Monday, August 5, 2013

Cool and sweet - no-bake lime pie by Ellie Grant

No-bake lime pie
By Ellie Grant
from Plum Deadly
Pie in the Sky Mystery #1 

Love pie but don’t want to bake in the summer heat?

There are many different kinds of pies that don’t require baking. Usually these have a graham cracker crust. Fruity pies are light and sweet, easy to make with whatever fruit you have on hand.

My recipe today is no-bake lime pie. This is made with cream cheese and either sweetened condensed milk or yogurt. If you have a diabetic in your family, the yogurt is a better choice.


You’ll need a graham cracker crust for the bottom. You can either make or pie this.

Next mix eight ounces of cream cheese with fourteen ounces of sweetened condensed milk, or one cup of plain yogurt with sweetener to taste. Beat until smooth.

Add one cup of milk to the mixture and one half cup lime juice with one tablespoon grated lime zest. Mix again until smooth.

Pour the mixture into the crust and chill for at least two hours.

This is really good served with whipped cream and lime slices!

Pumpkin Pizzazz. Bountiful Blueberry. Dangerously Damson.

What do these pies have in common?

They are all made at Pie in the Sky, a little pie shop located in Durham, NC near the campus of duke University. Aunt Clara and her niece, Maggie Grady are there solving mysteries and making the best pies in town. You can join them at:

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