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



  1. mmmmm perfect for the summer!!

    I have a "Flash-Back-Friday" linky going on right now, Its so fun looks at old posts--would love for you to link up one! =)
    Cookin' for my Captain's FBF #9

  2. I just love the idea of cupcakes... terrific photos, and key lime is a favorite...


    But i like looking at yours

  3. Hi, just found you through twitter. I am always up for a good cupcake and your cool version is wonderful. I just posted an "Icebox Dessert" on my blog a few days ago. I love these no-bake recipes when the weather is so hot and humid. I am following you here and on twitter. Check out my blog when you have time and I would be very happy if you would follow me too! Thanks!

  4. oh my gosh! love ur blog! I'm making some cupcakes tomorrow .. cuz I love cupcakes and baking!

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  5. These sound great! Can't wait to try them. New to your blog. I love it and am your newest follower.

  6. Thanks for this great recipe! I love cupcakes, hot weather or cold weather.

  7. These sound so cool and refreshing. I just may have to try to make them.

  8. Hello! I found you through stumbleupon! You have a cute blog! I wish I knew how to bake.

  9. Your recipe looks yummy! Stay cool!

    Great meeting you through the Bloggers of Etsy team!
    I am your newest blog follower! :)
    Looking forward to upcoming posts.

    I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!
    Mary C. Nasser

  10. Hmmm this recipe looks so delicious and nice and i think that fits perfect with my taste and in my opinion is a very easy recipe, so i think i will try it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. HI! I found you through the etsy blog team, I am excited to look through your photos and posts! I LOVE all things key lime and all things lemon, can't go wrong :)

    I'm your newest follower

    -rachel w k

  12. mmmm! Wow! You did a great work! I love it! BTW, if you have etsy coupon you can share your coupon at

  13. I love cup cakes as well! I am a new subscriber and found you via the Etsy Blogger team and hope that you will follow my blog Notably Wonderful as well. You can find me here