I finally got my key lime pie fix!!!
I wish I could tell you that I made it from scratch… but I have too much going on to make it all from scratch. So I took some assistance from store-bought items to make this pie simple.
And when I say simple, I mean S-I-M-P-L-E!!! I took this recipe from the bottle of Nellie & Joe’s Key Lime Juice. (Read, I didn’t take the time to squeeze fresh limes).
I also elected to purchase miniature graham cracker crusts to make little bitty pies.
The filling took 30 seconds to throw together.
I slopped equal amounts into 6 mini crusts, threw it in the oven for 15 minutes, then cooled them for a while before slingin’ ’em into the fridge. Then, I slept for approximately 1 hour and 26 minutes before the baby was screaming at me for yet another bottle.
Topping the key lime pie with a little fresh whipped cream really balances out the sweetness of the graham cracker crust and the bitterness of the key lime filling.
Mmmmmm, I have already gobbled up 2 of my little pies and will be giving my neighbors the rest to avoid eating all of them!
While this recipe is super easy, the flavor is fantastic. I think I would prefer a homemade graham cracker crust though… But for literally 5 minutes of effort, this was a really great tasting recipe.
And with this little monster keeping me go-go-going, it’s nice to have a semi-homemade pie in the fridge. It makes me feel so accomplished! (Of course, I ate the pie on the heels of a fast food dinner, but whatever.)