Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Key Lime Pie

This weekend I was going back and forth about what to make for Easter dessert.  Cheesecake?  Strawberry Shortcake?  Something chocolate?

Then, thanks to the power of Facebook (aka my friend Dan asking where he could buy a good Key Lime Pie) hit me.  :)  Duh...Key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts.  It screams spring - something we NEED a little of here in New England.  Cool, sweet, tangy, and green - doesn't get much better!  The best part is, this is an incredibly simple pie to make - just mix, chill, and serve.

1 package (3 ounce) lime Jello
1 cup boiling water
2 Tablespoons grated lime rind
1/2 cup lime juice
1 egg yolk, well beaten
14 ounce can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 teaspoon Aromatic bitters
1 egg white
9" graham cracker pie shell

Dissolve Jello in boiling water.  Add lime zest and juice.

Pour gelatin mixture slowly into beaten egg yolk, stirring constantly.  Add condensed milk and bitters, then chill until slightly thickened.

Beat egg white until stiff peaks form.  Fold into gelatin mixture, then pour into pie shell.

Chill until firm (at least 3 hours).  Then cut with a sharp knife and garnish with lime slices, strawberries, or Cool Whip when serving.



  1. I'm not a huge fan of key lime pie - but I bet yours is amazing!

    1. I'd be interested to see if this would work with another flavor - like switch everything that's lime to strawberry. I bet it would be good!

  2. You made this look so easy! Thanks!