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Creamy Lime Pie with Fresh Berries

I combined the tangy tastes of lime and cilantro with cream cheese for this unusual berry pie that showcases seasonal fruit. The ginger cookies add zip to the crust. —Anneliese Barz, Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups finely crushed gingersnap cookies (about 30 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix crushed cookies, sugar and flour; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, lime zest and lime juice until blended. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Stir in cilantro. Transfer to crust. Refrigerate, covered, until filling is firm, at least 4 hours.
  • Just before serving, arrange berries over pie. In a microwave, warm preserves just until melted. Brush over berries.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 441 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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    • Angie
      Apr 27, 2020

      So Good! Everyone loved it. I did only use half the cilantro. I was afraid it would be overpowering, but it paired really well with the rest of the ingredients. I only had blackberries, red raspberries and huckleberry preserves on hand for the topping. It's versatile and easy.

    • matteliz
      Jul 4, 2014

      The perfect 4th of July dessert! My family and friends loved it. I omitted the cilantro to make it more kid-friendly. Great lime flavor.