Saturday, March 5, 2011

Key Lime Pie for Dad

This week was my Dad's birthday and since we live in NY and they are in PA, we unfortunately couldn't celebrate with the rest of my family :( However, as I type this my mom and dad are on route to Long Island to visit for the weekend! So, Jeff and I got to work making my dad his favorite dessert for his birthday-key lime pie. And since we are all attempting to eat healthy these days, we decided to make miniature pies for each of us.

Ingredients (makes 6 mini pies):
  • 7-8 limes
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 mini graham cracker crusts (already made)
  • whipped cream for topping
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Begin by beating the eggs until thick and yellow. Mix in the condensed milk and beat again for about 2 minutes on low until thick and creamy. Add the 1/3 cup of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lime zest and mix again for about 30 seconds. Finally, add a drop or two of green food coloring if you wish your pies to look a bit more green! Pour the filling into the ready-made crusts and bake for 15 minutes. Cool for about an hour then refrigerate before serving. Top with whipped cream and a slice of lime!

Ta Daaaa....

Even though we aren't celebrating until tonight, Jeff and I had a taste of one and they are mighty good! Can't wait to have my own mini pie later tonight.

I am so thankful for my hubs who always helps me with blogging.

Ollie isn't too much help when it comes to blogging. He usually gets in the way, wanting to see what all of the "fuss" is about. But he is just too stinkin' cute to get mad at :) Isn't he?

My parent's should be here any minute, so we are off to greet them! We will be spending the day in downtown Port Jefferson with Ollie, socializing him with the rest of the world. Updates later tonight or tomorrow on our day :) Hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday.


claire said... Best Blogger Tips

Those pies are soooo cute! I didn't realize how small they were till you were holding it up :) PS. You are so photogenic! I envy that!!

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the mini size pies, portion control:) Your Key Lime Pies looks so good, and your pup is darling!

GirlyGirlCooks said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the mini pies! Very cute!
You, Jeff and Ollie make a really cute family!

a blog full of weldons. said... Best Blogger Tips

seriously, you two are so adorable!! and you, my dear, are gorgious!! and those mini pies? wow. the photos are awesome...and i bet they taste supurb!!

Sonia said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved ur lime pie...its looking delish and vibrant ! Congrats on top 9 !

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks everyone! Sonia-just stopped by your blog and love it. Great recipes that I will definitely be trying out...thanks for stopping by :)

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on the Top 9 Today!

Adele Forbes said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Great idea making mini pies. Love your blog.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

YOP 9!! Woot-woot!! These are cuties! ♥- Katrina

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yop! Ha! I meant Top. ♥-me

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Just catching up on your new posts! Here's my all-time favorite key lime pie ever! You really should try it one day :) It's frozen, with frozen whipped cream on top, and slices of lime for fun! And the best one I"ve ever tried! :) You'll have to make it for Bobby & have him vote on his favorite! Your mini ones are so cute though!!!!!!!!

Giulietta@Alterkitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, my God!!! I've only seen these pies in "Dexter"! They looks delicious!
Is there an alternative to sweetened condensed milk (it's not so easy to find, here in Italy)? I'll try to find it, anyway... I want these little pies!!!

Chrissy said... Best Blogger Tips

You two are awesome! These look so so good! For my last birthday, my mom asked what kind of cake I wanted, and I replied with: Key Lime Pie. My whole family thought that was the most bizarre request ever, but then realized how tasty it truly is! All that to say, ever since I tried Key Lime pie in the Florida Keys, it has been my favorite!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey, I just found your blog from "The Daily Buzz"! Are you a LIer? I love Port Jeff!! I'm from Bellport! These look delish! I can't wait to make them! mmm....

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Kat! I live in Port Jefferson but am not from Long Island. We are living here for the next year while my husband finishes up grad school at Stony Brook! Small world that you are in Bellport :) Thanks for stopping by! said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi...I am a new follower...I love your husbnad and I used to live in Lancaster and we loved it...keep on cooking!!! And Ollie is adorable.

Dulciuri la Desert said... Best Blogger Tips

it's look so good!!! :)))))
I like very much the taste of lime!!

Sherry @ JustAPinch said... Best Blogger Tips

How fun! They are adorable! Thank you for sharing.

kjmckendry said... Best Blogger Tips

My kids love key lime pie! I will have to try these miniature versions! Thx :)

Kimberly :) said... Best Blogger Tips

I did it. I made these tonight and they were a HIT! I had to adapt the recipe slightly because I didn't have time to stock up on little pie crusts beforehand. I used muffin pans to make my mini portions instead. Paper liner, 1 tbsp. graham cracker crust (recipe from the box) patted down in the bottom of each liner. Baked crust 5 minutes and then added filling and baked 10 minutes more. It made about 18 individual "pies". They were so nummy that none of them survived. Thanks for the inspiration!

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