Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fluffy Key Lime Pie

With the weather up and down all the time now, it's hard to know if I need a sweater or a short sleeve top each day! But I know it's getting warmer when I get the urge to make light desserts. And warm weather always makes me think of fluff. I'm not sure if that is the formal name for these types of desserts, but to me fluff is anything made out of whipped cream, jello or pudding mix and some type of citrus flavor. Since I bought key limes last week, this pie was the natural choice. It's light, sweet and tangy. Perfect for those warm nights.

Fluffy Key Lime Pie

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1 pkg.(8 oz) Lime Flavored jello

2 tsp. grated lime zest

1/4 cup fresh lime juice (use bottled if needed)

1 large container whipped cream, thawed to room temp.

1 Graham Pie Crust

In a bowl, pour 1 cup of the boiling water over the jello. Stir until dissolved. Add an additional 1/2 cup of ice. Let melt, stirring as needed. Stir in the zest and key lime juice. Add the whipped cream, folding until completely mixed. Pour into crust. Cover lightly and place in freezer for 1/2 to 1 hour or until firm. Serve. Keep cold.
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." -Sam Keen


Anonymous said...

Love your quote and the pie looks wonderful. My mother used to love making "fluff". That is what she called it, too. She fed us so much jello when we were kids, it's a wonder we would even like it today. Thanks for coming by. Hope you are having a good week.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Judy- thanks! I'm glad I'm not the only one who calls it fluff :) My kids love Jello too. I think they'd eat it instead of dinner if I let them.

Have a great weekend!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I know, I don't know whether I want oatmeal cookies or fruit salad!

I am definitely going to make this pie. I've been craving fluff and citrus. I kept a recipe for some kind of lemon pie I found on the bottom of the label from the graham cracker crust I recently used. But I love lime. This sounds much better. But tell me please. What the heck is zest? I see it in all the recipes lately and I have no idea what it is. The grated rind?

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Debi, yes, it's the rind of the lime. Use a grate and just do the outside rind, no white stuff. You end up with a pretty ugly lime but the zest adds lots of flavor.

Enjoy the pie! Ours was gone in one day :)

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Okie dokie.