cooking · Dessert · Plant Based Diet

Vegan Lime Pudding Pie

I was supposed to have been backpacking last weekend, but that wasn’t to be. A storm advisory was up and where my friend Dani and I were heading, it was slated to get up to 2 feet of snow, along with the real issue – really bad winds. I can say the winds did happen, and are going again currently. The wind chimes have been slamming back and forth today. Kirk and I hiked in the wind on Saturday and had a nice time – sandblasted and all. And being that we were on an island, and not at home, all we had was wind – and no snow (or rain either).


So instead, I spent Sunday getting inspired. Mostly by a large bag of limes that jumped in my cart at Trader Joe’s on Sunday morning. I was thinking of what to do with them, outside of the first recipe I was making (that will come soon as well). It crossed my mind that I hadn’t made a lime pie. Ever. Key Lime and regular Lime Pie is usually full of condensed milk and or cream cheese and a lot of green food coloring. What if instead I made it with coconut sugar and coconut milk, which would compliment the bitter and tart lime juice?


My Lime Pudding Pie was born. No green at all. Rather, a deep caramel color from the tawny sugar, with speckles of green lime zest. Tart, sweet and cool. Loved it!


Vegan Lime Pudding Pie


  • 1 graham cracker crust (or favorite pie shell, your choice)
  • 2½ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond or coconut)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 5 Tbsp cornstarch or preferred thickener
  • ¼ to ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt


Whisk the ingredients until smooth in a heavy, large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened. Take off the heat, let cool a bit, stirring often to prevent a skin from forming.

Spread in prepared pie crust, chill for a couple of hours or overnight.


How much lime juice you use is up to you. I used ½ cup for a stronger flavor, for a sweet pie use ¼ cup.

Makes 1 pie.

Walker helping me on Sunday night, with his IKEA tools. He went and got his rolling-pin, and rolled out a tiny pizza, along the big ones. Then we topped it and baked it. He was so excited when it came out, and devoured it! Win for Mommy!



8 thoughts on “Vegan Lime Pudding Pie

    1. I’d agree – I love lime in Thai food a lot. It is one reason I added a strong helping of lime juice to the pie. Kept it from being too sweet.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.