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Creamy No-Bake Cherry Lime Pie Recipe

This creamy no-bake cherry lime pie is a twist on a classic key lime pie. It offers a pretty presentation and an even tastier flavor, sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces!

A delicious treat is the perfect dessert after any meal, this yummy pie is oh-so satisfying! You’ll love the fact that it’s easy to make and only needs a few ingredients that go from the mixing bowl to the fridge.

Slice of creamy no-bake cherry lime pie with whipped cream and a cherry on top

And the combination of sweet and tart will have your taste buds doing the happy dance! Even though this is a cool dessert, you can serve it year-round. We enjoy it after spicy meals to add balance and to cool off our mouths. It’s also a great afternoon treat when you need a pick-me-up.

Easy Icebox Pie

When it comes to dessert, I prefer to make something easy. After all, it’s supposed to be a treat, not hard work. Granted, there are times when I don’t mind spending a little extra time on sweets. However, this delicious cherry lime pie doesn’t require it.

You only need a few ingredients and about 10 minutes to whip it up. Then stick it in the fridge so it can “set.”It will be ready in just a couple of hours. But remember that the longer you leave it in the fridge the firmer it will be. So if you’re trying to impress someone, let it hang out for an extra couple of hours. It’s so much prettier when it’s firm.

Creamy No-Bake Cherry Lime Pie Ingredients

As I mentioned, you don’t need many ingredients to make this pie.

Here are the things you’ll need:

  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • One 3-ounce package of lime gelatin
  • Two 5-ounce containers of lime yogurt
  • One 8-ounce container of whipped topping
  • Whipped cream and chopped maraschino cherries (as much or as many as you want)
Whipped topping, graham cracker pie crust, lime Jello, lime yogurt, and cherries

Since I’m sensitive to gluten, I use a gluten-free pie crust, but any one will work. I also use generic ingredients a lot of times. For the lime pie filling, you can use regular or Greek yogurt. The only kind I could find this time was Greek key lime yogurt, which is very good. However, any kind of lime yogurt will do. Since I used regular lime gelatin, I don’t want to call this a key lime pie.

I added a printable recipe card to the bottom of this post for your convenience.

How to Make Creamy No-Bake Cherry Lime Pie

This pie is so easy to make! In fact, you might even feel a tad guilty when you get rave reviews on something that only took you a few minutes to throw together. This recipe for lime pie is one I’ve tweaked from following a variety of other recipes. Through trial and error, I came up with one we enjoy.

You can make the crust from scratch. Just crush some graham crackers and mix them with sugar and melted butter. Then press them into the bottom of a pie plate. Or you can do what I do and buy the crust already made. So simple! And the pie prep time is considerably shorter.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the lime yogurt with the lime gelatin. Stop for a moment and enjoy the different shades of green as the gelatin joins with the yogurt.

Mixing yogurt and gelatin

Now stir it until it is well mixed. Although you can use a mixer for this step, it isn’t necessary. I stirred it by hand.

Mixed gelatin and yogurt

Next, pour the entire container of whipped topping into the mixture. Stir it together.

Whipped topping on gelatin and yogurt

As you mix it, you’ll notice that the green becomes lighter and lighter. I enjoy watching this happen because it’s so pretty.

Creamy no-bake cherry lime pie filling mixed in a bowl

After it’s mixed, gently fold in the chopped cherries. They’re pretty juicy, so don’t get too carried away or the colors will mix and become sort of brownish. Finally, scoop the fluffy mixture into the pie crust.

Pie filling in the crust

Spread it out until it’s mostly even. You can stop here or dot the top with a few more chopped cherries. At least, that’s what I do.

Cherries dotting the top of the creamy no-bake cherry lime pie filling in the crust

It’s prettier. Besides, more is better, right? In my mind, it is. Just be careful not to let too much of the maraschino cherry juice bleed into the top of the pie … unless you want that visual effect. It won’t change the flavor, at least not much. But it will look different. You can also add zested lime or slivers of lime peel if you like. Or you can even sprinkle the top with pieces of lime flavored gel candy.

How to Serve

You can serve it plain because it’s really not plain at all. The combination of the creamy lime flavor and the stunning red cherries is enticing enough. However, I’ve never been one to leave stuff alone. So I add whipped topping … and a cherry … or multiple cherries.

The thing about pie is that you can cut as many slices as you need out of one pie. However, if you cut them too small, make sure you have enough for some (or most) of the people to have a second piece.

Slice of pie on a plate

More Recipes

We like pie around here. That’s why this lemon meringue pie is another one of our favorite desserts. This is a recipe that takes sweetened condensed milk to a whole new level of yumminess.

Slices of pie on plates beside the full pie

Another dessert we enjoy is this yummy pineapple upside down cake. People will be amazed when you tell them you made it in your rice cooker. Yeah, that’s right. Your rice cooker.

Slice of pineapple upside down cake

Chocolate lovers will think you made these better brownies from scratch. But you’re really enhancing the boxed brownie mix to make it taste that way. I won’t tell.

Plate of 4 frosted brownies

My friend Miz Helen makes these delicious little cream puffs that melt in your mouth and leave you begging for seconds. Mmm! So good!

If everyone likes a different flavor, that’s fine. It’s easy when you hand them each a mug and show them how to make one of these mug cakes.

Yield: 8 servings

Creamy No-Bake Cherry Lime Pie

Slice of cherry lime pie with whipped cream and a cherry

Creamy and delicious, this no-bake cherry lime pie is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • One 3-ounce package of lime gelatin
  • Two 5-ounce containers of lime yogurt
  • One 8-ounce container of thawed whipped topping
  • 1/3 cup of chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 graham cracker pie shell
  • Whipped cream and whole cherries (optional for garnish)


    1. Stir the gelatin into the yogurt and mix well.
    2. Add the whipped topping and mix.
    3. Fold in the chopped cherries and pour into the pie shell.
    4. You can also dot the top with more chopped cherries.
    5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until it’s firm.
    6. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 200Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 65mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 2gSugar 15gProtein 4g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Miz Helen

Saturday 29th of August 2020

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Miz Helen


Sunday 30th of August 2020

Hi Miz Helen! Thank you so much for such a great honor!


Thursday 27th of August 2020

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Miz Helen

Saturday 22nd of August 2020

I absolutely love the lime and cherry combination, I think it is because I drank so many cherry limeades when I was a teenager, wow that has been so long ago. Your pie looks delicious and we will really enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon! Miz Helen

Stacy Roman

Friday 21st of August 2020

This looks really yummy, pinned to make later. Thanks for sharing.

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