Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Key Lime Pie-O-My

Time to make another pie though this is a cheating kind of pie as it has no pastry crust. This is actually my own invention; a key lime pie utilizing my all time favorite recipe for Cheery Cherry Cheese pie which I wrote about some months ago. I saw this product, Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice, in the grocery store while wandering aimlessly through the aisles (a dangerous thing to do) and decided to purchase it and see what I could make. The recipe on the bottle for Key Lime Pie sounded okay but I decided to experiment with my tried and true recipe, substituting the lime juice for the usual lemon juice. Let me say, it was delicious and very easy to make. Even my first attempt at piping on whipped cream with a pastry bag turned out just fine. All in all, a good experiment.Key Lime Pie-O-My

1 graham cracker crust
1 8 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1/3 cup bottled lime juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipped cream for garnish
2 Tbsp. lime zest for garnish (optional)

Beat the cream cheese in electric mixer until softened. Add condensed milk, lime juice and vanilla and fully incorporate in with cream cheese. Put mixture into graham cracker crust and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and serve.


KandN said...

(sigh- heaven AND a graham cracker crust??) I'll be right over!!

Julie said...

That looks so light and fluffy and wonderful. I searched hi and low a couple months ago for that very bottle of lime juice and couldn't find it to save my life!

The Mulligan Family said...

Fabulous. This looks delicious and sounds quite easy to make. I am going to make this for our barbeque next weekend. Which grocery store did you find the lime juice? I think I've seen it at Winco - but I'm not sure.

Cheers, Cindy

The Mulligan Family said...

Made the pie this morning for our BBQ this afternoon. I can already tell it is going to be PERFECT! The filling is so lite and tasty. And it is firming up in the fridge as I type.

Can't wait for dinner to be over so that I can have a big slice of the pie! Thanks for the recipe.

Cheers, Cindy