Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Pi Day: Key Lime

Happy Pi Day!! 3.14159... we love both Pi and pie around these parts, and always enjoy both on March 14th. Today, we had lunch with our buddies Karen and Alex at 1:59 because we're math geeky like that, and we made our own pizza pies. We followed this up with Key Lime Pie topped with strawberries, and whipped cream on the side. The Pi symbol on the top was the cut-out part from the top of the apple Pi(e) that I made too. It's sprinkled with Vanilla sugar.
I've been making this Key Lime Pie for years and it is beyond easy. You mix one can of sweetened condensed milk (I used the fat-free kind with the green and white label), 3 egg yolks, 1/2 cup Nellie & Joe's Famous Key Lime Juice, and (my addition) the zest of one lime. You mix it up (by hand is fine) and pour it into a pre-made graham cracker crust. Bake at 350-degrees for about 15 minutes. Then, cool, top and eat!! A homemade crust and fresh-whipped cream would be extra-special, but this way (whipped cream in the spray can), works too.

These three pie (and pi) - loving kiddos all agree on the greatness of this pie! Enjoy!!

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Pi Day! Key lime pie is my very favorite dessert... well, next to Samoas. :) Beautiful job!
-Nicole

Jerrie said...

We love key lime up here...maybe I should make one (I usually wait until we go out somewhere fancy...).

Looks like you had an awesome pi day!

Erica-Rose said...

that looks great. happy (belated) pi day!

Clementine said...

These are all such clever ideas!
-Clementine

sarascookingdiary said...

Oh wow I thought I was the only maths geek who liked to bake pie on pi day! http://sarascookingdiary.blogspot.com/2011/03/picture-story-pipie-day.html

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