Monday, June 13, 2011

Mini Key Lime Pies

Saturday my baby brother graduated.  All my momma's kids are grown up. We went to the beautiful service. It was lovely. We are blessed to be a part of a community that still acknowledges God. This was a big year for my family. In addition to my brother, Ben, my cousins Seth and Dillian also graduated. I am very proud of them. They are wonderful, funny young gentlemen.

So, what does this have to do with mini key lime pies? Ben's graduation party was Sunday and I made mini key lime pies for dessert! Originally seen on Our Best Bite, I tried these twice and got rave reviews!  I made them for a bake sale my mom was in charge of, and she bought all of the pies herself.  :) They are super easy! My only hitch with this recipe is that I don't normally have limes and mini graham pie shells on hand. Other than that, it is pretty simple! 

Mini Key Lime Pies
10 mini graham pie shells
5 egg yolks
1 (14 ounce) can of sweet and condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice (Juice real limes or key limes)
Green food color- optional

Place pie shells on a baking sheet. Juice limes. Mix egg yolks, milk and juice in a bowl. Add 2 drops of green food color if you so desire.  Whisk it all together.  Use a cookie scoop and fill mini pie shells. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350. Let cool, then chill until ready to serve. Top with whipped cream before serving. 

This is my favorite color. It is beautiful, isn't it? It is perfect. I love it. Thank you, that is all. :)