Monday, October 24, 2016

Mini Key Lime Pies

The holiday season is coming....which means, time to make pie!
Or many pies.
Or MINI pies.

YES.  I love pie!
And I asked Owen to help me with the recipe because he loves pie too.
Really, he just loves to bake.  Isn't it fun when you start seeing real interests in your children?  Just last Sunday, out of the blue he asked if we could make Peach Cobbler.  Um, sure!
He's also helped me make Pumpkin Pie.  And now we'll add this to his resume as well. 

Daisy Sour Cream asked me to share a holiday recipe with you. And it was a no-brainer:

Lime + Sour cream + and mini pie tins?
Who doesn't love mini things??

And with the Daisy Squeeze bottle, this recipe is super easy for kids to help out.  Have you seen those bottles?  Brilliant.  I keep thinking of all the chili pot-lucks we've been to over the years, and how fantastic it would be to have a Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream like that!

Okay let's get squeezing....

(makes 12 mini pies or one standard pie)

1 cup sugar
3 Tbl corn starch

1/4 cup melted butter (and somewhat cooled)
1 Tbl zested lime rind
1 cup lowfat milk
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten

1 cup (8 oz) of Daisy Brand Sour Cream

• Combine sugar and cornstarch in a stove-top pan.
• Mix in the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the sour cream.
• Cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.
• Allow the mixture to cool.

Then comes the fun part.
Squeeze in the Daisy Sour Cream.
And as any 8 year-old boy would do, inspect the contraption to see how this amazing invention works.

For the recipe you need 1 cup of sour cream, which is approximately 1/2 of these squeeze top bottles.  I just told Owen to squeeze in about half of it---you don't need to be precise.
And I love that there the squeeze top meant one less thing to clean.

Then fill those mini pie tins on up!

Top them with a bit of whipped cream and a sprinkle of lime rind.
And smile at how amazing your house smells.
Chill them till you're ready to eat.

These can be made one day ahead, but I wouldn't do more than that or the crust will get soft.  And if you're asked to bring them a baby shower.....double or triple the recipe. And pull out the big trays.

Okay, want to make your own pies for the holidays??  With Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream?
Tell me in the comments, what's your favorite holiday tradition?....

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