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Mon Dec 24, 2018, 11:27 PM

Low Calorie Key Lime Pie Experiment - successful!

The other day I asked about substitutions for sweetened condensed milk for making a key lime pie: https://www.democraticunderground.com/115776876

My experiment worked pretty good! Here is the recipe I developed:

1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
3/4 cup Splenda sugar blend for baking

Heat evaporated milk and Splend blend until Splenda is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.

32 Honey Maid graham crackers, crushed (1 "loaf" in the box I bought or at 4 crackers per sheet, 8 sheets)
1/2 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix graham crackers and butter. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9" pie pan. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes. Cool.

4 egg yolks + 1 full egg
1/2 cup key lime juice

Mix milk/Splenda with eggs, beat until fully combined. Add key lime juice and stir until slightly thickened. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 F until mostly set - 30-45 minutes.

Cool completely before serving with whipped cream - I used Fat Free Redi-Wip which is only 5 calories a serving.


Usually a key lime pie is baked for only 15 minutes, only enough to heat the eggs to be safe. This pie stayed sloshy for a long time and I may have cooked it a little too long, but the flavor was still good and it was not at all rubbery.

The major reason that there are 4 yolks plus a full egg is that while separating eggs one yolk broke so I added to the yolks I had already set aside.

I used the egg whites to make cookies, peppermint meringues and chocolate chip meringues. Recipe are here:
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/26208/peppermint-meringue-cookies
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/240532/chocolate-chip-meringue-cookies

Those turned out great - and low calorie, too, since I also used the Splenda Blend for the sweetner.

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flor-de-jasmim Dec 2018 #1

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Tue Dec 25, 2018, 01:24 AM

1. Congrats! Sounds great!

Is there a substitute for key lomke juicfe? I have heard that using regular limes is not the answer, and I have never seen the real juice here in Europe.

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