Friday, July 22, 2011
Heat Wave Key Lime Pie
I just abandoned my blog post about the Best Chocolate Cake Quest. I just finished baking one for a restaurant I bake for but who honestly wants to bake right now? The temperature is 102 and I'm sure it's hotter than that. Heat or no heat, people still need something sweet so I'm thinking something cool, refreshing, slightly sweet, slightly tart = Key Lime Pie. (my version) I know some true bakers will shudder when they read the recipe but this Key Lime recipe is easy, cool and delicious! My sister in law gave me this recipe after nicely speaking to the chef from a restaurant in the Florida Keys. (Thank you Kim!) So if this is served in the Fllorida Keys, it has to be good!
In the picture above, you'll see Mini Key Lime Pies. I found some cute yellow and frilly cupcake liners that were a bit sturdier than most. They were a hit at last week's baby shower. I took them out right before the dessert buffet began and used my cupcake stand.
Graham Cracker Crumbs or if you like Chocolate, use those little dark chocolate wafers. (crushed)
Cool Whip (large container & not the lite version)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
**** Nellie and Joes Famous Key West Lime Juice (do not use anything else)
1 fresh lime
Make a crust for the bottom of a pie pan
In a mixing bowl, add the Cool Whip, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Fill that same can 3/4 full with the lime juice and fold together.
Add some grated lime zest to this
Fold into the pie dish
Place in freezer
Top each piece with a slice of lime