No-Bake Key Lime Pie (Paleo)

No-Bake Key Lime Pie (Paleo) | The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Tessa

This No-Bake Key Lime Pie is a perfect dessert for those days that you do not feel like turning on your oven!  It has bright, fresh flavor and is super easy to whip together! It also uses good-for-you ingredients.  Have fun with the crust. Any pre-baked tart crust will do, so just use your favorite.  In this recipe I have included a raw crust to keep the whole recipe out of the oven.

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No-Bake Key Lime Pie (Paleo) | The Happy Housewife

No-Bake Key Lime Pie (Paleo)


For the Crust

  • 1 cup raw almonds (or any raw nuts)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Optional: stevia to taste ( I used 5 drops)

For the Filling

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked a minimum of one hour, longer is great! Drain. Macadamia nuts work well too.
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup full fat canned coconut milk or homemade thick and creamy nut milk
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey ( I replace half with liquid stevia equivalent)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Grated zest of 1-2 limes (Essential to the lime flavor. Don't leave it out!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. For the crust, process almonds in a food processor until you have meal/flour consistency.
  2. Add remaining crust ingredients and pulse until well blended. You should be able to press the mixture together into a crust. Add more honey/lime juice if necessary.
  3. Press into greased individual tartlet pans or muffin tins, or make them into a bar using an 8 x 8 pan, or a pie pan.
  4. For the filling, process all ingredients until silky smooth (multiple minutes) in your food processor or high powered blender
  5. Taste and add more sweetener if you prefer, or more lime!
  6. Spread into the awaiting crust, and refrigerate until set and ready to eat.


If you have leftover filling like us, we sandwiched the creamy filling in between two Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Graham Crackers, Smoreables. I called them "Ice Cream Sandwiches" for my kid's sake. Can you imagine a chocolate version oozing amongst these...yum!!

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No-Bake Key Lime Pie (Paleo) | The Happy Housewife

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  1. This looks very yummy! I’m doing a round-up of healthy no-bake summer desserts and would love to include this one. Would it be alright if I used 1 image as part of collage for the round up?

  2. I don’t have an issue with that Tonia…but it will have to be approved by the big boss!

  3. This looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Hello from Busy Monday!

  4. Angela Atherton says:

    I followed the directions to a T but My filling is really soupy, will it thicken up upon chilling or did I do something wrong?

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