Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fudge Surprise Key Lime.....


You definitely need to click that photo for a close up. :-) Yes, I have a card for you (keep reading) but my motto has always been - "Life's short, eat dessert first"!

And when dessert is this Fudge Surprise Key Lime Pie...who needs a main course??? I found this recipe in a magazine years ago and it instantly replaced our old standby Key Lime Pie.

Grab a napkin because you are definitely going to drool....First, Perfect Pie Crust replaces a graham cracker crust. On top of the cooled baked pie crust goes 1/2 c. Hot Fudge Topping (I use Smuckers Special Recipe) sprinkled with 2/3 c. finely chopped macadamia nuts, pressed into the topping. Then comes this DIVINE filling...are you ready?

Lime Filling
1 c. sugar
1 t. unflavored gelatin (like Knox)
1/4 c. cornstarch
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 c. milk (I use 2%)
1/4 c. butter flavor shortening
1/3 c. Key lime or reg. lime juice
8 oz. sour cream (lowfat is ok)

In 2 qt. saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, and gelatin. In small bowl, beat egg yolks with milk using a wire whisk or fork. Stir into gelatin mixture. Let stand 1 minute. Cook over med. low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in butter flavor shortening, then gradually stir in lime juice. Pour custard into a large bowl and refrigerate 1-1 1/2 hours or until mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon. Fold in sour cream. When thickened and cool pour into crust over fudge/macadamia layer.

Whip 1 c. heavy whipping cream (organic) with 1/4 c. confectioner's sugar. Top pie. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or longer before serving. Garnish w/ shaved chocolate and additional macadamia nuts, if desired.


Oh, yeah.. .the card. Sorry, I'm eyeing that piece of pie.
Easy, peasy.
Fruitful. Stamped on Neenah Classic white CS in Versamark Chalk Ink (Lime Peel for the center, Tea Leaves for the rind)

Clear heat embossed. I traced around each lime with my Prismacolor marker in 20% Warm Gray to give them some dimension.

Sentiment is from Papertrey Limitless labels. Cardstock base layer is PTI Smokey Shadow, layered with SU Old Olive. Lime 1/4" grosgrain. Overall card size is 4.25" square.

Let me know if you try the pie...perfect for summer!

Blessings, Happy Stamping and Baking!!

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