Key Lime Pie

Posted in Desserts

Tags: Party food, Kid-friendly

If sweet and sour got married and never returned from their honeymoon in Key West, but lived happily ever after in perfect harmony, this is the pie that would tell their story.

Preparation time Prep: 30 mins
set 5 hours
Skill level Totally Doable

You will need:

  • 100 g macadamia nuts
  • 65 g buckinis (soaked then dehydrated buckwheat)
  • 160 g dates, pitted
  • 70 g desiccated coconut
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 ½ ripe avocados
  • 220 g lime juice
  • 180 g light coconut nectar
  • 130 g coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon green powder*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 150 g coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon lecithin granules**, ground to a fine powder
Coconut Cream
  • 400 g tin coconut cream (Place in fridge, upside down, the night before serving the pie.)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon light coconut nectar.


  • 1For the base, process the nuts and buckinis to a crumb consistency. Then add the dates, coconut, and salt to the mixture and process just until it holds together when pressed. Finally, add the coconut oil and mix to combine (using a spoon if necessary to avoid over-processing).
  • 2Press firmly into a 9 inch (23 cm pie tin). Refrigerate.
  • 3For the pie, blend the first 7 filling ingredients until very smooth, then add coconut oil and lecithin and blend until completely mixed.
  • 4Pour over the base, and refrigerate for 5 hours or ideally, overnight.
  • 5For the cream topping, remove coconut cream from fridge and drain out the water. Place it in a bowl with all remaining ingredients and beat with a hand beater until the cream forms peaks, then dollop onto the pie, or pipe with icing.
  • 6Allow pie to thaw for 5-10 minutes before serving.

*Tip: Any green powder (e.g. spirulina) can be used to colour and add nutrition. **Lecithin is an emulsifier which can be found at health food stores. It can be omitted from this recipe; just make sure to blend well to get the mixture very smooth.

Did you enjoy this recipe?
Nah not my cup of tea

Sign up for a week of delicious plant-based recipes

Send me my recipes
Heads up: by signing here you’ll get free recipes and updates from VegKit. Privacy policy

Take the best of VegKit with you!

Vegetarian Starter Kit magazine cover
Get your FREE Veg Starter Kit

Get your FREE Kit!

Picture of the Veg Starter Kit