Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mini Key Lime Pies

Today I am excited to have my first guest post this month. Jnelly is here to share a yummy portion controlled dessert - mini key lime pies! Being the crafty gal that she is, Jnelly also made cute toothpick signs to put in the pies!

Mini Key Lime Pie Recipe 
This rich key lime pie is baked then topped with whipped cream- yum!

½ cup key lime juice (fresh is best)
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 to 2 teaspoons of finely grated  lime zest
5 egg yolks
Whipped cream
12 mini graham cracker pie shells


- Whisk sweetened condensed milk with egg yolks. 
- Stir in whipping cream and lime juice. Lastly, stir in lime zest.
- Pour into mini graham cracker crust on a baking sheet
- Bake at 325ยบ for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Let mini pies cool for about 10 minutes.
- Add whipped cream lime slices and toothpick flags!
- Serve and ENJOY the tartness!

Tooth-pick lime slice craft
Supplies needed:
Glue gun
Martha Stewart glitter “peridot”
Martha Stewart fine tip glue pen
Light green 8 ½ X 11 vellum paper
Patterned green paper
Small pearl 

How to make tooth-pick flags:
1. First I looked for free lime clip art online. I found this image and cropped it in half  to create a lime slice. Then I copied and pasted a few in publisher and wrote some text to describe the dessert over the lime clip-art.
 2. After designing the limes I printed them onto the vellum then carefully cut them out.
After cutting I placed them onto the patterned paper and free hand cut a larger semi circle around them leaving about 1/8th of a inch around the vellum cut out.
3. Then I went over the “pits” with a glitter pen and adding the glitter.
After using pearl embellishments to attach the vellum to the patterned paper.
4. The final steps is administrating a thin strip of hot glue onto the tooth-pick then attach the lime in the center.

Badda bing, Badda boom and you are done! Congrats you are finished with a portioned controlled dessert with a very clever way to tell guests what type of dessert they are about to devour!
ENJOY!  <3 Jnelly

Thanks, Jnelly for sharing this great dessert and taking such beautiful photos! I am wishing I was in Atlanta to enjoy one with you.

This post is part of my September Creative Challenge. Follow along as Inspired Honey Bee and I do something creative Monday - Friday all this month! 

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