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Learn how to take a classic Cherry Limeade and turn it into a Cherry Limeade pie using our Quickie Bake: No-Bake Sugar-Free Key Lime Pie recipe.

Cherry Limeade Pie

Last week I shared my signature pie recipe which just so happened to be a no-bake sugar-free Key Lime Pie.

Akram's Ideas: Quickie Bake: Sugar-Free No-Bake Key Lime Pie
My Key Lime Pie is one of my faves

While I do love my Key Lime Pie recipe, I mean it’s so quick, easy and delicious. Still, I make it so often I thought, that maybe I could use the same recipe as a base for a totally different type of pie.

Cherry Limeade

Any Okie will tell you that nothing beats a refreshing Route 44 Cherry Limeade from Sonic Drive-In on a hot summer day.

Both Sonic and Cherry Limeades have roots in Oklahoma. Plus since 2pm – 4pm is Sonic happy hour, with drinks at half price, it’s kind of the place to be to beat the heat.

It was on such a heat filled day while ordering myself a cherry limeade I thought what if it was a pie?

Cherry Limeade Pie ingredients
This pie has the same basic ingredients as my Key Lime Pie

That’s when it hit me, what if I were to take my  Key Lime Pie recipe and make a few changes to make a Cherry Limeade Pie.

Cherry Limeade Pie
Serves 8
Classic Cherry Limeade and turn it into a easy no-bake pie using our Quickie Bake: No-Bake Sugar-Free Key Lime Pie recipe.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 3oz (4 serving) or 1 6oz (8 serving) Package(s) of Sugar-Free Cherry Jello
  2. 1 cup boiling water
  3. 1 cup Cherry Limeade or Diet Cherry Limeade
  4. 2 cups of softened No-Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream
  5. 1 9 inch Graham Cracker Crust
Instructions
  1. Mix Jello with boiling water till fully dissolved.
  2. Stir in the cherry limeade.
  3. Add ice cream, mix until all is blended.
  4. Pour into graham cracker crust.
  5. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  6. Serve with a topping of Cool Whip, a maraschino cherry and lime slice.
Adapted from Akram's Key Lime Pie
Adapted from Akram's Key Lime Pie
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The Results

There are only a few differences with the Cherry Limeade pie vs the Key Lime Pie. The first is that I used cherry Jell-O instead of lime.

Second major change was that instead of using ¼ cup of lime juice I used 1 cup of Sonic Cherry Limeade. Since I was adding a full cup I reduced the boiling water from 1-3/4 cups to 1 cup.

Sonic Cherry Limeade
Sonic Cherry Limeade’s are great to beat the summer heat

To top off each slice of pie with cool whip topped with a maraschino cherry and lime slice.

This pie definitely has a distinct Cherry Limeade flavor, which I’m really happy with.

Learn how to take a classic Cherry Limeade and turn it into a Cherry Limeade pie using our Quickie Bake: No-Bake Sugar-Free Key Lime Pie recipe.
This pie is so summery looking

An alternative to using Cherry Limeade soda from Sonic, I suppose you could use any Cherry Limeade drink or drink mix.  

Overall I’m happy with this pie and plan to make it again.

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Learn how to take a classic Cherry Limeade and turn it into a Cherry Limeade pie using our Quickie Bake: No-Bake Sugar-Free Key Lime Pie recipe.

 

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

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