I was supposed to have been backpacking last weekend, but that wasn’t to be. A storm advisory was up and where my friend Dani and I were heading, it was slated to get up to 2 feet of snow, along with the real issue – really bad winds. I can say the winds did happen, and are going again currently. The wind chimes have been slamming back and forth today. Kirk and I hiked in the wind on Saturday and had a nice time – sandblasted and all. And being that we were on an island, and not at home, all we had was wind – and no snow (or rain either).
So instead, I spent Sunday getting inspired. Mostly by a large bag of limes that jumped in my cart at Trader Joe’s on Sunday morning. I was thinking of what to do with them, outside of the first recipe I was making (that will come soon as well). It crossed my mind that I hadn’t made a lime pie. Ever. Key Lime and regular Lime Pie is usually full of condensed milk and or cream cheese and a lot of green food coloring. What if instead I made it with coconut sugar and coconut milk, which would compliment the bitter and tart lime juice?
My Lime Pudding Pie was born. No green at all. Rather, a deep caramel color from the tawny sugar, with speckles of green lime zest. Tart, sweet and cool. Loved it!
Vegan Lime Pudding Pie
- 1 graham cracker crust (or favorite pie shell, your choice)
- 2½ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond or coconut)
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 5 Tbsp cornstarch or preferred thickener
- ¼ to ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 tsp lime zest
- ¼ tsp fine sea salt
Whisk the ingredients until smooth in a heavy, large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened. Take off the heat, let cool a bit, stirring often to prevent a skin from forming.
Spread in prepared pie crust, chill for a couple of hours or overnight.
How much lime juice you use is up to you. I used ½ cup for a stronger flavor, for a sweet pie use ¼ cup.
Makes 1 pie.
Walker helping me on Sunday night, with his IKEA tools. He went and got his rolling-pin, and rolled out a tiny pizza, along the big ones. Then we topped it and baked it. He was so excited when it came out, and devoured it! Win for Mommy!