Monday, December 10, 2007

No Bake Lemon-Lime Pie

Since I gave most of the cookies away and the apple pie is gone, it was time for something sweet in the house. Originally I thought I wanted a chocolate pie. That was until I saw a picture of a key lime pie. There's something about lime that increases the pull on me every second that I don't have it. It even outweighs my chocolate cravings. I had to make a trip to Walmart already and refused to leave the house again, so it had to be crafty. I've only got one egg, no whipped topping, and no whipping cream.

The rise of vegan recipes has saved me more than once from making extra trips to the store. I based this pie on a vegan recipe found here. I used real milk, so it's no longer vegan and had to increase the pucker factor as much as possible without affecting how the filling would set.

Verdict: It was tasty enough, but I like my lime pies to kick me in the teeth. I added double the lime juice and had to add the lemon to get it even close. Still, it's not going to go to waste.

No Bake Lemon-Lime Pie

1/2 lime juice
2 1/2 cup milk or milk substitute
1 c sugar
5 T cornstarch
1 tsp lemon extract
1 9" pie crust
Lemon/lime zest optional
food coloring optional

Whisk all ingredients in a saucepan until the cornstarch is mixed in. Heat on medium until it comes to a slow boil. Cook until thick and creamy. Pour into pie shell. Chill until set, about hour


Mariana said...

How'd this set up for ya? It looks really pretty and makes me want some.

Zylo said...

It set up pretty well- nice and firm, stays in one piece when you cut it.