Boozy Key Lime Pie for #PassTheCookbookClub

Well summer is here, because frozen pies, grilling, and home grown herbs are happening at CafeTerra!!!  Hubby and I stopped at an outdoor living store….AND we ran out fast….we were drooling over another grill….and  LOTS of grilling toys!  Now the question is, do we really NEED more grilling toys, and do we really NEED another grill?

Boozy Key Lime Pie

I have had my website for over three years now, my goodness how time flies!  One of my very first blogs was a frozen key lime pie.  Actually, the recipe was my first recipe I shared on my adventure to make 52 unique treats with Greek yogurt.  It has since become my 52 ways to create recipes with the creamy dreamy Chobani Greek yogurt!  Here are some of my recipes I have shared so far.  Honestly, it is not about the 52 ways anymore, I am trying to incorporate Greek yogurt in anything and everything, and challenge myself along the way.  Greek yogurt is truly delicious, and such a healthy option over cream cheese, sour cream, or any other heavy cream product.

Looking at the picture below, it is really exciting to see how much I have grown with my blog, I love sharing recipes, and food photography!  Here is the original key lime pie I made three years ago, and here is the new pie with booze added of course!  The picture may make you turn away, but the recipe will have you running back for seconds.  I did share the original pie recipe below the picture, it is much different from the recipe I will share with you today.

Boozy Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie made in 2010 / Boozy Key Lime Pie made 2013

This recipe comes from the fun cookbook Slushed.  I actually bought this book last year after Kita from Pass The Sushi shared the book on social media.  The book is AWESOME, with really fantastic, creative recipes!  This month for PassThe CookbookClub, Kita decided we needed to make some boozy recipes.  Seemed appropriate to me!

Actually, it is really funny, I have booze for my background pictures on my Twitter page.  I have been sharing lots of booze pictures on my social media site.  I decided people are going to start wondering about me, or maybe just want to come over and enjoy a cocktail with me!

Boozy Key Lime Pie

I altered the original recipe, and of course added my favorite….Chobani Greek Yogurt!  Since I only used Greek yogurt, and excluded the cream cheese, I added chia seeds to thicken the pie.  So while this recipe is “kinda” healthy, there is some sugar and butter in the recipe, so it is not completely healthy.

Boozy Key Lime Pie
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32 oz. plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
4 Tbsp chia seeds
Zest of 3 limes
Juice of 8 limes (about 3/4 cup lime juice)
3 shots of Tequila
2 cups white sugar
1 cup pecans chopped, toasted
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs


One day in advance, or at least four to six hours before you make the recipe, In a small bowl with cover, mix together the Greek yogurt and chia seeds, cover and place in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

In medium bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt mixture, zest of limes, juice of limes, tequila, and sugar. Place in refrigerator to keep chilled.

In small sauce pan, melt butter and let cool.

In small sauce pan on medium heat, toast pecans for about two to four minutes. Then with food processor, chop pecans finely.

In small bowl, mix together melted butter, chopped toasted pecans, and graham cracker crumbs. Mix mixture together well, and spread out in 8 inch spring form pan, around the sides and bottom of pan. Bake the crust in the oven for about 12 minutes depending on oven. Let cool.

Pour Greek yogurt mixture into spring form pan, place in freezer and keep in freezer for 12 to 24 hours.


Recipe Type: Dessert

I really can’t believe my baby (my blog) is growing up so fast!  Since food photography is now a hobby, and really a passion, I promise here and now to never show that original key lime pie photo to you!  Hubby came home, looked at the photo, and was blown away.  He said, “I guess you have improved!”  For those sweet words, he can have the first piece of this delicious pie!!!

Boozy Key Lime Pie

Are you shocked to look at old blogs, and what your photography looked like them?

What is your favorite frozen pie recipe?

Don’t forget to hop on over and enjoy some more boozy recipes created for Pass The Cookbook Club, all the recipes are below!




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  • I'm always whining about my photos and not having enough natural light to get good ones, but when I look back through my archives, especially 2008, I'm aghast at what I put up! I actually thought they were ok! Regardless, I will never take them down or change any of them since it shows how far I've come with basically the same equipment, On another note..I love your boozy key lime pie..and I know you're not 'slushed' lol Lately, I'm always trying to sub Greek yogurt for every recipe that calls for milk, mayo or sour cream. In may hear from me about one recipe I'm trying that's stumping me as far as that goes! xo
  • What a smart and pretty frozen pie! Love it that you included chia seeds, that makes the sweet sin so much more healthier together with the greek yogurt and of course the booze effect turns into an ambrosial experience. Terra I am super excited that you posted your recipe and I can't wait to try it out for myself!!
  • I absolutely love the alternations that you made to this recipe with the Greek yogurt and the chia seeds! That is such a great alternative. I like seeing how everyone has put their twists on this recipe, I want to combine them all into one!
  • Angie Tan
    Lime and chia seeds...I definitely have to give this one a try. It looks terrific, Terra.
  • Choc Chip Uru
    Perfect pie with delicious healthy alternations :D Cheers CCU
  • I love looking back at the pics, though I wont lie, somedays I wonder if I've improved. And yes, you need more grill toys, and more grills. Duh. Lastly, your version of this key lime pie sounds kicking!
  • Jamie
    I have never made a frozen pie - if you saw the size of my European freezer you would understand why. But what is my excuse for not making more creamy pies in general? None. Now I want to! Yours looks so good! Perfect for a summer barbeque, don't you think? My old photos? I always worry more about the writing I was doing when I started blogging and realize that I must never have edited anything!
  • kitchenriffs
    Congrats on 3 years! It's fun looking back at old pictures - I think we've all come a long way! Great recipe. Key lime pie is one of my favorites, though I've never had a frozen version. Definitely something I should try! Thanks for this.
  • I love lime desserts, your pie looks so tempting!
  • Ilke
    It does amaze me to look at the first pictures and think "How did I think this picture was good enough?" but it is good to see the progress as always! Congratulations on 3 years, to many three years with lots of booze to celebrate together :))
  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    This is gorgeous!
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    You certainly have grown. This picture is gorgeous. You may not need more toys, but sometimes want trumps need.
  • Your pictures are gorgeous and I love when dessert takes a not only healthy but boozy twist! I just have one question and it's because I usually just eat food, not prepare it. Why do I need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees? I don't see where to put something in the oven. Thanks!
    • Hello Barb! I am so sorry for my delay responding to you. You want to bake the crust for about 12 minutes depending on your oven, and then let the crust cool a bit. It really is a fun recipe, and keeps in the freezer for a few weeks! Enjoy! Thank you so much for stopping by, Hugs, Terra
  • Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! What a great recipe to have started with! We love key lime pie and the two of us could eat a while one in one sitting. Yours looks delicious and I love the addition of the chia seeds!
  • Meghan
    You are the Chobani queen! This is gorgeous & you know I love the addition of tequila!
  • Kate | Food Babbles
    Whoa! You've come a long way baby! Honestly, your photo of the new key lime pie is drop dead gorgeous. Love the addition of chia seeds to this pie! As soon as I saw the picture, I thought that's what those little specks were. This recipe sounds delightful!
  • TCookingCorner
    I love lime desserts, your pie looks amazing! Love the addition of chia seeds and greek yogurt, this recipe is going on my must-bake list right away:-) I can't wait to try it out for myself!