Best Ever Vegan Key Lime Pie in a Macadamia Graham Crust | Easy Plant-Based Summer Dessert Recipe
Friends, you are going to love this vegan key lime pie recipe! Trust me, I’m a Key West native. They call us conchs. Anyway, from one conch to you- enjoy!
The first thing that makes this the best ever vegan key lime pie is the macadamia graham cracker crust. Made with roasted salty macadamia nuts for a beautifully nutty flavor that pairs so well with the creamy filling.
After a few tries (I have to make sure the recipes are just perfect before sharing!) I landed on a coconut milk base with a corn starch thickener. The beauty of this combo is it’s creamy, thick, tastes just like the real thing, and bonus- they are pantry ingredients!
Feel free to swap key lime juice for regular lime juice. Bottle lime juice is just fine if you don’t feel like juicing a dozen limes for this recipe! The tablespoon of lemon juice adds another pop of citrus and will make regular lime juice taste like the key lime variety.
Another thing that makes this pie so spectacular is Nature’s Charm sweetened condensed coconut milk! I’ve been using it for years in recipes like vegan smurf ice cream sandwiches and vegan tres leches cake. It makes the key lime pie filling so decadent and delicious, just like the pie I grew up on!
Nature’s Charm makes the absolute best coconut whipping cream, which I used to top the pie. You literally just chill the can overnight, dump it all into a bowl, and whip it with a hand mixer for three minutes. It couldn’t be easier! You can find both the condensed coconut milk and the coconut whipping cream at most healthy grocery stores in the baking aisle. My favorite brand of coconut milk is Chef’s Choice. It’s the creamiest!
You’re going to love this pie! It’s:
Sweet & Salty
Easy to make
Bright & citrusy
Creamy & thick
Let me know if you make it by posting a photo to Instagram with the tags #carrotsandflowers and #naturescharm! We can’t wait to see your versions!
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