Warm sunbeams and fresh air creates a hankering for treats that not only are delicious but refreshing in my neck of the woods. I have become more fearless in the kitchen and through the past year have grown in my confidence to try new recipes. This Simple Bite Size Key Lime Pie recipe is refreshing for the hot days ahead as well as simple with only a few basic ingredients. Who’s ready to pull up their sleeves and create a delicious dessert in no time?

key lime pie dessert

The aroma of citrus is so uplifting to me I was excited to make this recipe with a secret ingredient I can’t wait to share! The healthy Vitamin C is another reason to love this recipe! While you are eating it think of each bite being antioxidant packed. As a Registered Dietitian, I truly believe all foods can fit into a healthy diet with intuitive eating. This recipe was inspired by the very talented Olivia from Liv For Cake blog.

mini key lime pies

Simple Bite Size Key Lime Pie Ingredients

Filling:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp key lime juice (6-7 key limes)
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • My secret ingredient LIME essential oil 1-3 drops

creating key lime pie

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. Prepare a water bath on the stove. I did this by boiling water in a larger pan then holding a smaller pan partially submerged over it while following the directions below.
  3. Once the water is boiling, place eggs, sugar, lime juice, essential oil and zest into the smaller cooking pan and begin whisking.

cooking key lime pie

4. Whisk it up quickly over the boiling water bath until thick (approximately 5-10 minutes). Take on and off water bath as needed to prevent the eggs from settling to much. When it’s light, thick like pudding and ribbons  can be formed while you whisk it you are golden my friends!

5. Remove from heat and mix in melted butter.

6. Pour into mini graham cracker crusts. I chose to keep it simple with a store bought option.

7. Bake for 5-7 minutes until set. The center of the pies should jiggle somewhat like pudding would if nudged.

baking key lime pie

8. Cool on your counter then place in fridge for at least 2 hours to cool.

9. Serve cold topped with whipped cream. I enjoyed adding a sprinkle of lime zest.

key lime pie with oils

Congratulations you just made one of the best Key Lime recipes I have ever tasted. Dovidenia. XO

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P.S. I want to say a big thank you and shout out to Olivia from Liv for Cake blog! She rocked my world with this recipe so much I just HAD TO share it with all my friends here at Simple Acres. Friends check out all her delicious recipes such as this delicious Caramel Almond Upside Down Cake . You can also check Olivia out on Instagram if you like salivating while viewing gorgeous food pictures and recipes. Pick me…I do!

 

 

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