Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fab Food: Canned Key Lime Pie

Last week was my hubbies birthday and every year I try to think of something different to make him for dessert. I decided to make Chance a key lime pie this year....but with a twist. I wanted to do individual servings of it and was trying to figure out how to do this while also making it *cute* :) ...something I'm sure my hubbs could care less about, but oh well, I enjoyed it! I decided to make the individual servings in half-pint canning jars(I love canning jars, we use them as our iced tea glasses around here and pretty much anything else I can think of). The clear glass would be perfect to show off the layers! This recipe will make 6 servings...

First things first: The crust

8 graham crackers, crushed
4 tbs of melted butter

1. Mix with a fork
2. Press into the bottom of the jars
3. Put the jars on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes

Second: The pie filling

14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup key lime juice

1. Whisk together
2. Pour into cooled jars
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes
4. Let cool completely

Third: The *Sweet* Whipping cream

1 cup heavy whipping  cream
1 tbs sugar

1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream and sugar together until stiff peaks form
2. Pipe (using a press or you can use a plastic bag and cut the corner off) the whipped cream into the jars...this was the easiest way to get the whipped cream in without it looking messy

Fourth: Lime Garnish

1 Lime

1. Cut lime into thin slices
2. Cut lime slice half-way through
3. Twist lime slice and press into the whipping cream

Fifth: Final Touches!

1. Screw on the lids
2. Tie raffia around the top of the jars (just cause!)
3. Refrigerate!
Happy Birthday, Babe!

They were a hit and just the right size! Yet, another reason why I love canning jars!


  1. Super cute! And I'll bet they tasted awesome, too!

  2. Love it!


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