Summer Lime Pie

Lemon, Lime, Orange…pretty much any citrus flavor just screams Summertime to me! Especially if it’s cool n’ creamy! With all the hot weather we have been having, I am trying not to heat up our kitchen. Our family loves the no bake Strawberry Pie so I knew this Lime Pie would be a hit too!

Perfect for potlucks – easy enough for weeknight dinner at home – and elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, this Lime Pie starts with Jell-O and has extra flavor with freshly squeezed lime juice and the zest of the lime.

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Many moon ago, I collected the little cookbooks, you know the kind, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, even Pampered Chef makes them. I have one that was published by Kraft in 1993, Simple Desserts Made Special with Cool Whip (Favorite All Time Recipes), which is where I found this recipe for Summer Lime Pie!

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Using a store bought graham cracker crust makes this recipe really easy, you can of course make your own, they are pretty easy. Serve with a dollop of Cool Whip, a sprinkle of lime zest and fresh berries for an elegant yet easy dessert.

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  • 1 box (4 serving) Lime Jello
  • ⅔ cup boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated lime peel
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip or whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 prepared Graham Cracker crust
  1. Add Jello to boiling water and dissolve completely, stirring about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in lime peel and lime juice.
  3. Add enough ice cubes to the cold water to measure 1¼ cups, add to Jello, stirring until all the ice has melted.
  4. Stir in whipped topping with a wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate 10 - 15 minutes or until mixture is very thick and mounds.
  5. Spoon into crust. Return to fridge and chill about 2 hrs until set.
  6. Garnish with more whipped topping, lime zest and/or fresh fruit if desired.

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You can also find mini graham cracker crust in the baking aisle and serve this Summer Lime Pie in individual servings.

What’s your favorite Summertime flavor?


  1. Megan says:

    yum… that sounds delish!! summer flavors for me are citrus as well, but also berries :)
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  2. Brenda says:

    This sounds like the perfect summer dessert and I admit, I love anything with Cool Whip, LOL!
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  3. Margo says:

    Oh, I am just in the mood for something fresh and cool and limey! This will hit the spot. Another super easy pie to make is to mix a regular container of Cool Whip with 2 cartons (8 oz each) of yogurt – pick your favorite flavor! Put this in a graham cracker crust and freeze overnight. (Lemon and Raspberry are the 2 preferred yogurt flavors at our house, but choose your favorite!)

  4. Sherry says:

    Yum! What a perfect summer refreshing dessert! :D
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  5. limes.
    limes. limes. limes.

    I have been consumed with making lime flavored treats this summer!

    LOVE this recipe, it sounds sooo good!

  6. Hannah says:

    Yumm, this looks amazing!
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  7. I posted a lime pie recipe today, too!

    My mom used to make a pie similar to this one, but instead of lime jello, she’d use strawberry jello, and it made a really yummy summer pie. I will have to try your version, too!
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  8. Lindsay says:

    wow this looks really cool.
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  9. Brenda says:

    I love these light, fresh pies.
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  10. Firefly says:

    That looks so good!!!
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  11. alicia says:

    Yummo. I LOVE lime. So light and perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing and linkin up with tasty tuesdays. Hope you’ll come back again.
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  12. I am going to have to go hunt… I think I have that same cookbook! This sounds SO good on this crazy hot Indiana day. I’m thinking this may need to be added to our weekend menu! Thanks for sharing!!!
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  13. Angie says:

    That looks so awesome!

  14. Diane says:

    This sounds really good, but my husband isn’t crazy about cool whip. Would it be possible to use whipping cream and whip it after it was cool? Or would that end up with little chunks of jello in it?

  15. I just saved this same recipe (or very similar) when going through Weight Watcher dessert recipes! It sounds so light and refreshing!
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    • Liz says:

      That’s a great idea Kim, you could use sugar free jello and fat free cool whip to lower calories as well.
      Happy Baking!

  16. Chell says:

    Even though I left this on your post on pinterest..wanted to send you personally.

    Can I Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am 99% sure this is the pie recipe aka nana’s “grasshopper pie” recipe I have been searching for, literally for yrs. Nana long past, and this is the one thing that has been making me crazy looking for! trying it asap to see if it what i recall as a child. TY TY TY

    • Liz says:

      Thanks for stopping by Chell and leaving a comment, I often don’t see the comments on Pinterest. I’m so excited you found this recipe, please let me know if it’s the one you remembered, that would be so cool!
      Happy Baking!


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