Monday, August 8, 2011


1. delicious
2. delightful
both words describe this amazing dessert.
Key Lime pie in a jar. I first read about this over on Kasey's blog,
printed it out and filed it for a
*to do* item someday.
Yesterday was the *to do* day
I finished them up today.
{well I finished one up today because someone
has to taste test them to find out if anyone else
should partake of them or not}
I almost whipped my cream too much. Well, technically I
suppose I did whip it to much. I wasn't paying attention. Just put it in my kitchenaid
bowl and did other things while it was mixing away and next time I looked it
was almost like butter! :)
I suggest watching instead of doing what I did.
Now I have never in my life had Key Lime pie before
that I remember. I know, I know...sad isn't it?
I was going to take more pretty photos, but I took one bite, and then another
and before I knew it the whole thing was gone! oh dear.
I am still trying to watch what I eat in my weight loss challenge and
this is all I have eaten today.
{I have lost approx. 20 lbs though..yay}

 {in my defense I went to the dentist this morning and my mouth is still partially numb,
but I managed to get this pie in just fine. ha!}

 Here is the recipe via Kasey's blog in case you want to try it.
I will say I used the small jars and put the crumb base in 10 of them
and did not have enough filling so three are sitting here with no filling. :)
 I think next time I will either double the filling recipe or use the teeny jars.
I think that size would be very cute!

Key lime pie in a jar recipe:
{makes around 10 jars}
* small canning jars with lids
*2 sleeves of graham crackers
{crushed fine via a mini food or put in plastic bag and use a roller to crush them}
*1 can of sweetened condensed milk
*3 egg yolks
*1/3 cup of key lime juice { if you can’t find key lime juice…regular lime juice works well}
*one stick of unsalted sweet cream butter {melted}

Mix the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter with a fork…then scoop two spoonfuls into bottom of glass jar. Press down the graham cracker crust with a spoon.
Bake the glass jars on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes till the crackers turn lightly brown.
Meanwhile mix in a separate bowl…the egg yolks…the sweetened condensed milk and lime juice. Once the graham crackers come out of the oven…pour the key lime mixture into each container… using about 1/4 cup mixture in each cup.
{this is approximate….and use as much or little as you want}
Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Cool…then stick in fridge for 1-2 hours till cold.
Top with whipped cream…..
and viola…. key lime pies in a jar.

Did you see my new blog header and notice that my blog is wider with bigger pictures on this post?
I had Karen tweak it for me and I hope it works okay being on dial-up. I will give it a week or
so and see how all goes.


Ozma of Odds said...


Your key lime jar pie does look oh-so-delicioso!!!

i may have to give this a try too...
(and keep watch of my whip cream:)
although it still looks mighty tasty!!

your pics are fabulouso too dear Sandi!!

xo, Rosemary

Bonjade said...

Oh this looks so delicious to me...
Fine evening

Anonymous said...

Don't ya' just love the job of taste-testing??? Mmmmm.... Looks delightful!!

d. reyné said...

Okay so I am gonna do this on Friday when my hubby comes home!
We both love key lime pie and YES! it is tragic that you haven't ever had any before!
Where on earth have you been hiding sweet one?
OH my goodness!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
I just found a wondermuss place to hang my new present!
Can't wait to show you!
Hugs from here!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I'll take a cute, little jar with pie in it, please! This would be SO hard for me to resist if it I made it that I promise to only make it when I'll be giving several jars away as gifts. ;)
Thank you for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Sandi, You are killing me :):) numb?? I love your new blog header, but I am glad you kept the spool of lace in one shot. I feel good after reading your blog. Smiles,Susie

Amy Kinser said...

That looks scruptious and fun in the jar. We love key lime pie around here.

A Rosy Note said...

Looks cute and yummy!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love key lime pie and this variation looks very yummy. Thank you for sharing, Sandi!