Thursday, July 21

Cool Summer Sweet Treat

I know some of you are thinking… 
“Hello Stranger… Where the heck have you been?

Yes, I have been MIA for over a week now because of a raging migraine that took hold of me and refused to let go! This uninvited guest stayed around way too long!! The good news is, after spending days and days in total agony, I am back among the land of the living. Left only with a dull throbbing headache and a very sore head and neck... thank goodness it's gone!!

I wasn't able to keep up with emails or my favorite blogs, work on any projects or even Pin (Yikes... major withdrawal from Pinterest!!). So, if I owe you a email response, I promise you will hear from me shortly! With our beach vacation looming next week, I have some serious catching up to do and that will probably give me another headache!

Having nothing crafty to post about, I thought I would share this new recipe that we can’t seem to get enough of around here. Seriously, we have made this sweet treat 3 times in the past few weeks… it’s that good and easy!

Key Lime Pie


Around here, we always have some kind of homemade dessert made {which might explain my expanding waistline... hmm} and you can bet we have taken a new recipe and changed it up a bit to satisfy whatever we are craving.

In our kitchen, we haphazardly measure {in the South we eyeball a lot!!} and we don’t think twice about throwing in a little of this or that {which usually involves Chocolate – lol}.

Growing tired of our longtime family go-to recipe, Pop’s Lemon Icebox Pie, my Daughter-in-Law set out to find something sweet and tart that would make our hearts and bellies happy! After trying a couple of so-so recipes, she came across this one Key Lime Pie IV at Finally a Winner!!!

Honestly, we didn’t change much because the original recipe really is perfect just like it is. While searching around we saw a couple of recipes that called for individual pie crusts and we thought they were cute (cuteness is a very important factor). If you are interested in the original recipe you can find it here.

Our version of this awesome pie…

Instead of making one 9” pie or trying to make individual little pies, We decided to buy theses Keebler Ready Graham Cracker Crust and they work beautifully. We also rough grated the 1/2 tablespoon of lime zest that you sprinkel on top because we like the slight bitter bite of the zest (I know we are kinda weird).   

Pie crust


  • 2 pkgs Individual graham cracker crust (total of 12 prepared crust) or One 9” Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 3 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup key lime juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoon grated lime zest
  • Lime slices for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon lime zest; Mix well.
  3. Pour filling into prepared graham cracker pie crust(s).
  4. Sprinkle remaining lime zest on top of each pie.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes, until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. DO NOT BROWN!  
  6. Chill pie thoroughly before serving. (Best if served super cold!)
  7. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of lime, if desired.

Whipped Cream

Now, we don’t measure when we make our Whipped Cream so I looked up a basic recipe just in case someone might need it.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 TBS confectioners' sugar (add TBS more depending on preferred sweetness)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
Tip of the day - Use a chilled mixing bowl and make sure whipping cream is very cold.

  1. In a chilled small mixing bowl beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken.
  2. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. (Careful not to over beat)
  3. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Well folks, there you have it - our newest obsession!!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. If you make these sweet little pies, please come back let me know what you think and if you would add or change anything. Would love to hear from you!  


Here are a few of our main go-to sites for recipes. I have linked each site incase you want to take a look. 

**PS** I love Ree @ PW. We have tried so many of her recipes and they all get A++ from us! Can’t wait for her new cooking show on Food Network on Aug 27th.

I will try and post Pop’s Lemon Icebox Pie sometime this week. It’s another super easy and super good "pucker up" summer treat!

Thanks so much for stopping by my Nest!!

Until next time...
Simply AJ

* Special thanks to my sweet Daughter-in-law who is always there for me (she is my arms and legs due to my physical limitations) and because of her help I can keep doing the things I love to do!  

1 comment:

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