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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No Bake Key Lime Pie Redux

It is a cold, snow-stormy day in Minnesota.  This is the longest winter I can remember.  It makes me wish for Florida and Key Lime Pie.  Anna from Cookie Madness posted a recipe for a key lime pie without eggs.  In other words, no baking required!  Right up my alley this week!   The first time I followed Anna's recipe for the filling and it was delicious.  Mine didn't set as well as Anna's did.   So this time I used 6 T of unsalted butter instead of 4.  It came out fine.   I also used a non-traditional key lime pie crust:  home-made Oreo pie crust.   The reason:  Times square on Fort Myers Beach has a Kilwins Fudge and Ice cream shop where they sell Key Lime Pie ice cream.  It has chunks of dark chocolate covered pie crust mixed into it.   Didn't think I'd like chocolate with key lime.  I was so wrong!  I loved it!  For the crust I took 20 regular whole Oreos, put them in a food processor and processed to coarse crumbs.  I then poured the crumbs into a bowl and poured 4 T melted Salted butter over them and mixed thoroughly.  Pressed into a pie plate with the bottom of a measuring cup/ and then yes, I baked it in a 350 preheated oven for 10 minutes....
BUT you don't need to bake the crust, you can just refrigerate it or freeze it until firm before filling it.  I apologize for the color in my pictures..Key Lime Pie should be yellowy-cream color. 

Key Lime Pie and Painted Bunting-both Florida natives.

Looks like cheesecake, but it's not...exactly.

A slice of Florida Key Lime heaven!

1 comment:

  1. It's difficult for me to imagine chocolate with key lime, but if you say it's good I believe you. My car thermometer said it's 50 today! Maybe we'll see the end of this winter after all!?