Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Fools Moldy Key Lime Pie

So yesterday I was the 1,000 texter on a local radio station and won Houston Rockets tickets for last nights game against the Washington Wizards. That was my first basketball game and now I'm hooked. We won 98 to 94 which was a close game the whole time. Go Rockets!!

It's almost April 1st and you know what that means? Pranks will be played on unsuspecting people all over. My poor hubby gets the prank played on him when I offer this moldy key lime pie. There's nothing moldy about it, I just tinted the green to a swamp green color. I was going to do the meringue as well, but figured he would pass on this for sure. So go forth and prank someone just be nice about it!

I used a premade crust I had, but still included the crust directions below in case you wanted to make your own.
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Key Lime Pie
(Adapted from Southern Living 40 Years of Our Best Recipes)

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 cup fresh key lime juice

2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
2 tablespoons garnulated sugar
garnish: lime slices

Combine first 3 ingredients. Press into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 minutes; cool. Stir together milk and lime juice until blended. Add a couple of drops of food coloring. Pour into crust.

Beat egg whites and cream of tarter at high speed with an electric mixer just until foamy. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until soft peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes).

Spread meringue over filling. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 25 to 28 minutes. Chill 8 hours. Garnish, if desired.

1 comment:

  1. I've already warned my hubby "No April Fools Pranks"! I don't like them.

    But, I could handle this kind of prank.