Thursday, September 20, 2012

End of Summer Pie

I mourn the end of summer.  While I really do enjoy fall weather, as the air turns colder that means winter is on it's way and there's really nothing about winter I like.  Except Christmas.

In fact, we've clung to summer so much that one cool morning when the girls wanted to swim in the pool, I warmed up stock pots full of water to pour in so that we could get one more use out of it.

So as a new way to refuse to accept the end of summer, I bring you gluten-free Key Lime Pie.  Delish.  It's gluten-free, but not healthy.  You can pretend it is though when you realize you've eaten half of it in one sitting.

Unfortunately I have no photos of it to share with you.  Blog fail.

Key Lime Pie

Crust:
1 box Smoreables gluten-free graham crackers
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar

Filling:
 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice

Topping:
cream
sugar

Directions:

1) In your food processor, turn those graham crackers into crumbs.  Combine with sugar and butter and press into a pie plate.  Bake for 5 min. at 350.

2) Whisk together filling ingredients.  Pour into baked crust.  Bake for 8-9 minutes at 350.  No longer!  You don't want browning.  You just want to set the filling.

3) With your mixer (or if you have arms of steel with a whisk), beat the cream and sugar until you get it nice and fluffy.  This is not an exact science.  If you like just a little whipped cream on each piece, don't make much.  If you like to slather the top of your pie, plan accordingly.  Some like their whipped cream sweeter than others, just keep adding sugar and taste testing until it's how you like it.

4) Chill in the fridge for 6 hours.

Voila.

That's really it.  Super easy and amazingly delicious.

Looking for more pie inspiration?  My friend Leslie is an amazing baker and has a pie blog.  She lives down the street from me so I get to sample these delights.  I'm getting chubbier just thinking about it. 

4 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful. My husband loves Key Lime Pie!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. I LOVE Key Lime Pie and your version sounds great.

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  3. Hi!
    I was over at "My Grace Filled Mess" blog and noticed you posted something about adoptive breastfeeding. I was curious if you minded sharing your process with breastfeeding. We are matched with a baby due beginning of October and I really want to breastfeed. (I have bf our bio daughter who is now 3) Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)
    Thanks!

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    1. Absolutely! If you want to email me at embehrens626@gmail.com I'd be happy to share what I did. I will post the whole process on here eventually too.

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