Mascarpone Key Lime Pie Recipe

Prepare individual mascarpone limes pies in advance to indulge one at a time or enjoy with friends and family.

From "Seriously Good Freezer Meals"
April 2018

  • The cardamom in the graham cracker crust gives this pie a unique twist.
    Photo by Charity Burggraff
  • “Seriously Good Freezer Meals” by Karrie Truman is a unique compilation of family and freezer-friendly recipes that will help busy families save time while still getting a home-cooked meal.
    Cover courtesy Robert Rose

Yield: 12 mini pies

Avoid any last-minute food outings, by preparing freezer meals with 100 percent whole-food ingredients. Seriously Good Freezer Meals (Robert Rose, 2018) by Karrie Truman offers all the encouragement, guidance and delicious recipes for both beginners and advanced freezer cooks to help save time and money while giving yourself and family a healthy happy meal. Truman’s recipes range from homemade sweet milk waffles straight out of her great-grandmother’s recipe box to healthy homemade empanada hand pies filled with Spanish rice and cheese to eat for an afternoon snack, on the go lunch or weekend brunch. The following excerpt is from the “Desserts” chapter.

These mini pies are truly my biggest addiction. The refreshing light, sweet flavor of Key limes and the creamy, airy mascarpone are the obvious stars, but the real surprise lies in the unique taste of cardamom in the graham cracker crust. It’s a magical combination! Makes about 12 mini pies.


• 8 oz (250 g) mascarpone cheese, softened
• 1 can (14 oz or 300 mL) sweetened condensed milk
• 3/4 cup (175 mL) freshly squeezed or bottled Key lime juice
• 2 cups (500 mL) frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), about 6 oz/175 g

• 1-1/4 cups (310 mL) graham cracker crumbs (about 4-1/2 oz/130 g)
• 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, melted
• 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cardamom or ground cinnamon

• Additional frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), optional
• Sliced Key limes (optional)


1. Filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a medium bowl, using an electric hand mixer), beat mascarpone cheese on High for about 1 minute, until creamy. Add condensed milk and lime juice; beat on Medium for about 1 minute, until smooth. Gently fold in whipped topping, until blended.

2. Place 12 silicone muffin liners in a 12-cup muffin tin. Scoop mixture into cups until three-quarters full.

3. Crust: In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and cardamom, stirring well.

4. Sprinkle crust mixture evenly over each mini pie. Press gently with the back of a spoon to flatten. Freeze for about 2 hours, until firm.

Make It Now
Remove from freezer. Gently remove silicone liners and invert mini pies onto a serving plate, crust side down. Top with additional whipped topping and a slice of Key lime, if using. Serve frozen.

Make It a Freezer
Meal Remove from freezer. Transfer mini pies, in their silicone liners, to 2 labeled gallon-size (4 L) freezer bags. Seal, removing as much air as possible, and freeze.

Remove from freezer. Gently remove silicone liners and invert mini pies onto a serving plate, crust side down. Top with additional whipped topping and a slice of Key lime, if using. Serve frozen.

Karrie Truman is an urban homesteader wannabe who is the proud owner of the blog Happy MoneySaver. The site is currently ranked number 1 on Google search engines for the term “freezer meals” and, on average, garners 1 million unique monthly page views, has over 600,000 unique visitors and reaches 215,000 plus through social media.

Karrie has worked with brands including Frigidaire, Quaker, Albertsons and Kimberly-Clark. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post, and featured in All You magazine and her local news. Karrie resides in eastern Washington.

More from Seriously Good Freezer Meals:

Coconut Cashew Basil Curry Soup Recipe
Lemon Dill Tilapia Taco Recipe

Courtesy of Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity by Karrie Truman © 2017 Available where books are sold.

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