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Jul 18 2011

Meatless Monday, Key Lime Pie Recipe

Meatless for certain, one of my sweet husbands favorites.

key lime pie katherines corner

What You Need

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese ( softened)

1/2 Cup  sugar

1 tsp Lime zest ( only the green)

2 Tbsp.  Lime juice

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2   Eggs

1 Pre-made graham cracker pie crust  ( from your grocery store)

1 Cup thawed frozen whipped topping

Electric Mixer

Before You Start: Preheat oven to 350°

Lets Make It!  In a large bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, lime zest, lime juice and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and mix until blended. Pour into crust. Bake for about 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate  overnight. Frost with coconut frosting, recipe below.

Frosting

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese( softened)

1/2 Cup unsalted butter(softened)

4 Cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp heavy cream

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Coconut flavoring

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1/2 Cup sweetened shredded coconut

In a bowl beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time and alternating with cream. Add salt, coconut flavoring, and vanilla extract and blend well. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and spreadable. Add additional confectioners’ sugar if necessary to thicken the frosting, or more cream to thin. Stir in the coconut. Spread evenly over cooled pie.

 

*Katies Tid Bits     If desired, spoon toasted coconut evenly over frosted pie or top with whipped topping instead of frosting.

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18 comments

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  1. Ms. A

    This looks delicious! Might have to try it when the weather cools off and I can use my oven again.

  2. Deborah

    Oh Katherine, this looks dee-lish!
    And sounds easy enough to make!
    The photo is perfect!
    Thanks for the recipe…have a great day hun!!

    Deborah xoxo

  3. Pam@over50feeling40

    This looks so incredibly good and would be very dangerous for me…but I will hold on to this recipe and hope I have a reason to make it…KEY LIME PIE is one of my favorites and this looks so good.

  4. small Kucing

    the look of the cake had me drooling

    kathy
    http://www.smallkucing.com
    http://mamakucingbooks.blogspot.com

  5. Poetesswug

    I love it!

  6. tammy @ not just paper and glue

    Oh wow! This sounds heavenly especially on these 100+ degree days :)

  7. Mitzi

    This looks and sounds both amazing and refreshing! I may just have to give this a try sometime! ~Hugs, M

  8. Deborah

    I have to try this one. I haven’t made Key Lime pie but I love it!

  9. Connie Arnold

    I love key lime pie, and this looks like a wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing it, Katie.

  10. brandi

    such a sweet wife making your husband key lime pie. my husband loves key lime pie too. your pie looks delicious.

  11. L. Starkey

    All I can say is “yum”! This looks absolutely fantastic!

  12. annie

    They sell Key Lime juice in my market. I will have to give this recipe a try and then eat it all up.
    *grinning ear to ear*

  13. Jennifer

    Mmmm! I love key lime pie…this looks easy! Key West is a favorite place to visit of my husband’s and mine. ; )

  14. Mama Spaghetti

    This looks absolutely divine! Key lime is one of my favorites!

  15. Diane Jordan

    Hi lovely lady.
    My family love’s Key Lime Pie ~~~~Yours look so yummy.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape for Two… I hope you have a Great Week,,,
    XXOODiane

  16. Kristy Life n Reflection

    You’re key lime pie is Gorgeous!

  17. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

    Key lime is hands down my FAVORITE dessert!! I have never made my own pie before but I just might give it a try! Ohhh I bet toasted coconut would be delicious on top! Good suggestion

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog I truly appreciate it!

  18. Mina

    Drooling here…it is not pretty. I hope you are having a beautiful week, you sweet lady!

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