Sunday, March 14, 2010

3/14 = Pi day

Not too long ago we went to some friends' house for dinner and for dessert my friend Phyllis served Key Lime Pie which The Big Guy and I thought was so delicious; ever so light, full of flavor, very fluffy and needless to say made a nice presentation.

I thought she had been slaving for hours squeezing those tiny key limes but she said it only took 5 minutes. Really? Huh? Homemade key lime pie. . . . in five minutes? Was I surprised when she handed me the paper insert from a Keebler pie crust. Who pays attention to those recipes? Certainly not moi. But this one looked too easy for words!

So, the next week I had to try it for myself but since I didn't have lime yogurt but I did have strawberry and a mixed berry, it's was time to experiment. I used a strawberry gelatin with these yogurts. Ooh, la la ~ was it ever so pretty! And tasty, if I do say so myself.

Since I just read today that tomorrow (Sunday which is today for you readers) is pi day, it goes without saying I don't have my own pie pic to show you. The photo above is purloined borrowed from the Keebler site. I'm sure they won't mind since you will be using their crust. You will be using their crust, right? Just nod and say emphatically, yes of course!

Anyway, it seems you can use any combo of yogurt and gelatin you would like. Just be sure to use the sugar free gelatin. If you come up with any better combos, let's hear them. Here's what you need.

5 Minute Key Lime Pie

1/4 c. boiling water
1 pkg. (4 serving size) sugar free lime flavor gelatin
2 containers ( 6 oz each) fat free key lime pie yogurt
1 tub (8 oz) frozen low fat non dairy whipped topping, thawed
1 Keebler graham cracker ready crust.
  1. Dissolve gelatin in the boiling water.

  2. In large bowl whisk together gelatin mixture and yogurt. Fold in whipped topping carefully. Spread in crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set.

  3. Garnish as desired. Store in refrigerator.
Voila, now wasn't that easy ~ yield: 8 servings


  1. Oh Thank you Thank you Kaye! This recipe looks so delish AND easy!! And I love Key Lime Pie, so I'm hoping I can find it, but if not I'm willing to experiment! :-)

    And thanks for sharing PI day with us! How cute it that! Have a great week!

  2. That sounds too good to be true..but I will have to try it!

    I too will be celebrating PiDay, but since we are having a sort of St.Patrick's Day dinner..a few days early...I will be making a traditional apple tart.

    ..and maybe this too.

  3. Found that recipe a few years ago - it's just like cheating!
    Remember Kaye, don't TELL anyone you didn't slave hard to make the pie.

  4. That does sound as easy as pie! (Pun intended.)

  5. If Hubby finds out it's Pi day he's going to be in seventh heaven. His favorite is home-made apple pie but he'd eat anything.

  6. Yum! I'm going to give this a try!

  7. Ohhhhhh...that looks so good....and best part...its easy. Thanks for the recipe

  8. Can't beat a 5 minute pie. I love having recipes for "emergency" desserts that you can whip up in a few minutes!

  9. Sounds easy and delicious! Will add this to the summer dessert rotation - thanks!

  10. O I haven't had good Key Lime since I visited the Keys. This sounds grand.

    PS I'm a Florida blogger too :)

  11. GMR LOVES KeyLime pie - I should try that - what a pretty dessert.....

  12. Did you say Five Minutes? That sounds too good to be true. I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. And, yes I will use Keebler's crust.

  13. Now that's my idea of a quick and easy dessert. Thanks Kaye and Happy Pi Day to you too.

  14. I'm addicted to this flavor of yogurt so I can imagine that I would dive into this pie!

  15. I just wanted to say that I made the Key Lime pie today and it was a great success. Very Tasty.

    I made individual tarts..because I found the tart size graham crusts at the supermarket and they were so cute.
    I also added the zest of a lime, since I bought a lime to make little sliced decoration for the top and figured I would use the zest.

    Actually do take 5 minutes and were very good.

  16. This sounds similar to a Weight Watchers recipe I make and it is delicious!

  17. I've been making this pie for years but have never added boiling water to the gelatin, I just mix it in with the yogurt.

    My husband's favorite is cherry yogurt/cherry gelatin while mine is lemon yogurt and lemon gelatin (it tastes just like a lemon chiffon pie. They are great in the summer when you want something light and cool. I've even bypassed the pie part and mixed them up as parfaits so that fat free gelatin, fat free whipped topping and fat free yogurt makes it all FAT FREE! great for diet!

    The Key Lime Pie would be perfect for St. Patty's Day!


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