Friday, July 31, 2009

Eeeasy Key Lime Pie..

I am participating in a "Flavor of the Month" over at Bake at 350..
Bake at 350
July's theme: Pies.
Me.. personally love 'em. EVERY kind, ala mode, please..
I chose to do a favorite of mine, and wherever I seem to take it.
It's perfect for summertime.. the flavor is so refreshing, and it is soooo easy to make.
I hear it is popular in Texas.. ;)
Here ya go..

I like to use a graham cracker crust, pre-made is awesome, but you can crank out your own favorite if you so desire. It is tasty with both! I usually do it the easy way in summer.. more time to play!
(If you are using a smaller, traditional size pie shell, you'll need two.. just warning you! ;D)

1- 16 ounce tub of Cool Whip
1- 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk (Hello!! Whole milk + sugar.. how can this get any better.. I'll have a can!)
1/4 cup key lime juice (I like to buy it in a bottle, pre-squeezed and all.. Nellie and Joe's is my fav.)
green food coloring (optional)
whipped cream and limes for garnish

Here's why I LOVE this recipe..
NO slaving over a juicer.
NO standing over a hot stove.
NO oven necessary.
It comes together so fast.
It's great for BBQs and other spontaneous events.
See.. perfect for summer!

Dump your Cool Whip into a large bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk, the key lime juice, and the food coloring (if you are going to add it, do it NOW!). Fold all ingredients together thoroughly.
Spoon it into your pie shell, and let it set in the fridge for an hour.
Slice it up, garnish it, and enjoy!

I have made both, a traditional in the kitchen for a day Key Lime Pie, and this.. love 'em both, but I will totally take this one in the summer months!


bridget {bake at 350} said...

THAT is beautiful! I can almost taste it, and boy do I wish I really could! Perfect for summer!!!

Thank you for participating in Flavor-of-the-Month! :)

Mindy said...

Thanks Bridget!! I feel like a total dork for messing up Mr. Linky.. I will remember for next time! :)

Heidi said...

That looks really tasty!

Ally0005 said...

Yes they are very popular in the south.
Wish I could have some, looks sooooooooooooooo good.


Heidi said...

That looks really good!

kdance10 said...

Yum! I think i will have ti give it a try.

cookies and cups said...

That looks great! I haven't had a good key lime pie in SOO long!