Easy, no bake key lime pie tarts are perfect for oven-avoiding peeps who need a sweet tooth fix!
Sometimes we need a little bit of sweetness to get us through the day. Can I get a witness?
But don’t overload the sweetness! We need just a touch of sweetness that’s paired perfectly with a touch of tartness.
The perfect balance for a tiny indulgence.
And our sweet tooth shouldn’t have to wait for hours for a quick fix!
That’s where our no bake, key lime pie tarts come in!
They’re super smooth, ready in minutes and are super simple. So simple the kids can even pitch in!
Have you tried phyllo sheets yet?
They make life so much easier — and that’s one reason why THIS key lime pie recipe is ready in just minutes!
I feel for those who had to bake their own phyllo shells in the past. That must have been crazy tough. Can you imagine?!
These little pastry cups have saved me so much time — for savory and sweet recipes!
It’s little changes and hacks like using phyllo shells that make key lime pie and other treats totally doable — even on a busy day!
Why THIS Key Lime Pie Recipe is so Easy!
We used homemade whipped cream in this recipe because we absolutely refuse to use the whipped, cream-like mixture people call whipped topping. (Gagging noises commence.)
Making homemade whipped cream is a cinch — don’t be intimidated.
You’ll find we use homemade whipped cream in these recipes:
- Easy, Mini Pineapple Delights
- No Bake Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake
- Cherry Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups
Homemade whipped cream is ready in just a few minutes, so be careful that you watch it closely!
Our biggest mistake we’ve made (my daughers and I) is letting our whipping cream whip too long. Then we end up with super-yummy butter. It’s nice to spread on dinner rolls, (and here’s an awesome recipe for that!) but definitely not usable for key lime pie — or any other creamy, dessert!
And did you notice these tarts are absolutely adorable?
They’re completely perfect for serving at your next party or holiday celebration!
And they’re bite-sized! Just one or two bites and they disappear!
Just be warned — they can become addicting! Make sure you make plenty for your crew!
If you want to jazz thees tarts up, make sure you place the whipped cream into a piping bag or a plastic sandwich bag and slowly pipe the whipped cream on top — like a cupcake!
Then, you can sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs or even some lemon zest for an extra dash of color.
We kept it simple this time and just let the whipped cream be our only garnish.
Either way will wow your tastebuds! <3
Oh, and even though technically you do have to pre-heat the oven and lightly bake your tart cups, this is still considered a no-bake key lime pie recipe.
Because the key lime pie mixture isn’t baked and yes, there’s barely any baking time required!
The crust can even be optional if you want to create key lime pie pudding cups! Just leave out the phyllo cups altogether and serve the key lime pie in between layers of whipped cream in a dessert cup!
So many options — choose which one works best for you!
Grab the full recipe in a printable version below.
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Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie Tarts
- 3 packages mini phyllo shells 45 total shells
- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- cup ½limeade concentrate
- 2 1/2 cups homemade whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the mini phyllo shells on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
- In a small bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and limeade concentrate. Mix well until smooth.
- Spoon the mixture by heaping teaspoons into the cooled phyllo shells.
- Use a piping bag to pipe the whipped cream onto the tarts.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 12 hours before serving. Makes 45 mini tarts.