It’s the perfect Summerween pie: Franken-Lime! This citrusy, airy, creamy and light pie is a taste of summer with a spooky twist. My husband told me he looked more like Shrek than Frankenstein because I foolishly forgot his neck bolts, so don’t make the same mistake I did when you decorate and do Frankie proud by giving him some neck bolts!
I can’t say this is an actual key lime pie because I didn’t use key limes – just regular limes and lime juice but it can certainly be modified. Regardless, it’s delicious! It could be best described as a “lime custard pie”. Recipe below:
- 1 large lime
- 2/3 cup of lime juice
- one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- one pre-made graham cracker crust
- 3 eggs
Wash your lime thoroughly and zest the entire lime and set aside. Then, in a stand mixer, add three egg yolks separated from the whites (discard the whites or make a tasty egg white omelet later…).
Cover the custard base with plastic wrap and let set for 30 minutes.
Once it has finished baking, let it t cool for about an hour and a half before moving to the refrigerator to chill for a couple hours before devouring.
Decorate and take some fun photos before indulging in this tasty Summerween treat! Due to the pandemic, I was not creative with my decorating item. I was hoping to shop for some black licorice to create details but being 9 months pregnant, I didn’t want to venture further than my neighborhood Wal-Mart which apparently only sells Twizzlers (no black licorice).
Instead I used some non-edible items found in my Halloween craft box to pose Mr, Frankie, All objects were removed before eating…please don’t eat chenille stems!