Limes not just for Margaritas!! Here I like my limes just a bit more sweeter, sweet like me. I really wanted to make a Key lime pie but lets be real who could find them at their local supermarkets? So I use the next best thing “Limes.” Limes are easy and can be found pretty much everywhere. I bought mine from my local supermarket and got about a pound of them. The cashier asked me if I was planning on making Margaritas I told him , “no sir, I’m making Pie”! He gave me a confused look as if he had never heard a lime pie.
The main differences between Limes and Key limes are that key limes are smaller and much more acidic but have a sweeter taste than limes. The Chef in me knows that you must use what you got and just make it work plus I was on a budget. I always tend to have lots on random stuff in my pantry just incase the baking bug bites me. I tend to do most of my baking in my pajamas so you won’t catch a cute photo of me here.
Pie recipe: honestandtasty.com/the-best-key-lime-pie-recipe/
So finally after searching for an awesome recipe I found a super easy one on Pinterest. The pie is pretty darn easy, just don’t get any juice in your eyes after squeezing , Yes it happens!
After baking the pie it had to cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, I was just so impatience and let it cool for just 30 minutes and cut right into it. It was slightly warm but delicious! I topped the pie with fresh whipped cream and some lime zest.
This pie can be made in advance and then topped with fresh whipped cream, a true crowd pleaser.