Key Lime Pie

Yesterday evening my Mom, Dad, and I headed over to my friend Katie’s house where we enjoyed a delicious dinner with her family. For dinner, we had grilled pizza. Katie is something of an artist when it comes to grilling and I am hoping that she will do a guest post about this very soon! Here is a little preview:

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Pretty genius, am I right?

For dessert, I wanted to make something that was healthy and good for summer. My Mom suggested this key lime pie recipe from Jane Brody’s Good Food Book, one her favorite and most used cookbooks.

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Here is the recipe:

CRUST: 

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 14 squares) 

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 

FILLING: 

1/2 cup frozen apple-juice concentrate, defrosted 

1 envelope ( 1 scant tablespoon) unflavored gelatin 

1/3 cup sugar 

1 tablespoon grated lime rind, divided 

1/3 cup fresh lime juice 

1/4 teaspoon vanilla 

1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt 

1. In a small bowl, combine the crumbs and butter or margarine, and press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch loose-bottomed or springform pan or a pie plate. Place the pan in the freezer while you prepare the filling. 

2. Place the apple-juice concentrate in a small saucepan, sprinkle in the gelatin, and let the mixture stand for a few minutes to soften the gelatin. Then add the sugar, and heat the mixture gently until the gelatin and sugar dissolve. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the rind, the lime juice, and the vanilla, and set the mixture in the refrigerator or freezer until it has chilled to the consistency of raw egg whites. 

3. With an eggbeater or electric mixer, whip the lime mixture until it is fluffy. Stir in the yogurt, and whip the mixture again. Pour the mixture into the partially frozen prepared crust. Sprinkle the pie with the reserved lime rind, and chill the pie until it is firm. 

I am not sure if I did something wrong, or if this is just the way the pie is, but when I went to cut it, it did not exactly stay in pie form. Nonetheless, it was a completely delicious, healthy dessert that is perfect for summer!

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