Friday, July 23, 2010

Food Fun Friday-Lime Pie and Strawberry-Lime with Coconut Cream

Sometimes for desert I like to make things I don't like... that way I won't eat them!! (well it sounds good in theory)
I don't really like jello
I don't really like key lime pie
I don't really like pie
so put them all together and you get:
Cool N Creamy Lime Pie from Hoosier Homemade
(their picture, not mine)
Mine did not turn out this pretty....
There is a trick to getting the ICE measurement right.
Still, Mr. Produce loved it and it is almost gone!
Cool N’ Creamy Lime Pie Recipe:
  • 1 box (4 serving) Lime Jello
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime peel
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip or whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 prepared Graham Cracker crust

Directions:

Add Jello to boiling water and dissolve completely, stirring about 2 minutes. Stir in lime peel and lime juice. Add enough ice cubes to the cold water to measure 1 1/4 cups, add to Jello, stirring until all the ice has melted.

Stir in whipped topping with a wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate 10 – 15 minutes or until mixture is very thick and mounds. Spoon into crust. Return to fridge and chill about 2 hrs until set. Garnish with more whipped topping, lime wedges and/or fresh fruit if desired.

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And for Saturday when we are having family over...
I am going to make this from
Our Best Bites:
(although I did not buy the coconut extract... at $4.99
NO WAY will not pay that much for something i may never use again!)
I'll let ya know how it turns out!
I am going to make Angel Food Cake Cupcakes. and use my new Cupcake Holder.. ok -ok- Since you begged, I'll take pictures!

Strawberry-Lime Shortcakes with Coconut Cream
Recipe by Our Best Bites
Angel food or Pound Cake
4 C sliced fresh strawberries
½ C white sugar
4 T fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)


For the Coconut Whipped Cream:
1 C whipping cream
½ C powdered sugar
2 t coconut extract
1 t vanilla extract

Mix sliced strawberries, sugar, and lime juice. Stir well and set aside. Stir occasionally over about 15 minutes. You want the sugar to dissolve and form a light syrup.

For the cream, place whipping cream in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about one minute. Slowly add in powdered sugar, and both extracts. Continue beating until soft peaks form.

Slice cake and spoon a layer of strawberries on top. Include the lime-syrup! Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut

5 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Sue said...

That lime one would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day, wouldn't it?

=)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I'll take a slice of each..:) have a great weekend.;)

Suzanne said...

That shortcake looks fabulous -- love the idea of coconut on the top!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I can't wait to try this lime pie! Yummy!

Momza said...

looks so good!