Key Lime Pie and a Fancy Fruit Bouquet
Summer is here and time to have family and other guests over for dinner. Key lime pie is always a favorite and a fruit bouquet is just the thing to finish out dessert. See if you don’t get raves from all your guests.
Key Lime Pie is perfect for a summer treat. It’s aromatic and delicious. If you like your key limes a little sweeter, let them ripen to a pale yellow color.
Low Fat Key Lime Pie
3 key limes
1, 14 ounce fat-free sweetened condensed milk
3 egg whites
1 drop green food coloring
3 drops yellow food coloring
1, 6 ounce graham cracker crust
1, 12 ounce container frozen topping, thawed
Preheat oven to 325.F
In a bowl, grate 2 tsp.zest and squeeze 1/2 cup lime juice from limes.
Whisk in milk, whites, and food coloring.
Pour into crust.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until filling is set.
Cool completely on rack.
Spread with topping and serve.
If you like, garnish with sugared zest.
Here’s an extra sweet bouquet for your party table.
Fancy Fruit bouquet:
Pineapple and Melon Daisies
Use a flower shaped cookie cutter to stamp daisies from 3/4 thick slices of pineapple or watermelon, top each slice with some melon balls, berries or grapes, and push a skewer through to hold the flower together and make the stem.
Brighten your bouquet with alternate berries on a skewer. Try blueberries and strawberries, or mix blackberries and raspberries, any small fruit will work. Berries trap lots of water, so make sure they fry throughly before shewering.
How to put together:
Place half a head of lettuce in a basket, round side up, grab a bunch of skewers create your masterpiece and punch them into the lettuce. If you are serving outside, place your bouquet centerpiece in a bowl of ice to keep it cool.