Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The macilent carrot discerped the vegetarian janitrix, or Key lime pie.

Today is Alex's 30-somethingeth birthday. Happy Birthday, Alex!

We were going to make a bacon dessert, but since Alex decided to celebrate his birthday at a Brazilian steakhouse (again), I thought we'd make him something a little healthier (limes are healthier than bacon):

We used this recipe from Pioneer Woman.

First we crushed the graham crackers:

Then we mixed them with sugar and melted butter:

And pressed into a pie pan:

While the pie crust baked, we mixed together 2 egg yolks, key lime juice, and key lime zest:

And added sweetened condensed milk:

And mixed:

After pouring into the pie crust and baking, we refrigerated the pie until our return from Meatfest '09. We came back to this:

But first, of course, we had to make the whipped cream, using 1 cup heavy cream and 1 tablespoon sugar:

I guess it's back to the Wii Fit tomorrow...:

Check out Kids in the Kitchen at A Little Fun With Me and Lu for more kid-friendly recipes.


Claudia said...

I'm laughing because every year, Joshua asks for Key Lime Pie for his birthday dessert. And every year, we have the same conversation: "would you like the meringue topping or whipping cream?" "Whipping cream, it is my birthday".

The Blonde Duck said...

Bacon for dessert? I didn't know you could do that!

Thanks for the love on my SITS day! Hope you come back to the Pond!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Hi there
Just stopped in to say hi and to show Judah his penfriend. He was excited to see his picture. I've followed you and am looking forward to reading your blog posts.

Sherry said...

that looks so good and so easy! Is a must for us to make now!

MaryAnne said...

My husband loves Key Lime pie - maybe I'll try this for his bday in a few weeks...

Christina said...

I love the cool, crips tartness of Key Lime Pie. This looks like a really simple recipe too!
You have such good little helpers!

parentingBYdummies said...

I'm inspired by this. I may consider letting my dudes cross the threshold of the kitchen. Not convinced I can trust them around a flame, but it's a start:)

J.J. said...

I love bacon. yummy. so sad...something so yummy ...yet so bad for me.

I dig that key lime pie too!

I also loved those ice neclaces for you last post. I shall have to make them for my 4 little people while they play outside!

Anonymous said...

How cute are your little kitchen helpers??!

Congrats on being the first sits commenter today!

Papermoonies said...

stopping by from sits
and I just had to say I love your headings for your blog posts
so creative!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh Key Lime Pie! YUMMM. Bacon for dessert? Kinda cool.
Popping in from SITS to wish you a SUPER day.

thatgirlblogs said...

my husband makes mini key lime pies with nilla wafers as the crust. I love key lime, yumtasticc

visiting from SITS

Genny said...

That looks beyond tasty! I love to bake, so I will have to try this one.

Genny said...

That looks beyond tasty! I love to bake, so I will have to try this one.

Stopping by from SITS.

Maricris Zen Mama said...

yum yum yum! That is definitely better than bacon Holly! Great Choice. You've got a good chef to go with it too.