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Cool Lime Pie Recipe

Cool Lime Pie

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"It took some experimenting, but I've finally come up with the perfect lime pie ... refreshing and easy. The pretzel crust adds an extra special touch and every time I serve it, I get rave reviews! When ready to serve, garnish each slice with a dollop of whipped topping and a lime slice."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, combine pretzels, sugar and butter. Press into a lightly greased 9 inch pie pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. To Make Filling: In a large bowl, combine limeade and condensed milk. Whisk in pudding mix. Allow mixture to set for 5 minutes. Stir in lime peel, then fold in whipped topping. Stir in green food coloring if desired.
  5. Pour mixture into cooled pie crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 23, 2008

This is really yummy, smooth and nice. We didn't find it too sweet (I was afraid we might). I like the pretzel crust. I was impatient about waiting for the whipped topping to thaw, so I have some teeny bumps of it in my pie (which is okay). We had it as is last night for dessert (with some candied limes and mint). Tonight I'm going to freeze it for a while to see how it is frozen - fabulous, I'm sure. Thanks for this recipe, I'll make it again. LATER: Even better frozen - doesn't really "freeze," but sets up nicer. The crust gets a little too hard, though. Change up the crust a bit if you want to serve it frozen...excellent!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 31, 2011

I tried the pretzel crust with a different, but similar filling (I prefer fresh lime juice). Gotta say the pretzel crust is not to my liking. It has chunks of pretzel even after using the food processor for a good minute to pulverize. You can also taste the pretzel malty flavor. I'm not sure why you think that should pair with the lime. So, I won't try this crust again.


13 Ratings

Oct 07, 2003

I served this lime pie to a friend who initially said she did not like lime pie but was willing to try a piece. Now she says that this is her favorite pie recipe.

Nov 26, 2006

I made this pie for several parties this summer and it was always the first to be eaten. Everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe. It is so deceptively easy to make and the pretzel crust is really unique. I used just 2 drops of food coloring for a more natural look and served it garnished with fresh sugar coated lime slices-- delicious!

Aug 31, 2005

I made this pie for a key lime pie lover and this was one of the best they've had!..very good and I will definately make again.

Jun 28, 2010

Delicious and so easy.I used a graham cracker crust because I'm not a pretzel fan.I'll be making this again. The "2 extra servings" graham cracker crust is the perfect size.

Sep 08, 2009

Nice and creamy. The pretzel crust is great. Very rich though go tiny on the pieces.

Jul 13, 2010

I think it's a great summer pie although after the first piece, it became too sweet and limey. I love the pretzel crust----awesome idea. I made another one using raspberry lemonade concentrate instead of limeade, then I folded fresh raspberries into the mixture, topped the pie with more cool whip and decorated with more fresh raspberries. I liked this a lot better actually, mainly because it was less sweet and more refreshing. Thanks for the inspiration though!


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  • Calories
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 404 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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