This weeks recipe was chosen by Dianne of Dianne’s Dishes. I was instantly excited about this selection. I have never made a key lime pie before. After careful examination, this one differed greatly from “the norm”. It has a coconut cream layer, as well as a coconut meringue layer. Well, that is not going to fly in this house. Jaos hates coconut. While I love it, I am certainly not making and eating a whole pie myself. No Maam. Skipping the coconut layer and meringue was the only way to go. I replaced the meringue with a little whipped cream. Liam and I decided to make the “lime pie” green. We went all in with the food coloring. I find the shamrock green color charming. Liam loved it. Although, I was informed after the fact, he would have rathered it been blue, his favorite color.
This recipe was easy as pie. (Oh yes, I did say it. Sorry, couldnt help myself. Its late, Im tired. Gimme a break.) I can see myself whipping this up this summer often. Jaos and Liam really enjoyed it, as did I. Its tart, creamy, and easy to make. Its a keeper! Next time, I will make my own crust.
You can find the recipe at Dianne’s Dishes. Thanks Dianne! Please check out the bazillion other Florida Pies off the Tuesdays with Dorie Blogroll.