After all the wedding cake and chocolate I ate last week I’ve been wanting something refreshing. You would think that I would want something not sugary like fruit but I will never get tired of dessert, I just wanted a lighter dessert. I’ve been craving Key Lime Pie for quite a while now so I looked up some recipes on pinterest and found some that I liked. But my all time favorite flavor is Lemon- hence Lemon Marinn Pie. So I picked up some lemon pudding mix to make it a bit more lemony. Besides Lemon Meringue Pie, I think this might be my next favorite dessert.
If you don’t have a lemon pudding mix, enough sour cream, or you just want an original Key Lime Pie, follow this blogger’s recipe for it. It is just as delicious and I followed her baking directions: Key Lime Pie- Your Home Based Mom
I probably won’t be making this for awhile. There’s some foods and desserts I just don’t make a lot because I love them so much that I eat it all in one sitting. So I practice self discipline by not making it a lot. I woke up at four in the morning to nurse Calvin and I couldn’t stop thinking about it just sitting in the fridge… so I grabbed a fork and crouched at the fridge just eating it out of the pan. I’m doing a no-sugar week after that episode. I’ll let you guys know how it goes. Don’t hold me accountable though..
What I love about this recipe is that it is SO EASY. It took like five minutes to put together. I got the store-bought graham cracker crust so literally just stir filling together and put it in the oven and cool. Letting it cool is really hard though. If you’re like me you can leave a few spoonfuls of filling in the bowl to snack on.
We had friends over and played board games (Munchkin- if you don’t have it, get it. It’s a load of fun.) and had dinner and dessert. Notice her key lime pie is gone. 🙂 Sheridan really didn’t want her picture taken. Too bad.
Lemon-Lime Key Lime Pie
- 2 cans of 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup key lime juice (My store didn’t have key limes so I just used limes. You can also buy the juice if you don’t feel like squeezing them.)
- 1/2 cup + 1 TBSP Lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon lime zest- optional
- Graham cracker crust
Stir your sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, and lime zest until creamy. Taste as you go! If you like your pie more sweet, put in the lime/lemon juice last and keep tasting until it’s the amount you like. Pour into your graham cracker crust and bake for 11-12 minutes until there are tiny bubbles on the surface. Turn off the oven and let it sit in there for a half hour. Don’t allow it to brown. You can also take it out of the oven as I’ve seen other recipes bake it for 15 minutes- until there are bubbles in the surface- and then let it cool on top of the oven. The important thing is to let it cool to room temperature before you put it in the fridge to cool overnight.
I like ice cream with mine, some like whipped cream. But ice creams better.
P.s. those are my yummy Cornmeal Rolls in the background of the picture if you want the recipe. I make them almost every Sunday and especially for when friends come over.
Since Spring is coming around give this Lemon-Lime Key lime Pie a try! If you’re feeling courageous try a different flavored pudding mix like cheesecake or something. You can even try a different flavored juice too and just make a whole different flavored pie! I want to try different yummy combinations but as I said I’m trying a no sugar week and I just cannot make this pie again soon because I will become 500 pounds.
Have a happy weekend!
-Marinn, and Calvin since he helped me make this and he’s currently sleeping on me. 🙂