Key Lime Cheese Pie

No Bake Key Lime Pie Cheesecake

I’m not a real big baker but I do love dessert like this easy no bake key lime pie. Cookies are probably my downfall, gotta have them. Fortunately, my daughter loves to bake cookies so I don’t have to do it quite so often.

Key Lime Cheese PieI also love the cool, fruity and citrusy (is that a word?) desserts of summer. So when I saw the key limes in the store I knew I had to make this pie. And, I knew I had this easy no bake key lime pie recipe.

I thought key lime pie cheesecake was a fail after I made it. Very runny and impossible to cut. But after chilling overnight it cut perfectly the next day. Not sure if maybe I used too much lime juice, but I like mine tart. So the recipe below is how I prepared it.

If you like it a little less tart cut back to 1/2 cup lime juice and it will probably set up faster too.

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
3/4 cup fresh key lime juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 9-inch deep-dish graham cracker crust
1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed

In a medium mixing bowl beat sweetened condensed mild and cream cheese with mixer until smooth and no lumps remain.

Zest limes to measure 1 teaspoon of zest. Set aside. (I neglected to do this step, thus no lime zest in pics)

Juice the key limes to measure 3/4 cup. If you want to make juicing effortless, especially these small key limes, invest in a citrus press. Add lime juice and vanilla and mix well.

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Pour into prepared graham cracker crust. If you want it to be really good, make your own crust. I tend to be lazy and just buy the pre-made ones.

Cover filling completely with whipped topping and sprinkle with lime zest.

Almost done with this no bake key lime pie with cream cheese!

Refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving. Just to note again, mine took about 24 hours and I think the extra lime juice may have thinned it too much. But I like it tart.

Slice and serve as is, or top with fresh raspberries or strawberries. The strawberries seem to be a perfect match with the tart keylime flavors.
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I hope you try this quick key lime pie recipe and post your comments below. Let others know what you think and share this no bake key lime pie cheesecake or a slice of pie with your friends.

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Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onions

Smoked Sausage And Peppers Recipe

Ever had one of those nights when you come in late from work or from running the kids from one activity to the other? No time to think about dinner but don’t want to hit the drive-thru either? Well this is the perfect go to meal.

I discovered this smoked sausage stir fry recipe when I was in grad school. It was a standard fare for my roommate. A great combination of cheap and easy. And it has become a real comfort food for me. And to top it all off it’s something that the kids will love.

Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onions in a skillet picture

Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onions Recipe Cooking

1 pound Smoked Beef Sausage
1 large onion
1 bell pepper
1 T Worchestershire Sauce
2-3 T Soy sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste

TIP: Check the actual weight of the smoked sausage. I recently noticed that a good price means less weight. A 12 ounce package may not be enough to feed a family of 4; the 12 ounce smoked sausage and 16 ounces are generally packaged the same.

Prepare rice according to package directions.

Cut the smoked sausage in 1/4 to 1/2 in slices. Brown in skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally so that both sides of slices are browned.

Cut onion and bell pepper into chunks. Add to skillet with sausage and continue cooking until vegetables are tender.

Add Worchestershire and soy sauce to skillet and continue cooking for 5 minutes.

Serve over bed of rice. Or serve mixed with rice like I do.

I think this is one of my family’s evergreen favorite recipes. Simple, cheap, quick and easy: Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onions!

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