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Key Lime Pie Shooters

Key Lime Pie Shooters
Key Lime Pie Shooter pictured in the center.

The delectable flavor of Key Lime Pie provides the tasty filling for Key Lime Pie Shooters. Key Lime Pie Shooters pictured with Coconut Cream Pie Shooters and Blueberry Cream Pie Shooters

Key Lime Pie Shooters
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup ground gingersnap cookies
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup key lime juice*
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime zest
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Garnish: fresh lime zest
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together cookie crumbs and brown sugar. Add melted butter, stirring well. Divide crumb mixture among 12 dessert glasses. Using a spoon, press crumb mixture into bottom of glasses. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate while preparing filling.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, lime zest, and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and an instant-read thermometer registers 180°, approximately 10 minutes. Add food coloring, whisking until incorporated. Transfer filling to a heatproof bowl, and place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the filling to prevent it from forming a skin, and let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Divide filling among prepared dessert glasses. Cover each glass loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until set, approximately 1 hour.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together whipping cream and confectioners’ sugar until medium peaks form. Transfer sweetened whipped cream to a piping bag fitted with an open-star tip (Wilton #21). Pipe a rosette of cream into each dessert glass. • Garnish with lime zest, if desired.
We used Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice.


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