Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bite-Size Key Lime Pies!

The first time that I had key lime pie was a few years ago when John and I went to Key West together… and it was love at first sight bite! And lucky for me, John loves key lime pie just as much as I do, so it isn’t terribly obnoxious when I order it every chance that I can get.


This recipe is super easy, but squeezing all of the tiny little limes is a bit labor intensive (is there some sort of easy juicing trick that I don’t know about?). Either way, this recipe is worth the work, and the fact that these little guys are bite-size makes them even better.


What you need:
For the crust
- 1 1/2 cups of crushed graham crackers (or crushed shortbread cookies)
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/3 cup of butter
For the pie
- 2 (14 oz.) cans of sweetened condensed milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed key lime juice (for me, this was about 15-17 key limes)
- 1 tablespoon of key lime zest

How to:
1. Begin by combining the crushed graham crackers, sugar, and butter; press a small layer of the mixture into the bottom of a cupcake liner.
2. Bake the mini crusts for 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees.
3. While the crust is baking, mix together the condensed milk, egg yolks (not the whites - save the whites if you want to make a meringue topping), Greek yogurt, lime juice (remove all seeds), and lime zest.
4. After the crust is done baking, add the key lime mixture to the cupcake liners, filling about 3/4s full.
5. Bake for 10-15 minutes (mine were done at 12), or until the top of the pie has mini pinhole bubbles bursting on the surface (do not brown!).
6. Chill thoroughly before serving, and top with whipped cream, if desired!


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29 comments :

  1. I wish I lived closer to you to sample all of your desserts. YUM!

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  2. those look so tasty! And I loved the bachelorette last night, my immediate favorite was Eric, so sad :(

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  3. yummmmmm. i have never had key lime pie or minis! i havent watched the bachelorette yet, i was reading, so i'll catch up tonight!

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  4. yess to the Bachelorette girl! So pumped that my Mondays are back! Those little pies are so dang pretty- please send me some hahaha

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  5. So along with the new etsy shop I want you to open you also have to open a bakery lol!!

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  6. I've got the Bachelorette on my DVR to watch tonight! Can't wait! Sure wish I had some of these key lime bites waiting on me at home to eat while I get caught up!

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  7. Lemon and lime are the key to my heart, you make some great recipes! I just pinned it :)

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  8. These are so cute- though I'm not sure why I'm surprised because they're on YOUR blog and you have the cutest desserts all the time! I will admit, I think key lime pie is the only kind of pie I don't care for, but my husband LOVES it, and these are so dang cute I would probably make them just for that reason alone ;)

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  9. I am definitely going to be making these! Pinning it! I had a key lime pie smoothie for breakfast today and it was heaven :)

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  10. I need these. Right this minute. But really though -- they look SO good! And key lime is my favorite!
    xo

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  11. I agree, so far so good with Andi! And YUM! I love key lime, and these are so cute!

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  12. Oh anything mini related I am so down with! Those look so yummy!!!!

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  13. keylime pie is one of my absolute favs.... thank you for sharing!

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  14. Wow. These look amazing. I have to make these for my hubby. He will love these. Thanks for sharing.
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  15. I can't get over how adorable these look - what a perfect summer dessert!

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  16. These look amazing, and so adorable! There is totally a juicing trick, I discovered this when taking a cooking class once, and they are seriously amazing and take all the work out of it, they are called citrus squeezers - I actually see them at HomeGoods all the time. I don't know how to put a link in the comments, but here's one I found -http://www.crateandbarrel.com/dual-citrus-squeezer/s258663?a=1552&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CNDltPmTvb4CFeJDMgodzRAAHA

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  17. I have never tasted anything key lime pie. No idea why... because these look delish!

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  18. Wow! Who knew it would be so easy! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  19. These look amazing! I've never made key lime pie before, but these seem easy enough. My brother-in-law loves key lime pie, so I'll have to make these for him some time :)

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  20. These are so cute! I love the individual mini-size of them! Perfect for a summer meal! :)

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  21. Stop it! These look so yummy! xo

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  22. I watched the Bachelorette . . . looks like it's going to be a crazy season! Bachelorettes always have more breakdowns than Bachelors haha :) Looks like a tasty and cute dessert! :)

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  23. These little bites look so cute! My dad LOVES key lime, and these would be perfect to make for him for Father's Day.

    And I'm loving the Bachelorette so far! It blew my mind how much Andi was talking at first, then I realized that's because we were used to JP always just saying "its okay" & "i'm just being honest"....blah.

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  24. These look too pretty to eat! Psh, who am I kidding, they'd be gone approx. 1.2 seconds after I admired how cute they are. YUM!
    Thanks for linking up with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! Can't wait to see what you share this week!!

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