Key Lime Pie

My family can not get enough of this pie.  The first time I made it, I topped it with Cashew Whipped Topping, but it really didn’t need it.  We never have leftovers when I serve this pie – even when it is just the four of us.  Somehow you just can’t get enough of this pie.  I have prepared it with regular limes as well as key limes and it tastes great either way.  Don’t worry about the lime zest, even with a zesting tool I still can’t get the job done right and I often leave out the zest.

Sometimes, my kids will take a piece (if there’s anything left over) and put it in the freezer for the next day. What an ice-cold treat!


Ingredients

  • 1 Graham cracker crust. *
  • ¼ C key lime juice
  • 2 ½ C soy milk
  • 1 C sugar
  • 5 T cornstarch
  • 2 tspn lime zest (optional – I can never figure out how to properly zest a fruit!)

* (Combine 1 package of graham crackers, ¼ C sugar and 3 T Earth Balance in a food processor.  Once crumbed, press into a pie plate.)

Preparation

  1. Whisk all ingredients, except crust, together in a saucepan.
  2. Turn on heat to medium and slowly bring to a boil, while stirring constantly.
  3. Once the mixture begins to thicken, remove from heat, and pour into the 9 inch graham cracker pie crust.
  4. Chill until firm and then serve.  (Don’t count on any leftovers!)

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1 Ladonna Beals December 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Hi Nancy,

Thank you for the holiday recipes. I am disappointed that this one and the pumpkin have sugar in them. I am convinced that sugar is way more harmful than eggs or milk.

Anyway, we had a totally sugar free Thanksgiving, complete with pumpkin pie, which was very tasty made with stevia, instead of sugar. We had sugar free pecan pie, too, and though it tasted good, it was not at all the same syrupy texture, so we continue to work to find the way to make it for those who want that old familiar syrup.

I am thankful for your veggie recipes and encouragement to eat more veggies, but would encourage you to throw out the sugar.

Merry CHRISTmas!

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2 Rick January 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

Yeah, sugar is one of the last battles. I do experiment with other sweeteners like agave and stevia. It’s been a long haul getting the dairy, meat and excess fat out of the recipes, but I’ll work more on the sugar too.

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3 Betty December 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

sounds great. Going to try.

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