Lime Pie Dip Recipe
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An easy Lime Pie Dip Recipe that is the perfect sweet treat to serve for dessert or as a summery poolside snack.
While on the hunt for a recipe that I scratched down years ago, I found a slew of recipe pages 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 pile of ripped and wrinkled pages of recipes. That was pre-Pinterest. Pages ripped from magazines was where it was at, y’all. I perused through the pages of what had caught my attention years before, when one recipe for a perky and 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 plus lemon juice, but I added a bit of cream cheese to thicken it up, as well as some fresh lime zest, and just a pinch of salt, because a pinch of salt always adds something special to a sweet treat. Always.
Serve this sweet and tart dip with graham crackers, or fresh strawberries. This Lime Pie Dip makes for the perfect perky little addition to a dessert menu, or an afternoon snack on a hot summer’s day. It would be easy to pack 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. That’s always a great option for us around here.
A few notes for this easy Lime Pie Dip recipe:
- Be sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice. I think freshly squeezed juice is so much better than prepackaged. Fresh squeezed makes a world of difference.
- This recipe calls for cream cheese. I used reduced fat cream cheese, but use what you prefer.
- This Lime Pie Dip can be quickly made a few days ahead, then kept covered and refrigerated until ready to serve, which makes this recipe excellent for entertaining. I do like a recipe that can be made ahead, don’t you?
Lime Pie Dip Recipe
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
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (takes about 3 limes)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Serve with graham crackers, sliced apples, or pears.
Adapted from Southern Living.
Originally posted April 4, 2013. Updated July 13, 2015.
The best of the pie and I don’t have to make a crust? This is a keeper for sure! But the limes I get it would take about 6 of them to get 1/2 cup. I think it sounds like it is worth it. I know what you mean about pre-Pinterest and the stashes of recipes and idea I have organized and forgotten about. But some day I may need one of those. LoL
Thanks for sharing,
So delicious Amy! Love love love limes.
This looks delicious and refreshing. I can’t wait to try this.
I love dessert dips! I make them all the time for parties, sometimes just for me. This dip sounds awesome!
Amy, thanks so much for this recipe! I needed one lime for a recipe a few days ago and my well-intentioned husband brought me home a bag of them. 🙂 So I found this recipe (and your wonderful blog) via foodblogsearch. We made it for dessert tonight and dipped in yummy fresh strawberries — absolutely scrumptious!
I’m so glad you were able to use those limes, Susan!
Thank you Aimee for posting this recipe. I am a true Keylime pie fan and have tasted this at another girls house and it was delicious. I am making it for tonight because I play cards with three other ladies and I know they will enjoy it thanks again
This was delicious! Wouldn’t change a thing.