You know what? I make a killer no-bake Key Lime Pie y'all. It's the best compliment after gorging yourself at a barbecue in the middle of Summer. I've had my fair share of really bad Key Lime Pie. Some are too tart, or the lime tastes rancid, it's always something. My recipe? Perfect every time.
I recently shared my recipe on Twitter and it made me drool so I figured it would only be right to share it with all of you.
1 1/2 C Nilla Wafer Cookies (roughly ground up, some chunks are good)
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg (freshly ground makes this even better)
6 Tablespoons Melted Unsalted Butter
Mix the above dry ingredients together then add the butter. Press the crust mixture into a greased pie dish evenly. Bake in preheated oven at 325 for ten minutes. Allow to cool completely.
8 OZ Cream Cheese (at room temperature, Philadelphia is best! )
1/3 C Granulated Sugar
1 Teaspoon Lime Zest
1/3 C Fresh Lime Juice (zest the lime first, then use its juice)
8 OZ Cool Whip (defrosted)
Combine all above ingredients in a blender or mixer except for the Cool Whip. Pour mixture into a bowl and fold in the Cool Whip. Add to crust and refrigerate until set, at least four hours, overnight if you can stand to wait that long!When you taste this pie you're going to be stumbling over your own fork to get another bite into your mouth before your tongue laps it up all on its own. Yes, it's that good.