Monday, June 22, 2009

"key lime" pie

no key limes were harmed in the making of this pie, but a few plain ole ones were juiced. whip up this pie is minutes and then sit back and watch others eyes roll, lips pucker and moan in delight. i made this one for big j's father's day because key lime pie is one of his favorite things. usually i make my own graham cracker crust, but i grabbed a prepared one this time and grabbed the wrong size. i like a thicker pie, so i stick with a nine inch crust, but accidentally bought a ten inch. although thinner, it still tasted goooood. also, i topped the pie with some sweetened vanilla whipped cream to help round out the tartness. holey moley! you know, i could eat whipped cream by the spoonful, but that is a whole other post.

anyway, make one of these babies today for someone you love, that includes yourself. enjoy.

in a food processor pulse till smooth:

1 8 oz. block of cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup lime juice, about six limes(i am sure key limes would be fine, but have you ever seen how tiny those suckers are)

once smooth, pour into a graham cracker crust of your choice and chill for a few hours till firm. this pie couldn't be easier and more refreshing.

1 comment:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This looks lovely! Sadly we don't see key limes here much and I don't think I've ever tasted a real key lime pie. One day when I visit the US again I think ;)