Are you looking to try a scrumptious vegan dessert? Look no further! This plant-based key lime pie is sure to satisfy the sweet and tart tooth within. Also included in this recipe is how to make a decadent non-dairy whipped cream. All around, this is a wonderfully light yet satisfying guilt-free treat for special occasions, or just a refreshing tasty tart on a warm summer day!
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Vegan Key Lime Pie from Scratch?
- Limes - and lots of them! Fresh lemon and lime juice are so much more flavorful than processed store-bought. Besides, you need all that zest to top it off!
- Coconut Nectar - is a vegan-friendly alternative to honey that's heated just enough to thicken it, so the process doesn't create lower levels of fructose.
- Coconut Milk - this amazing ingredient will make this pie rich and creamy.
- Cashews - these combine with coconut cream for incredible richness!
- Lemon Extract - you can leave this out if you don't have it, but I recommend it to round out and boost the citrus flavor.
- Coconut Cream - here's an absolute must to top off this pie right: a decadent dollop of whipped cream to add to the pleasing myriad of flavors and textures!
This delicious pie is also friendly for many food sensitivities and intolerances, since all the ingredients are:
- Refined sugar-free
- Easy to make, refreshing, and totally delicious!
Key Limes Vs. Regular Limes
When it comes to choosing between key limes and limes, either one will suit your recipe just fine. Go for whatever is most accessible to get hold of; it won't make a significant difference to your end result. No worries at all if you use regular limes. They're slightly tarter though, so you might prefer an extra drizzle of maple syrup to balance the flavor.
How to Make a Healthy Pie Crust
Palmela's gluten-free graham crackers are perfect for making this speedy crust, mixed with pecans that provide a delicious nutty flavor. As a bonus, flaxseed gives a boost of omega-3's and fiber! If you don't want to use pecans, you can use 2 tbsp of gluten-free oats instead. To get the dough to stick together, I use a mix of coconut oil and a splash of nectar, if needed. The sticky syrup is absolutely perfect for binding and much healthier than refined sugars.
This is the best vegan key lime pie recipe! It provides it all with:
- Creamy Smoothness
- Mousse texture
- Delicious zesty lime flavor
- Super easy to make
- Perfect balance between sweetness and tartness
- Healthier ingredients for a more satisfying treat
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