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Fresh Key Lime Pie #SpringSweetsWeek #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Melissa's Produce, a sponsor of #SpringSweetsWeek.
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review and recipe development,
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

Here we are at Day Two of #SpringSweetsWeek. You can read more about the prizes and enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post. Today I will be sharing a recipe made with items from one of our event sponsors: Melissa's Produce.* But first...

Tuesday's Recipes


Melissa's Produce
I have worked with Melissa's Produce before and am always blown away by their generosity for these events as well as the variety and quality of their items. For #SpringSweetsWeek, I received fresh Key Limes, blood oranges, strawberry papayas, Meyer lemons, and much more that you will see throughout the week.

Fresh Key Lime Pie

 I opted to highlight Melissa's Produce's Key Limes because I have never seen them fresh before! Where I live, I can get the juice, but not the fruit. I also used their Almond Clean Snax in my crust.

Ingredients makes two 8" pies

Crust
  • 2 C crushed Almond Clean Snax (substitute graham cracker crumbs or ground nuts)
  • 1/2 C ground almonds
  • 8 T butter, melted

Filling
  • two (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 large organic eggs
  • 1-1/2 C freshly squeezed Key lime juice

Topping
  • 2 C organic heavy whipping cream
  • 1 t Key lime juice
  • natural green food coloring, optional
Procedure

Crust
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Stir together crushed Almond Clean Snax and butter in a bowl with a fork until well-combined. Press mixture evenly onto bottom and up sides of an 8" glass pie plate.

Bake crust for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove pans to a wire rack and let cool while you make the filling.

Filling
Separate egg whites and yolks. (You can save the whites to make meringues - such as these Lavender-Salted Meringues!) Whisk together egg yolks, condensed milk, and Key lime juice. Whisk until the mixture thickens slightly.

Pour filling into crusts and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. The center will still be slightly jiggly. Turn the oven off and prop the door open. Let pie stand in the oven for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cook on a wire rack. Once completely cool, cover and refrigerate overnight or for, at least, 6 hours.


Topping
Just before serving, beat whipping cream and Key lime juice in a bowl with a hand-mixer until it just holds stiff peaks. I took out about a cup and added a drop of green food coloring to it.


To decorate, I smoothed the white over the top and piped some green designs with a star tip.


Serve pie immediately in small to medium servings. 


The pie is a little bit tart, hence the small slices. You don't want to shock your diners...and they can always have a second helping if they like it.


The Giveaway
Click to read all about the prizes at my kick-off post: A PEEP Into Upcoming #SpringSweetsWeek.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Swiss Diamond, Nancy’s Yogurt, Barlean’s, Sprinkle Pop, PEEPS, Melissa’s Produce, and Adams Extracts for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.   All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six (6) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #SpringSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #SpringSweetsWeek posts or entry.

Comments

  1. Your pie looks delicious. I agree with you about Melissa's generosity. I used Melissa's in three of my recipes for this week.

    P.S. While fresh key limes are readily available in my grocery store, you get fresh abalone! I'm still jealous.

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  2. What an absolutely gorgeous pie Cam. I would love a piece.

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