Love and Confections: Key Lime Pie Parfaits for my Best Friend's Bridal Shower

October 17, 2013

Key Lime Pie Parfaits for my Best Friend's Bridal Shower

Key Lime Pie Parfaits are the perfect dessert for a shower or luncheon!



It has been a while since my last post... I am now 32 weeks pregnant (wow!), still working, and have been travelling or moving every weekend since September 9th. I went home for a baby shower, Mr. Love & Confections and I moved into a bigger place, went to an out-of-state wedding and then went to my best friend's bridal shower in South Florida. We have been very busy and I have been slacking greatly on the blog - my apologies.


We don't have cool Fall weather yet here in Orlando. The high this week is 89 degrees and still feels like Summer. so much so, that I made some Key Lime Pie Parfaits for my best friend's Bridal Shower last weekend. It was cool and refreshing in the Miami heat. I think everyone enjoyed them and I love my miniature spoons. We had so much good food and a great time with family and friends.


It was very important that I helped out with some desserts because her Bridal Shower is the only event I was able to participate in. We found out that Baby's due date is only 4 days after the wedding - which will be in the Florida Keys. I was supposed to be a Bridesmaid, but am now not even able to attend the wedding. It broke my heart when I had to tell her, but she was really happy for me that we were finally pregnant. I know she will make a beautiful Bride and am hoping to be able to Skype the ceremony and watch. All my Love and Best Wishes M!!!


Key Lime Pie Parfaits
adapted from myrecipes.com
I doubled the original recipe and created 20 miniature parfaits

Key Lime Pie Parfait Ingredients:
 - 1 cup Key Lime Juice
 - 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
 - 4 large Eggs
 - 2 -14oz cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
 - 1 - 16oz container of Cool Whip, thawed
 - 2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs, plus more for garnish
 - Green Sprinkles or other garnish

Key Lime Pie Parfait Directions:
 - In a double boiler, or metal bowl over a pot of simmering water, combine the Key Lime Juice, Sugar, Eggs and Sweetened Condensed Milk. Cook until it thickens, about 12-20 minutes for such a large batch, or until it registers 160 degrees on a digital thermometer.
 - Once cooked, place bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice water to cool the mixture quickly to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate after cool, until use - preferably made the day ahead to have enough chill time.
 - For assembly, take 1/2 of the Key Lime mixture and mix with 1/2 of the Cool Whip, set aside.
 - Layer about 2 tablespoons Graham Cracker Crumbs in your dish, followed by a little less that 1/4 cup of the Key Lime mixture. Pipe the Key Lime lightened Cool Whip over that.
 - Using a decorative large tip, pipe the remaining Cool Whip as the last layer. Sprinkle with some Graham Cracker Crumbs and garnish with your green Sprinkles. Enjoy!

Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!

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