Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie {Paleo}

Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie {Paleo}

{Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free}

I was recently invited to partake in a virtual potluck for the 1 year anniversary of Ilene’s blog The Colorful Kitchen. Ilene is a health coach and has many gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free recipes on her blog — all things I dig, as you know :) , so it was easy to jump in and partake in the celebration.

I was pondering what kind of a dessert I would bring to a healthy vegan potluck and finally decided to share my recipe for a gluten-free vegan creamy key lime pie for the occasion, which happens to also be refined sugar-free and suited to a paleo diet.

Key lime pie used to be one of my most favorite desserts, and sadly since it’s traditionally filled with a ton of sugar, dairy, eggs, and gluten, it was a dessert I thought I had to leave behind… When I recently made a refined sugar-free and vegan lemon curd, someone suggested in the comments using avocado in it as a substitute for silken tofu. Suddenly I had a beautiful vision of how I could make a healthful, nutritious, and delicious creamy key lime pie! Now that’s a dessert I’d absolutely LOVE to eat up at a potluck (and on any other occasion, really ;) ).

Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie Recipe:

Crust Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted or very soft
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch

Filling Ingredients

  • Zest of approximately 7-8 key limes
  • Juice of 7-8 key limes (roughly ½ cup)
  • 2 tbsp agar agar flakes
  • ¾ cup raw cashews, pre-soaked for at least a few hours
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Cream Layer Ingredients

  • 1 cans full fat coconut milk, chilled overnight
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (or another liquid sweetener)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

 Optional (see notes in directions)

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp agar agar

I’ve decided to share the ingredients I used with you here to spare you the curiosity ;) . To see the full recipe and directions for making this pie, head on over to Ilene’s virtual potluck.

Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie {Paleo}

Happy baking! And congrats, Ilene on your blog’s 1st birthday. That’s super exciting! :)

xo Audrey

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This gluten-free vegan creamy key lime pie was shared with Fat Tuesday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Let’s Get Real Friday Party, #glutenfreefridays, Natural Family Friday, Sweet and Savoury Sundays, and Real Food Wednesdays.

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12 Responses to Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie {Paleo}

  1. Oooh, your Key Lime Pie looks fabulous, Audrey! Thanks so much for sharing on Gluten-Free Wednesdays! :-) Sharing …

    xo,
    Shirley

    • Audrey May 15, 2014 at 1:09 am #

      Thanks, Shirley! Glad to have others to share with ;)

  2. Abbie @ Needs Salt May 15, 2014 at 12:13 am #

    This vegan key lime pie looks so delicious! I love all the nutritious and yummy ingredients going on here! So creative and beautiful.
    Pinning!

    • Audrey May 15, 2014 at 1:10 am #

      Thanks so much, Abbie! :)

  3. Shonalika May 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    Oooh, I’ve been looking for a healthy(er) key lime pie recipe for a while now – its my sister’s favourite dessert, and I want to be able to make a really good dairy-free one:D I tried a VERY simple avocado recipe before – it was nice as a dessert in its own right (and if you like avocados, which my sister doesn’t), but you wouldn’t think “key lime pie” whilst eating it. Your recipe has quite a few few more steps and ingredients, and more chance of hiding the avocado, so I think I’ll try it next :)

    • Audrey May 23, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

      Hi Shonalika. I can definitely say that you can’t taste the avocado in this recipe! I hope your sister gets to try it out sometime :)

  4. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas July 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    Audrey, I can’t believe this pie is vegan and gluten free. All of your desserts are inspirational, I love seeing all of your alternative desserts when you link up with us each week. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

    • Audrey July 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

      Thanks so much, Laura! :) I’ll be sure to stop by and link some more ;)

  5. Redgeraniums July 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    Hello, love this! Any ideas for what to substitute for the agar agar (perhaps finely ground tapioca beads?) and the cashews, for allergies? My daughter is craving Key Lime pie :) Thanks for posting!

    • Audrey July 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

      I think adding some tapioca would probably work in place of the agar agar. I wouldn’t add anything to the cream layer though in place of the agar — just add the whipped cream fresh right before serving and you’ll be good to go. As for the cashews, macadamia nuts are the next closest substitute. I hope your daughter gets to try this out — I’d love to hear how it turns out :)

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