Mini Key Lime Pies #SpringSweetsWeek

Mini Key Lime Pies are bite sized versions of your favorite pie with a gluten free ginger crumb crust and a tart lime  filling.

Mini Key Lime Pies

Mini Key Lime Pies

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Mini Key Lime Pies is my recipe of the day for the blogging event Spring Sweets Week. Associated bloggers will  be posting yummy recipes all week long in relation to this.

And there’s a giveaway (at the bottom of the post!)

Mini Key Lime Pies

This particular post is sponsored  with product samples by Nairn’s. For which I received a sampling  of their flavors of gluten free oat grahams.

I opted to make these simple mini key lime pies because we love anything key lime. And I knew that these stem ginger crackers as crumbs would make the perfect crust.

Ginger and lime are fantastic together, if you have not tried it. I have made key lime pies with gingersnap crusts before but this is even better.  Plus the box is the perfect size for the crusts- just crush them all.

The filling is easy to mix, pour, bake and set. Condensed milk is wonderful for so many things, including making a creamy filling. Without the bother of making lime curd.

So do try this recipe and enjoy- I have pumped up  the volume on  the citrus to right where it should be. No treat needs anemic flavor. You need to know the lime is there. And it is definitely there!li

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Mini Key Lime Pies

Mini Key Lime Pies

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Mini Key Lime Pies

Mini Key Lime Pies

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 12 cavity muffin pan; 12 cupcake liners



  • 5.64 ounce (box) gluten-free Stem Ginger Oat Grahams (Nairn's )
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter (cooled)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • 4 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure lime oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 12 cupcake liners
  • whipped cream
  • lime zest and lime pieces (garnish)



  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Crush crackers into crumbs. You should have 1-1/2 cups.
  • Mix crumbs with melted butter and sugar.
  • Place cupcake paper liners in muffin tin and divide the crumbs among the cups.
  • Press down firmly with something that fits in the cavity, such as a small glass.
  • Bake the crust for 8 minutes to firm the crumb base.


  • Place cream cheese in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.
  • Scoop the cream cheese into a mixing bowl and whisk in the eggs by hand.
  • Add the lime juice, condensed milk, lime zest, lime oil and vanilla.
  • Use a small ladle to place the filling on top of the crumb base; smooth out the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for ten minutes, until set.
  • Allow to cool in the pan, then remove cups and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • Garnish with a small amount of whipped cream, lime zest, and a little wedge of lime, if desired.


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Mini Key Lime Pies

Spring Sweets Week

Spring Sweets Week

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2021 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks!   With the weather warming up and flowers beginning to bloom let’s celebrate with spring sweets and a fun giveaway!

This year 24 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 100 sweet recipes that are perfect for the spring season.  So say goodbye to the snow and cold and get ready to enjoy the best spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, dessert boards, and even a few beverages!

Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes.  Thank you to Dixie CrystalsMelissa’s ProduceDoor County CoffeeCirculonTaylor and Colledge, and Nairn’s for your generosity.  We have an incredible giveaway with six amazing prizes and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!

Check out the amazing prizes you can win in our #SpringSweetsWeek Giveaway!

Door County Coffee

Door County Coffee & Tea Co. is giving away one $50 gift certificate to so that one lucky reader can try any of their amazing coffees and teas.

Door County Coffee & Tea Co. was founded in 1993 in Door County, Wisconsin. It is a small, family-owned business, roasting coffee the old-fashioned way – in small batches to exacting specifications. The mission has always been to produce some of the best-tasting and highest quality coffee. They have over 100 types of coffee, all of which are roasted right on site. Visit to see their selection of coffees and teas as well as to find some fabulous recipes.

Cooking Torch

Dixie Crystals is giving away one propane kitchen torch which is ideal for caramelizing creme brulee or roasting peppers in a snap!

Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results. Visit for hundreds of recipes, holiday ideas, and plenty of baking videos.

Melissas Produce
Melissa’s Produce is giving one reader a Fabulous Fruit Fare Basket.  Forget your basic apples and bananas and try faraway tropical fruits such as Mango, Papaya, Gold Pineapple, and Coconut, and exotic treasures like Asian Pear, Kiwi, Pepino Melon, Baby Bananas, Seasonal Tangerines, and Kumquats.


Joe and Sharon Hernandez founded Melissa’s Produce with a decade of produce industry experience in a small, rented produce warehouse lunchroom. The Melissa’s brand is named after Joe and Sharon’s daughter, who takes an active role in the company.  The company’s Food Service Division has become a full-service operation that supplies culinary professionals with staples, exotics and Melissa’s full line of organic produce.  Visit to find the very best fruits, vegetables, gifts, and to get tasty recipes!

Circulon Prizes

Circulon is giving one reader a 5 piece baking set including two 9-inch cake pans, a 9 x 13 baking pan, a 9 x 5 loaf pan, and 10 x 15 cookie pan!   It’s everything you need to get baking in the kitchen.

Circulon’s commitment to detail and design for nonstick cookware makes your time in the kitchen more enjoyable due to their 4 “Must Haves” of everyday cooking.   The first is nonstick performance.  The Circulon TOTAL® Nonstick System of raised circles and triple-layer premium nonstick reduces surface abrasion from cooking utensils to enhance nonstick durability.

Then there’s durability.  Hard-anodized, stainless steel, and aluminum construction is backed by a hassle-free lifetime warranty for built-to-last cookware you can count on.  The last two are even heat distribution and easy clean up.  No matter what piece you buy it is sure to meet your expectations and help you enjoy your time in the kitchen.

To see all the Circulon products visit .

T&C Prizes

Taylor & Colledge is giving one lucky winner a trio of extract pastes.   One winner will receive Almond Extract Paste, Lemon Extract Paste, and Lavender Extract Paste to help you do your own spring baking!

Taylor & Colledge was founded in 1897 in Australia and has been making extracts ever since!  Their products can be used in two different ways when you baking. Whether you use the products as the fragrant, hero ingredient in your baking, or whether it’s a supporting sidekick, you can be assured that with Taylor & Colledge, it will be a pure, rich, full-flavored ingredient in your baking every time.

Visit to learn more about their extracts.

Nairns Prizes

Nairn’s Oatcakes is giving away six of their awesome products to one winner.   The winner will receive Nairn’s Gluten Free Original Oat Grahams, Nairn’s Gluten Free Stem Ginger Oat Grahams, Nairn’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oat Grahams, Nairn’s Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Flatbreads, Nairn’s Gluten Free Rosemary & Sea Salt Flatbreads, and Nairn’s Organic Oat Crackers.

Nairn’s knows a thing or two about oats, they’ve been baking with them since 1896 when John and Sarah Nairn first opened their bakery in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. Since then their team has grown and they have two Edinburgh bakeries.  They have a devoted team at each working on their recipes, mixing techniques, and ever-growing range.  Check out their products and blog at

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Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Door County Coffee & Tea Co., Circulon, Melissa’s Produce, Taylor and Colledge, and Nairn’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six (6) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #SpringSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #SpringSweetsWeek posts or entry.

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