Easy Vegan Key Lime Pies Recipe

Easy Vegan Key Lime Pies Recipe

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A coconut cookie crust surrounds a decadent coconut interior that’s spiked with a generous amount of lime juice. You’ll use coconut whipped topping as the base of the pie, which keeps it dairy free, but you can substitute an equal amount of whipped cream, instead. A spring-form pan makes this particularly pretty, but you can use a pie plate in a pinch.

Ingredients

  • 1 12.3-oz. pkg. coconut cookies (such as Voortman Bakery), finely crushed
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 9-oz. containers thawed frozen coconut whipped topping (such as So Delicious CocoWhip), divided
  • 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest plus ½ cup fresh juice (from 4 limes or 12 key limes), plus slices for serving
  • Toasted, sweetened shredded coconut, for serving

Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir cookie crumbs, oil, and sugar in a large bowl. Press crumb mixture firmly into bottom and 1 ½ inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan or deep-dish pie plate. Bake until edges are golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack, about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, stir 1 container whipped topping, coconut milk, and lime zest and juice in a large bowl until blended. Pour mixture into cooled crust, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.

Step 3

Top with remaining container of whipped topping. Top with lime slices and toasted coconut.