Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cheater's Key Lime Pie

This is another recipe I had bookmarked for over a year from Noble Pig - "Cheater's" Key Lime Pie. From the moment I saw it I realized it'd be perfect! Johnny loves key lime pie and this is by far the easiest version I've ever seen.

I'm a little late in posting this because we had it for Johnny's (almost) surprise Fiesta birthday party on August 6th!

I took the "cheating" another step further and used a ready-made crust, but feel free to make your own graham cracker crust from scratch if you are so inclined!

14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
6 oz. can of frozen Limeade concentrate (not thawed)
1 cup heavy cream
zest of one lime

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy. Soft peaks will begin to form. This took me about 5 minutes. Pour into a pie crust and smooth the top. Refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours or overnight.

This was so easy and really tasted terrific. All of the guests at the birthday party could not believe it was a "cheater's" version. It really isn't missing anything an authentic key lime pie has. This would also be a great recipe to cook with kids because there is no cooking involved, just measuring and dumping - two things they love!


Alisa said...

Ole! That must have been a fun one. Sometimes the cheater's versions are almost better!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I love key lime pie! And not having to juice all those limes is certainly a time-saver. This sounds like a winner to me!

Belated happy birthday to your sweetie! :)

Jenn said...

Love it! I'm one of those freaks who loves the no-bake cheesecakes over the ones from scratch so I'm all over this!

Jessie said...

Great dessert, Christina! Johnny's a lucky guy! :) I've actually never had lime in a dessert before, but I bet I would gobble down your pie!

Simply Life said...

wow, I love the simplicity of this! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that pie looks AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of you two!!

Easiest pie ever - I'll have to try that!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Hi Christina! I love key lime pie, but I've never made it! I am going to book mark this one too!

Have a great weekend!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Hi Christina! Nice to meet you. Your pie looks delicious! I love key lime!

Thanks for sharing this with us for Sweet Thursday! Hope to see you for this month's cookie event!