Thursday, January 27, 2011

Key Lime Pie

This easy, no-bake pie has been part of our family tradition for years. I remember writing the recipe on a scrap of paper, sitting in the parking lot of a grocery store where my sister, Pam and I had just purchased real key lime juice in Florida. That was years ago, and we've been making it ever since. It makes a quick, delicious Sunday dessert. It calls for KEY lime, but over the years we've learned that really any kind of lime will do- as long as some of the 1/2 cup lime juice is fresh squeezed. This pie is part of every Thanksgiving and many Sunday desserts. Honestly, I haven't made it for years because usually Shonna or Michelle make it for our family gatherings.

1 lime
Key lime juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk (nonfat is fine)
8 oz. whipped topping
1 graham cracker crust

Squeeze the lime into a measuring cup, then add key lime juice(or you can just use all fresh) to make 1/2 cup. Mix in the milk until very smooth. Add whipped topping. Combine well and pour into a graham cracker crust. Chill several hours. Couldn't be easier!


Shonna said...

I do love this stuff! It's super quick and easy to make.

Joan Morris said...

I remember hunting all over St. Croix for that Key Lime juice and carefully packing it in my suitcase. I got several bottles home, only to find it at Winco in Boise.