Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Test Kitchen Tuesday ~ Week 11

Last weeks Cakeapalooza was a success and I can sleep at night again. No matter how many cakes I do, wedding cakes still stress me out.
When I have that much caking to do , I don't cook much due to the fact my oven is tied up.
Last week I made a no bake peanut butter pie as a result.
This week I am making another no bake pie. 
Not because my oven is tied up, but because 
#1 they are fast and easy. 
#2 the last one went over so well I was asked to make another.
#3 I'm just plain tired of baking and cooking after last week.
I love key Lime Pie. If it's on a dessert menu, I'm ordering it.
I have made them before, but they required baking, and sweetened condensed milk. 
I found a recipe on Eat Good 4 Life that did not require either so I decided to give it a try.
The catch is, the only ingredients I had on hand that the original recipe calls for are cream cheese and confectioners sugar.
So from that recipe, I made my own ( which is shown on my recipe card ).
I can guarantee the original recipe would be fantastic and worth trying.( I plan to when I have all the ingredients someday )
Here is my easier version of a no bake key lime pie.
I used bottled Key Lime juice and pre-made graham crust for mine. I also top mine with fresh whipped cream.

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I can't rate the original recipe because the pie I made has so many alterations.
So I will rate my version.

Like last weeks pie, it's not restaurant quality. It is fast and easy to make with great flavor.
The only thing I would do different next time is add more key lime juice. I like a very tangy pie. I would increase the key lime juice by at least 1 TBSP.

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