Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mason Jar Key Lime Pie

So I was watching the news this morning – and they mentioned key lime pie!   KEY LIME PIE (drool).    As they made it, they named off a bunch of ingredients as I whizzed together an almost raw, gluten free, dairy free Key Lime Pie (vegan too if you switch out the honey for another sweetener).


For the Crust

1/2 cup walnuts

1/4 cup coconut

3 medjooled dates (pitted)

3 tsp maca powder

Pinch of sea salt

Whiz all crust ingredients together in food processor.   The crust will not be solid when finished, it’s more crumbly!    If you want it more solid, use more dates.

Use 2 heaping TBSP per mini mason jar


For the Top

2 ripe avocados

Juice of 1 – 2 limes – if you are using actual key limes you will have to use a few more.  A little under 1/4 cup lime juice.

Zest of one of limes

1-2 TBSP honey or sweetener of choice (or enough to your taste)

Put all top ingredients together in food processor and whiz together until smooth.  Taste and adjust flavors as needed.  You may like it sweeter, or want more lime or lime zest at this point!

Spoon 2 TBSP on top of crust. 

Awesome breakfast or snack – plus it freezers awesome (and will help avocado stay green– so would be a great snack to send with the kids in their lunch kits – as it should be thawed by lunch time!

And of course there is something special about mason jars!  I don’t know why but I love them – they range up there in my favorite things with sharpies, bath and body works and lululemon




ps.  Thank you to the news this morning for inspiring this recipe!! It was tasty!


  1. Wow this looks delicious! I've just started being dairy free (about 3 weeks now) and am on the hunt for new recipes!

  2. Hi Jessica,

    This looks so great! What a fun idea!!

    I just posted a key lime pie last week! We must be on the same wavelength here with the lime. I just love it! :-)

    Be Well,

  3. I love key lime pie too -- and how clever and convenient to deconstruct it in a mason jar. Awesome post, Jessica!

  4. Oh what a great idea, Jess! Looks delicious :) I love key lime pie!

  5. Super cool!!! I haven't ever had key lime pie, I don't think!

  6. Hi There Jessica,

    Just a note to let you know I shared your awesome recipe on my monthly recipe round-up highlighting raw dishes. If you get a chance, come on over and check out the other inspiring raw recipes from sweet to savory.


    Be Well,

  7. Just made this for the first time last night. I love that this recipe is easy, only requires a few ingredients, comes together quickly, is raw, vegan and healthy and most of all it tastes delicious!!

  8. Jessica, this recipe IS awesome, but it IS NOT your original recipe. It's great that you are blogging all this dairy free recipes for those who need them, but not cool to use someone else's original recipe and pass it off as your original creation. This key lime pie recipe (which name and exact ingredients and directions for the recipe copied word for word from the original) is from Amy's Kitchen, a company that has been in business since 1987, before organic became a household name. All I ask is that you give credit where credit is due and don't pass something off as your own when you got it from someone else.
    You are doing such a helpful thing with your blog, just stay true to you as you continue to do it. ;)

    1. Hi Miss Ace Jones - just to follow up this is 100% my recipe and my photo - if you look at the bottom of this recipe on the Amy's website it even says it is my recipe. http://www.amys.com/health/recipes/category/desserts#recipe_2700 - They emailed me when I posted to to ask my permission to post it on their page :) Thank you for your concern.

    2. Before people accuse somebody of stealing recipes and credit from another site, they should take the time to make sure they have the facts. Amy's Kitchen credits Dairy Free Betty for the recipe and photo. Plus I recognize the table the mason jars are on and I can say 100% that it is Jessica's recipe and photo.
      If you are willing to call people out on a perceived slight, you should be adult enough to apologize when you are wrong Miss Ace Jones.


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