|Literally mixing lime and the coconut. No innuendos here. For once.|
|But much like any former Woo Girl, I still buy my rum in bulk sizes.|
- One pie crust (I used a low fat pre-made crust to cut some calories. Those bikinis don't wear themselves, folks). You can make your favorite homemade crust, but this is just so much quicker.
- 1/2 cup of key lime juice (*see note below)
- 2 tablespoons of key lime zest
- 1/4 cup Caribbean coconut rum like Malibu
- 2 14 ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk (again, I opted for the low fat version)
- 1/2 cup of light sour cream
- One husband or significant other to juice all your limes. I cut so many corners with this pie.
*Key limes are quite small, so you'll probably juice 10 of them to get a half a cup of lime juice. You can use regular limes, but if you live in Florida it's probably illegal to make a key lime pie with plebeian limes. I had several leftover key limes which I used to decorate my pie with. More on that later! Now, on to making the filling!
|You will smell like limes for days by this point.|
If you want to brown your pre-made crust, go right ahead following package instructions. Make sure your crust is TOTALLY cooled before you add in the filling! To make the filling, dump the lime juice, lime zest, rum, condensed milk, and sour cream in a blender with a whisk attachment. Blend for a minute or two until everything it well mixed. Dump your filling into the pie crust, place the crust on a baking sheet, and bake at 350 for ten minutes. Let rest on a cooling rack for another 10 minutes before chilling. I chilled my pie in the freezer for 1 hour before adding whipped cream.
|You're gonna love me for this...|
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of rum
- Leftover limes for decoration
|I simply piped drop flowers onto the pie. Apply pressure to the bag, let a small mound of whipped cream to come out, then twist your wrist and continue piping for another moment to achieve this.|
|Then I cut my leftover limes into small slivers and placed them onto my whipped cream. Beautiful finishing touches are kinda my thing. NBD...|
|You're my new favorite thing about summer.|