Last Friday our church was having a fun pie contest. I submitted my name, but wasn’t sure if I was going to actually make a pie or not. I finally decided to make one on Thursday evening and it was off to the store!! I had thought about a few different “creative” pies. Just a normal pie with a twist, nothing terribly hard. I chose the one that sounded most appetizing, easiest, and least expensive (I am in college after all). And here it is:
Cherry Limeade Pie
Sorry the lighting is bad 😦 It’s pink, not too bright, yet not too pale. And on top of the whipped cream is lime zest.
1/2 cup lime juice (I used fresh, but you could use the bottled kind too)
3 egg yolks (NO WHITES)
1 can sweetened condensed milk (Yummmmmm)
8-10 maraschino cherries-chopped
Maraschino cherry juice–I just poured it out of the bottle until I had it like I wanted it…..1/4 cup perhaps?
Mix all ingredients together very well. Pour into a graham cracker crust (mine was store bought). Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes (until it’s slightly firm). Cool on the counter for 10-20 minutes and then refrigerate it until it is completely cool. Top with whipped cream 🙂
I thought this pie was delicious. I was very pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. I was worried it would be too tart, but it wasn’t. It was sweet and delicious. Someone described it as “Sonic in a pie!” I will definitely be making it again, but perhaps without as much whipped cream.
I didn’t win the contest or even place, but I don’t care. I think my pie was better than the ones that did win and that’s what matters 🙂