ginger is good for the heart

In honor of book-less wine club  tonight and because i found some really

cute~sweet~pretty paper thingamajigs……i decided to bake some mini pies for us.

I introduce you to gingersnap cookie crusted key lime pie…..

try saying that a few times after you’ve had a couple of glasses of wine.

The best part is…each individual serving is only around 150 *calories*…so you can have 3 or 4  if you want…

oh…and ginger is good for you.

*Fun fact : Ginger helps prevent nausea {which means eat lots of this pie while pregnant}

All you need is what you see here…minus the obvious…like the mini chopper and cupcake tin.

*Fun fact: Ginger helps prevent colon cancer.

Take gingersnap cookies….about 15 {give or take} and throw them into your mini food chopper thing…

if you don’t have a mini chopper…then you can throw them into a large Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin

to crush them all up.

Make sure there are no chunks left…they should be pretty fine.

{feel free to eat a few cookies while you do this..as i hear Ginger is a healing spice}

Fun fact: Ginger helps prevent good friends from moving {so feed lots of this pie to close friends}

Melt 1/3 cup of unsalted sweet cream butter and mix it into a bowl with the cookie crumbs.

*Fun fact: Ginger helps prevent menstrual cramps.

You might think it looks like ground beef….but it isn’t….but feel free to taste it to make sure.

I found these pink paper thingamajigs at Joann’s last week…in the baking section.

Fill the very bottoms of the cupcake papers with about 1.5 -2 tbsp of cookie crumbs…and i used

a small ladle to press down the crumbs and tighten it up.

Stick the tray into the fridge for about 15 minutes to cool the crumbs down and harden it a bit…

in the meantime…you can make the key lime pie filling.

You will mix together 3 egg yolks…..1 can of sweetened condensed milk…and 1/2 cup of key lime juice.

Most markets carry the Nellie & Joe’s key lime juice…but if you can’t find it….

guess what….

you can use normal lime juice.

I bought a bottle of organic lime juice and honestly….it was just a subtle difference….so don’t worry if

you can’t find the key lime….because normal lime will work.

Mix the three ingredients together….

and add a few Tablespoons of key lime filling onto each cookie crust.

Don’t overfill them at first….but once each is filled then you can go back thru and add a little more if necessary.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees….

then bake them in the cupcake tin for about 10-12 minutes.

Take them out of the oven and let sit till cool and stick them in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

Top them with a little whip cream….

i only make homemade ….as much as i love letting my kids squirt the cool whip into their mouths…

there is nothing better then homemade whipped cream.

*Fun fact: Ginger helps prevent heartburn {so eat more pie}

All you need for homemade is….whipping cream….and sugar….but if you really want yummy whipped cream…

try adding 1/4 cup of lemon curd {instead of sugar} to it as it’s whipping in the mixer.

Or use store bought whipped cream….i don’t care…it’s your pie.
I even test tasted it for you……

and boy….it was good.


*may or may not contain 150 calories….i’m just estimating*

p.s. If you don’t like pretty little things…then feel free to just make a whole entire pie with what i showed you…

like this here…no changes…except you use a pie dish instead….

p.p.s I can promise you though…it won’t be under 150 *calories*

p.p.s.s. If you don’t have a Joann’s…i found these cute baking cup {here}

Comments

  1. Yum! I’m sure it’s only about 90 calories a seriving. 😉 Eat up!!

  2. oh.my.goodness this looks good.
    Thank you for posting the recipe

  3. this looks postiviely delightful and delicious. love all of your fun facts! i knew that ginger helped with nausea, but i didn’t know it helped prevent cramps (or kept friends from moving away, haha!).

    so glad i came across your blog!

  4. Yum!

  5. Thanks for posting the recipe. I always thought it would be much more difficult. Looks yummy. Will have to try it out.

  6. These looks awesome – will have to try them this weekend. Thanks for sharing. Cute blog you have 🙂

  7. That look’s so yummy! I love the idea with lemon curd in the whipped cream. I actually have a jar of lime curd in the pantry so I might try this 🙂

  8. Oh lady you crack me up :+) Thank you for a wonderful post and yummy recipe headed off to buy the ingredients so I can gain a few lbs before our Brussels vacation lol I’m proactive.

  9. is it bookless wine club
    or the abundant wine book club
    or the i never read any books but i drink too much wine club
    either way, i wish i were in!
    i’d eat those yummies too!!!
    could you be any cuter?

  10. Yum yum…the key lime treats look delish! And who knew ginger snaps could be so good for you? 😉

  11. I can’t wait to eat one or two!!!! After the gym, of course.

  12. I love the bookless wine club reference. May I join? Please?! I promise to bring multiple bottles of wine and not a single book!

    Thanks for posting the recipe. So easy and it looks so good! Did you bake in the cute thingamagigs you got at Joann’s? Are they paper? Just curious…

    Love your blog. It always puts a smile on my face.

  13. Thanks for sharing they look so sweet…love the linen in the photo’s is it vintage?

  14. yumyumyum

  15. Those little cupcake holders are adorable. And this is such a neat idea!

    XO,
    Jane

  16. Heading to Joann’s right now and then off to buy some gingersnap cookies and keylime juice.
    Your rock!

  17. darling!!!!!!!! i love the mouth picture. 🙂 so can identify.

  18. Looks SOOOO good!

  19. So nice to hear that key lime pie has so many health benefits.

  20. Beautiful pictures as always….and that pie looks amazing! 😉

  21. Love these little pies. So much Kasey! I don’t have a Joann’s but she sounds fabulous.

  22. Alecia Shannon says:

    Sounds DELISH!!! Adding that to the must try stack :-p

  23. I bet they tasted as beautiful as they looked!

  24. I love Ginger!! But girl… U make me laugh! If you are this funny in writing, I can only imagine what you are like I person. I want to be a butterfly on your wall (sorry…don’t want to be fly!).

  25. Hi the Gorgeousness that is Kasey…how long would you cook the whole pie for? Love your blog you make me laugh! A new Aussie friend x

  26. Um, that looks delicious. Your crust is gorgeous!!!

  27. I just discovered you from Stories of A2Z…you are funny. And I like that you showed a picture of yourself eating the pie you made. I made a pie yesterday that I could have stuck my head inside the bowl of filling and licked it til it was shiny again, so I appreciate your realness. I did post the pie recipe….but alas, I did not post my face covered in the pie. Next time I just might though…you’ve made me feel empowered! LOL!

  28. I made this (the whole pie version) for Easter, and it was a huge hit! Muy delicioso. Thanks for sharing the recipe! And congrats on the new chapter you and your family are about to start. We’ve visited Kauai twice in the last few years, and it’s pretty much our favorite place on earth. Total paradise. And best sushi ever at the Hanalei Dolphin. Unbelievably good. Enjoy every day…I know you will!

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