Chocolate Mojito Key Lime Pie

by Lauren

Before I get to the great food we indulged in over the weekend, I must tell you that on Saturday I went to Disneyland for the third time in 6 months.

I just love that fantastical land! It’s so jolly. I always forget how much my feet hurt at the end of the day though…

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The lines were surprisingly small for a weekend which made it much more enjoyable.

You would think the intense expression on my face would have helped me win, but he dominated in Astro Blasters.

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We screamed on California Screamin’.

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We pet the goats. Why yes, that is in fact a fanny pack – or bum bag as they refer to it in the UK and Canada.

Jealous?

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Puked. Spun around in the tea cups.

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And we ate an inappropriately large and salty smoked turkey leg.

He just haaad to have one.

Then I just haaad to eat some of it.

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After killing time while waiting by playing bocce ball and Angry Birds on Chris’s phone for an hour, we had officially scored front row seats for the new World of Color water show at California Adventure!

We got quite wet so the camera only came out briefly, but here is a teaser:

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Then there was Easter Sunday!

I adore holidays. I love seeing my family, cooking with Mom, eating way too much cheese and crackers, and watching everyone stuff their faces at dinner.

This year we changed it up a little from our typical semi-classy indoor holiday dinner and did what I think should be a new family tradition for Easter (got that, Mama?!).

The Cushing Family Easter BBQ Bonanza!

Where we indulged in way too much of the following:

BBQ Pork Ribs.

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Dijon Potato Salad.

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Spicy Broccoli Peanut Slaw.

 

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Grilled Veggies.

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A variety of yummy breads.

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And salad by Aunt Julie and Uncle Dan – unpictured :(

And the star of the show, Chocolate Mojito Key Lime Pie!

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Chris has had some wierd recipe ideas in the years I’ve known him. I mean weird people. Real weird.

However his saving grace came last weekend when I said we should put a twist on the classic Key Lime pie and choose a funky crust. He took funky pretty literally…

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Chris picked Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grasshopper Fudge Mint Cookies.

I must admit, I shot this down immediately because well, it sounded a bit too funky for my taste.

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Then I reconsidered when I pictured myself back in Costa Rica watching a summer sunset while holding a minty, limey and refreshing mojito.

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So we went with it.

It was fantastic! Just enough punch of mint and lime to make you take another bite, and another, and another.

Then you hit the decadent chocolate flavor. Top it with a little whipped cream and you’ve got yourself some seriously flawless Chocolate Mojito Key Lime Pie.

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You want this at your next BBQ, or potluck, or picnic or party. Or really for any of your next pie-worthy occasions.

This was so good that my family and his family both requested it for dessert on Easter. So I made it again and sure enough, it got another round of applause.

I can’t take all the credit for this one though, great idea Christopher! Smile

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Sometimes the stranger ideas work out, I may have to start trusting him more often. Uh oh…

What about you?? Can you trust your significant other in the kitchen with you?

Chris has become quite the cook and I love his help! Despite the occasional strange recipe idea, we work great together and always have fun cookin’ up a feast!

Chocolate Mojito Key Lime Pie

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grasshopper Fudge Mint Cookies

5 tablespoons butter, melted

4 egg yolks

One 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup lime juice – we didn’t use key limes and it was still great!

2 teaspoons lime zest

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350.

Mix together the chocolate mint cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan. Cover with Syran wrap and place in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, with the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until light in color, 2-3 minutes. Slowly drizzle in the condensed milk and beat 3-5 minutes or until fluffy. Beat in the lime juice and zest.

Pour the filling into the crust and bake for about 15 minutes, until it doesn’t move around in the pan. Place on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes. When it is cooled place it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Optional: Top it off with whipped cream!

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From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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15 Responses to “Chocolate Mojito Key Lime Pie”

  1. Okay so I want to spend next Easter with your family, haha! That is some seriously amazing looking food!!

    And it looks like you guys had a GREAT time at Disney!! 😀

  2. Lauren

    I know right?! It took all my will power not to just eat all the crumbs before it was baked!

  3. Yummy!!! Looks soo delicious!!

  4. Turning a mojito into a pie = GENIUS. I love the alcoholic inspiration behind this amazing recipe!

  5. Lauren

    You are welcome any time! It was so much more relaxing doing it BBQ style, I highly recommend it.

  6. Oh Yumm!! I agree with Sprinkling of Sugar. Just Genius. And wonderful and delicious. I have to stop before I drool on the keyboard.

  7. Lauren

    haha yep, inspiring indeed! I love when food memories can bring you back

  8. What a fabulous Easter weekend you had! Totally jealous about your trip to Disneyland. Never been to Disneyland but we are not to far from Disney World. We actually just went in March. Such a magical place to escape to and become a kid.
    Your Easter Sunday dinner sounds delicious and so does the Key Lime Pie. Yum! And great idea on the crust! Way to go Christopher! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Way to take on a challenge with that crust! I had my first bite of key lime pie just last month, and as soon as I tasted it I had no idea how I lasted 22 years of life without it.

    I must try this soon.

  10. For me, Disneyland is just 30 minutes away, yet I haven’t been in 3 years…sad! Looking at these pictures make me want to go! And looking at that turkey leg makes me want to TODAY! Very fun!

  11. Lauren

    I used to have a pass every year since I lived so close but then it got waaay too expensive. I have been lucky enough to go a few times this year though! Definitely go back, everything seems so much smaller though when your grown up!

  12. Lauren

    Oh no! You’ve been missin out. It’s really really easy to make. Try it out!

  13. Lauren

    Disney World is much cooler anyways. I really want to go back there someday! Definitely make some key lime pie of your own, its suuuper easy :)

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