Monday, July 18, 2011

Carmageddon Key Lime Pies

So did you survive Carmageddon?  If you don't live in Southern California you might not have heard the months of predictions of LA being brought to a stand-still from a weekend closure of the 405.  We did stay home for the weekend, and the hubby even came home from work early on Friday to avoid the crush of traffic that was expected.

Well, needless to say, it ended up being a non-event!  Apparently most people stayed home, and there was no traffic on the freeways......such a weird thing to see in LA!!

While we were hanging out I decided to try out my new mini-tart pan.  I also found a bag of Key Limes on my last trip to Trader Joe's, so I decided how perfect would a tiny little Key Lime Pie be?  I love the taste of Key Lime Pie, but after a few bites I'm kind of done.....since the flavor is so intense.

I ended up using the Key Lime recipe from Joy of Baking....I simply divided the crust and the filling into my little mini-tarts.....the recipe made about 15 of them.  Key Lime Pies are fairly simple to put together.....make a quick graham cracker crust....an easy to throw together filling.....and after baking simply top with sweetened whipped cream.  Use a pastry bag for your whipped cream and you can get a fancy schmancy presentation!

These were the perfect size for me!  A couple of bites and you're done!  The hubby loved it.....yeah!

Check out Joy of Baking for the recipe......and enjoy!!

Oh, and what were the boys doing to entertain themselves during Carmageddon?  Well, they were painting Legos to make custom Star Wars Clone Troopers........yep, I live in a house of guys!!!


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19 comments:

  1. LOL. Carmageddon was such a non-event! We stayed home too and had a great family weekend. Those Legos are awesome. I love bite-sized desserts too. Thank you for linking with Monday, Mmm ... Desserts.

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  2. I would never have thought that key lime pie would be so easy. I think I may have to try this! And I live in a house of all boys, too, so I can totally relate! ~ Courtney

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  3. How cute are these!!! The perfect little serving and they look delicious :) Love your blog and so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

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  4. these look perfect for a sweet dessert at my house :)come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  5. I heard the before predictions, but never knew when the big shutdown was supposed tohappen. Glad to everyone there that it was nothing, yet most of the time, these big predictions usually are. Good to be prepared just in case.

    As for your tartlets, they are adorable. I love bite size treats. They look very tasty too!

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  6. Very pretty! I feel the same about key lime pie, and these look like the perfect few bites.

    In light of all the recipe blogs out there, I sometimes forget to look on Joy of Baking. Last year I got my best ever snickerdoodle recipe from that site.

    Do you spray your mini tart pan before filling and baking?

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  7. Thanks everyone! Linda, I didn't have to spray my pan....it's very non-stick and since there's so much butter in the graham crust, it just slid right out.

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  8. What a clever way to make key lime pie. Love the idea. Happy Foodie Friday.
    Sam

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  9. Hi Kirsten, These are gorgeous and delightful! Thank you for sharing these little lime treats on Fresh Food Friday! We love Key Lime in my family and I would make a lot of people happy to bring these to the table!

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  10. What a lovely post! It looks so yummy! The recipe is great. Thanks for sharing. You got a very creative space here.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  11. Ohh, these look so good. I love key lime pie and these look wonderful. :)

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  12. Mmmm.....Key lime is the best! Your little pies are beautiful!

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  13. I live with a house of guys, too. I find Lego figures everywhere and have slept with more than my share of Lego men. These pies are just too cute. They really caught my eye when I saw them at the linky party. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  14. I remember Y2K, such a non-event too! Looks like you used your time wisely. These look beautiful. I like desserts that are one delicious bite.

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  15. Kristen what a great dessert idea for entertaining. We will really enjoy this little pie. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. These pies are so cute and sound just amazing! Featuring them on Wendesday. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  17. Hi Kirsten, thanks so much for accepting my invitation to last week's Fresh Food Friday! Your lovely lime pies were were FEATURED in today's edition. Please stop by, check it out, grab the button if you like, and also share another recipe or TWO if you like!

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  18. I live in southern cali, but thank goodness I didn't have carmageddon problems. Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday. They made the Top 5. Good job!

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