Ripe limesThen it hit me, I would make a Key Lime Pie using the limes that I had been given.
I knew that I didn't want to use eggs in the recipe.
You see the internet? The internet is such a resourceful tool.
I logged on and googled "Key Lime Pie no eggs" and a whole ton of recipes popped up....who would have thought?
I combined a few ideas from different recipes and came up with ingredients that I thought would work.
So it was I made a Key Lime Pie with no eggs.
I made my own crust using Shirley Biscuits and Digestive biscuits crushed together in a ziploc baggie using my marble rolling pin.
I combined the crushed biscuits with about 3oz of butter I had melted in the microwave in a small bowl.
Formed the crust in a dish and baked for 7 minutes in a 350 degree oven and allowed it to cool completely.
Squeezed all the limes (about 7 juicy limes) into the blender, added a tin of condensed milk, three small containers of plain unsweetened Greek yogurt (each 125g), a teaspoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of flour and blended them all together until smooth and creamy.
Poured the mixture into the cooled crust and baked for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
The pie is not completely set at this stage, the refrigerator does the rest of the magic.
Allowed the pie to cool for a little while and then placed into the fridge to set for 3 hours....more even better.
I didn't think it would be nice or light or be the right consistency, but it was!!! yes it was!!
A complete different method and leaving out the eggs....it was perfect.
The taste was incredibly tangy which I loved. I topped it with some cream cheese frosting.
The above photo shows what was left around 6pm yesterday evening but by 9pm it had died a natural death...both me and Brownbie enjoyed licking the lip puckering tangy goodness from our lips before bedtime....it was sooo good.
Key Lime Pie Impostor Ingredients
Digestive biscuits/Graham crackers - crushed - enough to make a single layer pie crust.
3 ounces melted butter
1 can condensed milk
1 cup of Greek Style yogurt - I used three small 125g pots of yogurt which was more than a cup but worked just fine.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup of fresh lime juice
I see another pie on the horizon really soon.