little pies will hit the spot after a mid-week dinner or at any summer celebration.
If you’ve been following IBC for a few years, you’ll know I have a thing for mason jars. That’s one of the reasons I’m excited to add this Mini No-Bake Key Lime Pie in a Jar recipe to my recipe collection.
No Bake Key Lime Pie:
I’ve also had these pies on my “To-Make List” for a while. They turned out so cute and delicious that I could hardly wait to photograph them and give you the details.
How to Make No-Bake Key Lime Pie:
I used these four-ounce mason jars as I think they are the perfect size for a little dessert. That amount is enough to satisfy my sweet tooth without giving me a stuffed feeling. However, you could certainly make them larger if you wish. I think these 8-ounce jars would be a fine option. I love their shape.
As their name says, these mini key lime pies are no-bake which makes them ideal for summer. Not counting the chill time in the refrigerator, you can whip these up in about 20 minutes.
Also, as much as I recommend freshly squeezed citrus juice, when it comes to key lime juice, I don’t mind the bottled version. (This one is my favorite.) The alternative (juicing a dozen key limes) is both tedious and expensive.
Speaking of key lime juice, feel free to use a little more or a little less than this recipe calls for. I like the flavor so I went with a bit more. However, if you prefer something more subtle, start with 1/2 cup.
No matter how you make these sweet little No-Bake Key Lime Pies in a Jar, I think you’re going to love them.
Want more Tasty Desserts in a Jar? Try these:
- Cake in a Jar
- Mason Jar Blueberry Pie
- Strawberry Rhubarb Mason Jar Cobbler
- Mason Jar Cherry Supreme
- Mini Mason Jar Cheesecakes
See why I love mason jar desserts? Garnished with a little piped freshly whipped cream and a slice of lime, who could resist?
No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe:
Mini No-Bake Key Lime Pie in a Jar
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
- 3/4 cup key lime juice
- 12 mini mason jars
- Freshly whipped cream and halved lime slices for garnish
- In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Add a heaping 1 tablespoon of the mixture into 12 mini mason jars. Pack tightly with the back of a spoon or wine cork. Chill for at least 10 minutes.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract until stiff. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- In the same bowl of the stand mixer (this time fitted with the paddle attachment), beat the cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Slowly add the sweetened condensed milk and beat again until smooth. Add the whipped cream and mix until combined.
- Slowly add the key lime juice to the mixture while beating at a low-medium speed until smooth and creamy.
- Add the cream cheese filling to a piping bag or plastic baggie. Snip off the tip from the baggie and pipe the mixture into the mini mason jars on top of the graham cracker crust. You should be able to fill each jar slightly more than three-quarters full.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to three days. Before serving, garnish with freshly whipped cream and a half of a lime slice.
Because they are in a jar, you can also easily pack these up for a picnic. Just put on the mason jar lid and pop them into your cooler. You’ll have the most impressive dessert at the picnic!
Give this recipe for Mini No-Bake Key Lime Pie in a Jar a try, and let all of us know what you think!
These are the best summer dessert! I made them last week and everyone loved them! I’m making more today! So easy and delicious!
Looking to make a batch with key lime and a batch of cherry filling. This sounds like I could use the “cheesecake” part for mini no bake cherry cheesecake jars by omitting the lime juice and putting cherry filling on top? Please let me know, I would like to make these for July 4th (tomorrow!) Thank you!
I just made this and it is the most delicious dessert! I followed the recipe exactly. Will be making this again and again! Thank you.
So happy to hear that! Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment!
i substituted 1/4 cup of gin instead of full 3/4 cup lime juice turned out beautiful love the texture and nice summer treat 🙂
Mine turned out to be an epic flop, did not set and hardly any lime flavor.
So easy to make! It’s eye appealing and so refreshing. My family and friends love it, always asking when will be making more!
Hi, I am thinking on making these for university, and I don’t want them to go bad, is it possible to freeze these?
Yummy, I will be making this pie, for sure. I also love how your pies look on your fabulous table setting. Thank you!
Glad you’re settling into your new home. My sister asked my daughter and I to spend the day on the boat the other day. I told her I was in charge of the sandwiches and dessert. It was going to be the 3 HHH’s, so I wanted a cool summery dessert. Key Lime Pie in a mason jar was perfect. I used the Key Lime juice in the beverage isle and it’s the best substitute for fresh. It came out delicious. Thank you for that recipe, I’ll be making it again.
Those are darling but I’d have to eat 3 or 4 of them. I love Key Lime!
That’s okay. Nothing wrong with that. They are meant to be a little treat. You could certainly make them in larger jars if you wanted a more substantial dessert.
Made these for my dinner club. Impressive and delicious. Thank you
I’m a neighbor around the corner. I love to cook and follow new rcipes so I was happy to find you. I have always been involved in art as a art professor, program director, event planner and flower designer.I also like to entertain so I look forward to your blog and meeting you in the hood.
So happy you found the blog, Janice! We’ll have to get together.
Made for my dinner club…guests were impressed with presentation and equally impressed with the taste. Thank you Michael.
I made this recipe for a special luncheon for the volunteers at my school and it was a huge hit! Easy to increase the recipe for a crowd, and loved that I could prepare ahead of time and transport in a jar. Thank you!
So glad you loved the recipe! Thanks for your review. I really do appreciate it!
How would you make these without a stand mixer? I only have a hand mixer.
The same way. Just use your hand mixer instead of a stand mixer. You’ll still should be able to whip cream and mix the filling.
If you can’t get the heavy whipping cream whipped via the hand mixer, you can do it by hand as well. It will just take a bit longer.
Love your little pies, you are correct, Extremely Cute.
Lived in the Fl. Keys over 25 yrs. Nellie and Joes is the best barring real key limes.
But the slicing and squeezing of those little suckers is part of the tradition.
Key Lime pie is my daughters go to birthday cake.
Yes! I agree with you! Thank you so much!!
I’ve made a similar recipe for years (using non fat condensed milk and light cream cheese). Since it’s no-bake, I can cut the fat without issues. I also make this using lemon juice and zest. I’ve always made the full pie but minis would be quite fun!
You are truly a lifesaver! I have to provide dessert for a group of 20 at an outdoor event and needed something easy to transport, to serve, to keep chilled and of course delicious – these will be perfect- especially since several guests mentioned they love key lime pie!
Michael is using a 4 ounce canning jar. If you need to transport and keep cold… you could use the 8 ounce canning jar and put the lids on for transporting the desserts
All jars come with lids, so any size is easy to pack up and transport. 🙂
You make desserts that are delicious and doable!! Thank you for inspiring me.
Hi Michael — these mini key lime pies look delish! I love the glass cloche — where did you find that? I’m loving the recipes!
It’s from IKEA! Isn’t it the coolest!?