Franken-Lime Pie

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:

You’ll need:

  • 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…).


Add the lime zest to the egg yolks and beat on high in your mixer using the whisk attachment.  Beat for about 3 minutes.

Slow down the speed and use your paddle attachment to slowly add in the sweetened condensed milk. Once incorporated, slowly add in the lime juice while mixing on a low a little bit at a time until your mixture starts to look more pale.


Cover the custard base with plastic wrap and let set for 30 minutes.


Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 325 degrees.


After your custard filling has rested for 30 minutes, fill your graham cracker crust and pop that bad boy into the oven to bake for 25 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!  

Stay spooky,

Callie Jo 

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