Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lime Sour Mini Pies

If you "like" our facebook page you would have seen our sneak peak photo from yesterday.  

All those mini pies!!  I had such fun yesterday!

Mini pies are so easy to make and are so fun.  They are especially perfect if you need something nice & pretty for a crowd. 

I did.  And they were a hit.

I made 4 different kinds.  Almond Joy Pie.  Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries & Cream Pie.  Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cream Pie.  And then this wonderful Lime pie that I am sharing with you today!  Don't let the name fool you.  These are the perfect mixture of sweet & sour...just as a lime pie should be!  It just has sour cream in it...hence the sour part.:)

Each pie recipe (that will fill a 9" pie plate) will make about 9-10 mini pies, so you can use whatever recipe you like and make mini pies out of it.  So this recipe could also be used to make one 9" pie as well.  Delicious either way!

Lime Sour Mini Pies


3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons corn starch
2 large or 3 small limes
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup half & half
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Grate the peel of the limes.


Combine the sugar, cornstarch and grated lime peel in a medium saucepan and mix well.



Juice the grated limes until you have 1/3 a cup.


Add the lime juice to the sugar mixture and stir until smooth.


Mix in the half & half and butter.


Turn stove top on to medium heat and stir mixture until it starts to thicken and just begins to boil, stirring constantly.  This will take about 10-15 minutes.


Remove pan from the heat and let sit until cooled, stirring occasionally.  Mine took about 1 hour before it was cooled enough.

Once cooled, fold in the sour cream.  I know that seems weird, but trust me...it totally works!  (And sorry I forgot to take a picture of that step!:))

Fill pie shells with filling.  

Beat the whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.  Place on top of your pie filling and garnish with extra grated lime zest.



And here's a picture of the Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries & Cream Pie.  I just sliced the strawberries instead of putting whole ones on the top, but you could do whatever.





(Sorry I forgot a picture of the Almond Joy pie end product, you'll just have to use your imaginations!:)
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