These tiny squares of graham crust filled with tart lime pie and whipped cream are a refreshing and fun party treat!
Yes, I finally got the Chicago Metallic Lift & Serve Squares Pan and I love it! This recipe can be made as a plain lime pie in a pre-made graham crust (and it is really, really good)- but its just so CUTE made in these little squares– again, kudos to the creator of this pan- I love how the bottoms pop out and I’ve got so many fun ideas for this pan!
**Note: this recipe makes 24 squares. Since the pan only makes 12 at a time you will need to use it twice. I wanted to halve the recipe for you, but 1/2 a can of condensed milk AND 1/2 an egg??? Just easier to use the pan twice and have 24 pieces of yumminess!
INGREDIENTS: (double for a pie in a pre-made graham crust and eliminate crust ingredients)
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 c. lime juice
- 1 egg
- 9 full sheets of graham crackers (one sleeve or about 1 and 1/2 cups)
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. melted butter
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Crush graham crackers into fine crumbs and mix well with sugar and melted butter.
- Place metal bottoms into each square opening in the pan and lightly spray with non-stick spray.
- Scoop about 1 to 2 T of crumbs in each square well of the pan. (You will have half left for your next batch). Press into bottom and sides of each square using your fingers or a Mini tart shaper.
- Mix together condensed milk, egg and lime juice. Spoon about 1 T of mixture into each crust (you should have half left).
- Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, allow to cool, carefully press up on bottom- popping square dessert out of pan. Remove metal bottom from crust.
- Repeat to make 24 total squares.
- Chill several hours. Top with whipped cream, graham crumbs, raspberries or other fruit— be creative!
My thoughts: This lime filling is simply delicious- the perfect blend of tart and sweet. If you don’t mind the time involved, these squares are really cute– but if you just want a quick and easy dessert, buy a graham crust, double the filling recipe (2 cans of condensed milk, 2 eggs and 1 cup of lime juice). Bake for 20 minutes instead of 15 and there you have it- yummy lime pie. However you choose to make it, Enjoy!