A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

Desserts | January 30, 2014 | By

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

I love wintertime in California. While the rest of the US is in the midst of one of the coldest winters in years, we are blessed with beautiful, cloudless days and 70-80 degree weather. That said, I’m sure with a little bit of persuading, you can “Tom Sawyer” me into flying out and shoveling your driveway. A little while ago, during one of these 80 degree weekends, my friend Jen and I made our way over to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. If you ever have the chance, you must check this place out. Not only will you find a huge assortment of local and seasonal produce, but also poets, candle makers, dog trainers and even a whole alley dedicated to spices aptly named “Spice Alley.”

 As it’s the season, we decided to grab some citrus on the way out, and that’s where I first came across the most beautiful Meyer lemons I’ve ever seen. Void of any blemishes and deep yellow-orange in color, I’ll admit, at first I thought they must be fake. After touching more than a few, I decided I must have them.

With all the amazing citrus fruits in season, we couldn’t limit this dessert to just limes. I hope you enjoy our twist on Key Lime Pie.

Cheers!
A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters
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Lemon-Lime Pudding
  1. 6 Egg Yolks
  2. 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  3. 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice (we used Meyer lemons)
  4. 12 Oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  5. 1 Tbsp Lime Zest
  6. 1-2 Tbsp Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (or more to taste)
Lemon-Lime Shooters
  1. Lemon-Lime Pudding
  2. 6 Homemade Graham Crackers, crushed
  3. 1 Tbsp Butter
  4. 6 Large Shot Glasses
  5. 6 Lime Wheels for Garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, lemon and lime juice. Whisk continuously on medium heat until almost boiling.* Lower the heat and continue to whisk until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in lime zest and Greek yogurt. Chill pudding for 1-2 hours.**
  2. Once cool, crush graham crackers (we crushed ours in a food processor) and mix with butter.
  3. Generously layer the bottom of each shot glass. Follow with a generous dollop of lemon-lime pudding. Repeat these steps until each shot glass is full. Garnish with lime wheels and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *Tip: It is extremely important that you continuously whisk while on heat. Otherwise, your mixture will look more like an egg scramble than lemon-lime pudding.
  2. **Tip: Watch the heat of the pudding. Too high: your pudding will burn; too low: your arm will hate you.
Adapted from Food 52
Adapted from Food 52
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A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

A Shot of Pie: Lemon-Lime Pie Shooters

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    nick o.
    January 30, 2014

    I had the pleasure of trying one of these recently, and I’ve got to say — it was DELICIOUS. So yummy and creamy.

    Well done, ladies!

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    superfoodista
    January 31, 2014

    Wow, these look great and sound yummy! Love your pictures! I love how you capture the cooking process – I know it’s not easy, I usually forget to take these, but it’s so great to see the dish being created 😉 And, love your bowls too! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could discover yours! 😉 Very nice recipes! Sylvia

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      Cathy
      January 31, 2014

      Thanks Sylvia! You’re so sweet. I can’t take all the credit for the photos though. My blogging partner in crime, Hailey, is the true photographer. :)

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    Karen
    January 31, 2014

    Your little shooter desserts sound yummy. I used to live in Key Largo and made Key Lime Pie with the little limes from our tree. Your dessert must have a similar taste.

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      Cathy
      January 31, 2014

      Thanks Karen! Key Lime Pie with homegrown limes sounds delicious! And yes, ours has a similar taste, but we just couldn’t pass up adding some Meyer lemons into the mix. :)

      • Karen
        January 31, 2014

        I don’t blame you, they are wonderful. We don’t have them in our markets yet but am on the lookout for them.

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    Tiffany
    January 31, 2014

    These look amazing! I’ll have to try these one day. :)

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      Cathy
      January 31, 2014

      Thanks Tiffany! Let me know what you think of them when you try this recipe. :)

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    huntfortheverybest
    February 3, 2014

    they are so cute for a party!

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