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