GAPS Key Lime Pie

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This GAPS key lime pie is deliciously refreshing and satisfying. It will become your new favorite healthy dessert recipe!

GAPS key lime pie

GAPS key lime pie

Making a really delicious – and GAPS legal- key lime pie is easier than you might think. Honestly though, this pie is so delicious that most of our family not on the GAPS diet request it on almost every occasion!

I love this recipe for so many reasons: 

  1. High fat so you will be satisfied and only need one slice
  2. Because the filling isn’t heated at all, the honey is jam packed with enzymes.
  3. This recipe is one of those guaranteed recipes that everyone will love, whether they try for healthy eating or not!

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What is a key lime pie?

In my opinion, key lime pie is a gift! It is one of my family’s favorite desserts and we love to make this GAPS key like pie for every family celebration. 

This popular American dessert pie will be gobbled up in no time – trust me. Not only is it a gorgeous green, but the taste is so light and fresh. 

Keep reading to learn more about this yummy dessert…     

Mini key lime pies

If you want to get extra cute for your celebration, try making mini key lime pies! 

I have used mini pie dishes to make 6 with this recipe. If I need more, I will use a muffin tin to make 12 even smaller mini key lime pies. 

Tips in making a GAPS Key lime pie

Making a yummy version of key lime pie is a must for any family occasion. So why not have a recipe that you can bring to a celebration and everyone can enjoy? 

This recipe is one that gets requested for almost any get-together. With that said, I have picked up a lot of tips and tricks along the way. Here are a few worth mentioning before you get baking:

  • This pie is so beautiful, I love to make it in my glass pie pan, so everyone can see how pretty it is. 
  • When buying the avocados, make sure they are ripe, but not bruised. This will help the taste stay neutral and still be delicious. I pick off the stem and look for avocados with a bright green color inside. 
  • When using cultured milk, I prefer using one that was cultured with homemade kefir to add in that extra dose of probiotics.
  • Dr. Becky Plotner recommends using 4 limes for this recipe, but I found that it just wasn’t enough so we always bake with 8 limes. Start with the juice from 4 and if you need more flavor then add until you are satisfied. 

Ready to make your own GAPS Key Lime Pie? Scroll down for the recipe…

How to make a GAPS Key lime pie

This recipe is based off of the recipe in the book GAPS: Stage by Stage by Dr. Becky Plotner. I do change the crust in this recipe.

Ready to make my family’s favorite key lime pie? Keep reading for the recipe…

Ingredients:

Crust

Filling

Instructions:

Crust

  1.  Mix coconut, vanilla, and egg in a bowl 
  2. Add to the pie dish and use your hands to press it all around the pie dish. I find it easier to press the edges first.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  4. Let cool before adding the filling. 

Filling

  1. While the crust is baking and cooling, begin on the filling.
  2. Add to blender avocados, butter, honey, vanilla extract, cultured cream, and lime juice. 
  3. Blend and add to the cooled pie crust.
  4. Place in the fridge and let it set for up to 12 hours. 

What is the difference between a key lime and a normal lime?

It is important to remember to buy the right type of limes for this pie recipe but luckily it’s in the name. After all, what’s a key lime pie without key limes?

Here is how to tell the difference between a normal lime and a key lime:

Key limes tend to be smaller and more round than a normal lime. Plus, when you cut into it, you will notice that the skin is thinner. All of these things help a key lime taste sweeter and make the perfect addition to this recipe. 

Is a regular lime a good alternative for a key lime pie?

If you do not have access to quality key limes, a normal lime can be a good alternative. 

Just keep in mind that they taste more sour than a key lime. Make sure to taste the filling before adding in the juice from all 8 limes. Remember, the original recipe called for the juice from 4 limes, so start with that. 

How do you store key lime pie?

Once you make this key lime pie, you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days, as long as it is loosely covered. You can use a beeswax wrap or drape a dish towel over it, or even use a pie dish that comes with a lid. 

Remember, it is best served cold so leave it in there until it’s time to enjoy!

More GAPS Recipes

Healthy Eggnog Recipe

Frozen yogurt

Lemon Mousse (tweak for GAPS)

Have you ever tried making a GAPS key lime pie?

What ingredients did you use? How did you like it? Share in the comments! 

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Shredded coconut 

Vanilla extract

Avocados

Grass fed butter

Raw honey

Vanilla extract

Key limes

glass pie pan

mini pie dishes

GAPS: Stage by Stage by Dr. Becky Plotner

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Yield: One 9 inch pie

GAPS Key Lime Pie

GAPS key lime pie

This GAPS key lime pie is deliciously refreshing and satisfying. It will become your new favorite healthy dessert recipe!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 32 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 heaping cups of shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Filling

  • 3 ripe avocados, large
  • Add 1 cup of grass fed butter, softened
  • Then 1 cup of raw honey
  • Also add 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of cultured cream (I prefer kefir cultured cream for the probiotics)
  • Juice of 8 key limes

Instructions

  1. Mix coconut, vanilla, and egg in a bowl 
  2. Add to the pie dish and use your hands to press it all around the pie dish. I find it easier to press the edges first.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  4. Let cool before adding the filling. 
  5. While the crust is baking and cooling, begin on the filling.
  6. Add to blender avocados, butter, honey, vanilla extract, cultured cream, and lime juice. 
  7. Blend and add to the cooled pie crust.
  8. Place in the fridge and let it set for up to 12 hours. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 729Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 9gSugar: 42gProtein: 5g
The information in this blog post is my personal experience and opinion. It is for general information purposes only, that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own physician’s medical care or advice. Always seek advice from your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding nutrition, medical conditions, and advice. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical care because of something you have read on this blog.

 

 

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