Friday, March 23, 2012

Cheater's Key Lime Pie

Pi Day fell during the week we spent on my parent's farm in Northern California. It also happened to be a family friend's birthday, as well as Albert Einstein's birthday! Instead of baking a huge pie to have in conjunction with that awesome cake I posted a few days back, I went with something simple. Originally, it was going to be cherry with a graham cracker crust. I went store made and saw a 5-minute pie recipe on the back of the crust packaging. So here is a Cheater's, or semi-homemade if you will, version of the divinity that is Key Lime Pie.

Semi-Homemade Key Lime Pie
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package (4-serving size) lime-flavor gelatin
  • 12oz key lime yogurt
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 Pie Crust (I use graham cracker)
  1. Bring water to a boil. Whisk in gelatin until dissolved
  2. In large bowl whisk together gelatin mixture and yogurt.
  3. Fold in whipped topping. Carefully spread in crust.
  4. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set.
See? Simple as can be. Also all of these ingredients can be replaced with sugar/fat free alternatives to make it "healthier". Recipe I followed used sugar free and fat free and the Nutritional Facts said one serving as 160 calories. So if that is something you look for you can try those substitutions.

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