Lime Pie Dip Recipe

This easy Lime Pie Dip Recipe is quick to make and the perfect sweet treat to serve for dessert or a snack with graham crackers.

Lime Pie Dip Recipe

While on the hunt for an old recipe I scratched down on a scrap piece of paper many years ago, I found a slew of recipes I had torn from magazines crammed in between my cookbooks. A slew, I’m telling ya. I am nothing if not well-intentioned.

I flipped through the ripped and wrinkled pages of recipes when one for a happy looking simple lemon pie dip from Southern Living magazine caught my eye. With no lemon on hand, but always plenty of lime, I decided to adapt and create a Lime Pie Dip recipe. The original recipe called for sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice, but I added a bit of cream cheese to thicken it up, as well as some fresh lime zest, and a pinch of salt, because a pinch of salt always adds something special to a sweet treat.

key-lime-pie-dip-3 Easy Lime Pie Dip

Served with graham crackers, this Lime Pie Dip makes for the perfect perky little addition to a dessert menu, or as just a snack. I can see this being packed along for a picnic too! And if you’re watching your intake, this dip is also a great way to enjoy a smaller portion of a sweet treat without caving in for a whole piece of pie. And that’s always a great option for me in my home.

A few notes for this easy Lime Pie Dip recipe:

  • Be sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice. I think freshly squeezed juice always makes a world of difference.
  • I used reduced fat cream cheese, but use whatever you prefer.
  • This Lime Pie Dip can be quickly made a few days ahead and kept covered and refrigerated unit already to serve, which makes this recipe even better for entertaining. I do like a recipe that can be made ahead, don’t you?

Simple Lime Pie Dip

Lime Pie Dip Recipe
A few simple ingredients are all that is required to create this perky dessert dip.
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (takes about 3 limes)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Serve with graham crackers, sliced apples, or pears.
Adapted from Southern Living.


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    Cassie | Bake Your Day says

    This is great, Amy! I remember always loving the key lime pie dip from Tastefully Simple but I haven’t had that in years. I love the sound of this!

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    Such a fun idea amy! I am just learning that I actually like other desserts that do not contain chocolate! Cant wait to try this!

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    Heather says

    Watching my intake? Yeah, I’ll be watching me intake the entire bowl! Yum!! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Marly says

    How fun is this? It would be so fun to serve at a party. Hmm, now I need a party to go to…

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    vickie says

    made this today for a party tomorrow, i added 2 ounces more cream cheese…! this stuff is the bomb dot com!!!! what a refreshing, different way to dip…..thanks so much for this recipe. If you love key lime pie, you will flip over this!

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    megan says

    have you ever substituted the condensed milk for cool whip? don’t feel like running to the store!

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      Hey Megan!

      I have not, but that sounds like it should work. You may need to add more sugar to taste. Let me know if you try it!

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    Sherri L says

    I made this yesterday for a party and it was DELICIOUS!!!! Everyone LOVED it! Definitely a keeper!

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