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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Key Lime Pie (No cooking)

I really like the idea of making a pie you don't have to cook especially now that spring is here. This is also a great way to get things done ahead of time. I sometimes make two pies but with different flavors of gelatin. Just cover with plastic wrap and keep in fridge until ready to serve. Add a twist of a key lime
or a teaspoon of berries for a nice look.

Key Lime Pie (No cooking)

Original Recipe Yield 8 servings

Ingredients for crust

1 cup ground pecans
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 packets Splenda
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Ingredients for pie

1/2 cup heavy cream
2 packets Splenda
1 (.6 ounce) package sugar-free lime-flavor gelatin**
1/3 cup boiling water
1/3 cup cold water
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into pieces and softened
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
2 tablespoons ground pecans


In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup ground pecans, butter, 2 packets sweetener, and 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract. Press firmly into bottom and up sides of an 8 inch pie plate; refrigerate until firm.

In a small bowl, whip the heavy cream with 2 packets sweetener until soft peaks form. Set aside.

In a large bowl with high sides, mix the gelatin with boiling water until all the gelatin has dissolved.
Stir in the cold water.
With an electric mixer, slowly beat in the cream cheese.
After all cream cheese is added, stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, and beat at high speed until smooth.

Carefully fold in the whipped cream. Do not beat.

Use a spatula to scrape mixture into the pie pan and spread around.
Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons ground nuts on top.
Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow gelatin to set thoroughly.

Total Carbs: 4.7g
Dietary Fiber: 1.6g
True carbs=3.1g per serving

** Tried this with other flavors of gelatin and they all work well. Just garnish each with the fruit flavor you choose or change the extract to your taste. Vanilla seems to work well with all flavors, Or choose the same flavor extract as the gelatin. Let me know what works best for you.

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