Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Last week I took two of my littles to the store to get some grocery shopping done.  I took my little baby girl and my finicky shark.  My finicky shark loves to help me shop for food and will even help with my lists and picking out what I need.

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

As we were passing through the baking aisle, he spotted a packaged graham cracker crust with a picture of a delicious key lime pie on the front.  He told me how much he really wanted a key lime pie.

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I told him I was pretty sure I could make one for him.

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I can’t recall if I read a recipe with this version once before by browsing the many variations I’ve seen around the internet, or pulled it out of my cookbook engraved brain, but I grabbed a few packaged ingredients I thought would work and I took them home.  A box of lime jello.  A big can of sweetened condensed milk, a regular tub of whipped topping, and of course, the pie crust.  I mean really, this was just under $7 for the whole thing.  You can’t beat that for simplicity.

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

This-made-the-best-key-lime-pie-ever.  At least, for the amount of effort it took anyway.

This is the lightest, creamiest pie with the right amount of “lime” and the perfect sweetness.  I used a reduced sugar condensed milk for this recipe, but I think any type will do.

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

If you are looking for a last minute pie to bring the family for Thanksgiving this week, this could be your answer.  Or any family gathering.  Or heck, just make it and eat it in the closet when your kids aren’t looking.  I promise I won’t tell.

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I myself planned to bring this pie to two separate functions.  Would you believe Target does NOT carry lime jello????  I looked at all the barcode skews and nada!  So I will be bringing Lemon Chiffon pies to the family.  I picked up some lemon jello.  Same diff right?

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I hope you enjoy this pie as much as my family did.

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes

Number of servings: 10

Per Serving 306 calories

Fat 14 g

Carbs 42 g

Protein 4 g

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Easy Four Ingredient Key Lime Pie

An easy 5 minute key lime pie that is ready to serve after 4 hours of chill time. This versatile pie can be made as a Lemon Chiffon or even Strawberry or Raspberry Cream pie by swapping jello flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 3 oz box lime jello
  • 1 cup WATER
  • 1 - 14.1 oz can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)**
  • 1 - 8 oz container whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 - 10" graham cracker pie crust***
  • 1 lime, sliced (optional for garnish)
  • whipped cream (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Bring some water to boiling in a kettle. In a large bowl, whisk together the box of lime jello and 1/2 cup BOILING water. Stir until dissolved. Add 1/2 cup COLD water and stir well. Slowly stir in the sweetened condensed milk until thoroughly mixed. Gently fold in the whipped topping. Pour into graham cracker pie crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours until firm. Garnish with lime wedges and whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

*You can swap the lime jello for lemon and make a Lemon Chiffon pie. **Use any sweetened condensed you would like, reduced sugar or low fat or regular. ***If you cannot find a 10" pie crust, you can use a 9" but you will have extra filling you can make parfait cups with.

My Daddy’s Favorite Lemon Meringue-with a Poppyseed Crust

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My family and I went to a BBQ at my dad’s house for his 58th birthday recently. My dad is one of those people who is nearly impossible to buy a gift for-except maybe a few shirts for work. One thing he most always requests from me is my lemon meringue pie.
If you’ve never had homemade Lemon Meringue Pie, what makes it special is the tart fresh lemons squeezed into every bite.
But what makes this particular pie special is the nutty, crunchy poppy seed crust. It’s unique and adds a depth of freshness to the pie. Now typically I just use a basic pie crust, but this time around I added those poppy seeds and a good dousing of fresh lemon zest-and now I’m not looking back.

First off, I can’t bake in the morning without first having coffee!

So this is what you’ll need…

Ingredients:

Pie Crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
7 Tb salted butter
3 Tb cold water
2Tb poppy seeds zest of one lemon

Filling :
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cups water
3 Tb butter
2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 drops yellow food color, if desired

Meringue:
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
6 Tb sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Begin by preheating the oven to 475F.
Lightly measure the flour, poppy seeds and lemons zest into a large bowl.

Cut in the cold butter until it crumbles into pea sizes. Using a fork, work in the cold water until a dough ball forms.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

After the dough has chilled some, roll out on a lightly floured surface into a circle the size of the pie plate.

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