Calling all key lime pie fans, do I have the recipe for you!! This Key Lime Pie Eclair has become my new favorite dessert! (This post may contain affiliate links)
As the summer is winding down (BOO) I am still trying to hang on to it as long as I can. My garden is still going strong and it is hot as all get out, so to me summer is still hanging around. With the heat advisories we are trying not to use the oven as much for cooking and baking. So a lot of no bake desserts, crock pot recipes, and grilling out is happening at our house. ( I am not complaining one bit)
Kim from A Well-Seasoned Life has come out with her very first cookbook, Southern on a Shoestring. Kim says " With this cookbook, I hope to show readers that the spirit of Southern cooking can be captured regardless of location and without financial sacrifice. For me, the spirit of Southern cooking is defined in two ways: by the ingredients, and by the attitude in which the ingredients are used." I could not agree more!
As I thumbed through Southern on a Shoestring, I earmarked several recipes to try. All the recipes are simple, easy, and are very similar to the way I cook for my family. But the one that caught my attention the most was the very LAST recipe in the cookbook. I knew right away that the Key Lime Pie Eclair was the one to make.
This is one of the easiest no bake recipes you could make. The hardest part is just waiting for it to chill in the fridge. As it sits in the fridge, those key lime pie flavors meld together and create a flavor explosion. It's like a party in your mouth!
Boy, did she save the best for last!! It was an instant hit with the family and I am already thinking about when to make it again. Take this along to any of those potlucks or cookouts this summer and watch it disappear. You might want to carry a copy of the recipe with you though, I guarantee someone will be asking for it before the day is done.
Key Lime Pie Eclair
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup key lime juice
2 (8 oz) containers whipped topping
1 tsp. lime zest
In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, condensed milk, and lime juice. Gently fold in one container of whipped topping. In a serving dish, place one layer of graham crackers across the bottom of the dish. Add 1/2 of cream cheese mixture. Repeat the process with another layer of crackers, followed by the rest of the cream cheese mixture. Finish with a layer of whipped topping and sprinkle with lime zest. Cover and refrigerate until serving. (recommended overnight to soften the crackers.)
Many thanks to Kim of A Well-Seasoned Life for the opportunity to review Southern on a Shoestring. It is one that I am proud to have in my cookbook collection.