Archive | August, 2013

Key Lime Pie

4 Aug

Sad to say, but this will be my last blog post for awhile. The school year will be starting rather soon, and I’m sure to be super busy. 😦 But here’s one last one for the summer. Thanks to my awesome friend, Gaby. 🙂 I had no idea that key lime pies were so easy to make. Much easier, in fact, than key lime cupcakes.

The sad thing is…..that I have no finished pictures of this product. 😦 I served the pie at a get together last night, and before I remembered to take a picture of a slice of it, it was gone! I guess it’s a good sign that it went so quickly. 😉 So even though I have no finished pictures I still want to tell you how EASY it is, so that hopefully one of you will try it too. And I do have a couple of cute pictures of my baking assistant.

I used a store bought pie crust. I’m sure a homemade one would be even better, but I wanted to skip that step. All I had to do was beat 3 egg yolks (no egg whites!) until they were fluffy. This took about 4-5 minutes on medium speed. Then I added a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. Again, until fluffy. Another 4-5 minutes. Then I mixed in 1/2 cup of key lime juice. (Just until blended well). Bake at 350 for 10 minutes and then chill for 8 hours. I made mine the night before I needed it and it worked out perfectly! Just before my guests arrived I made some homemade whipped cream. One 8 ounce carton of heavy whipping cream, 2 Tablespoons of sugar, and a splash of vanilla. Super easy. Just make sure to chill your mixing bowl and whisk first. 🙂

How easy is that?! You can even buy store bought whipped cream if you want to cut that out too. Then you’d only have to mix together 3 ingredients in a mixer and pour it in a pie shell. I’m loving this! I think I’ll be making these more often. Plus, my husband doesn’t like them. So I can make them without feeling guilty about messing up his diet. 😉

Here are the pictures of my little baker-in-training! Love her so much.
Thank you to EVERYONE who reads this blog on the random chance that I’ve updated it. I’ll be back sometime, but probably NOT until the school year is well underway. 🙂
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