Keto Frozen Key lime Mini Pies
Today is a great day, my friends. Steve and I are leaving on a red-eye to New York City tonight to spend a few days there for an early anniversary getaway. I can’t tell you how excited I am. Summertime takes it toll on me REALLY quickly since I’m not one of those moms who loves having all their kids home all day during the summer. Luckily they can go outside and we can make fun frozen desserts — like these Keto Frozen Key Lime Mini Pies.
This is another recipe from Carolyn Ketchum’s newest book, Easy Keto Desserts. She is a serious cookbook-producing machine! This is her third cookbook in less than a year. (Can you hear my head exploding?)
This one does have dairy, but I included some paleo modifications in the recipe notes if you’re off dairy and aren’t into low-carb sweeteners.
These little cups have a creamy, bright lime flavor, which I love, but my favorite part is the candied pecan crumble on the top. Er… bottom, when you flip them around to eat them.
Another good thing about these is that they can hang out in the freezer and wait until you’re ready to eat them. They don’t dry out on the counter and “force” you into eating more than you need to by glaring at you all day as you go in and out of the kitchen.
I can see lemon or orange versions being good, too! Or a MEYER LEMON one. I’m totally going to try that the next time I see them pop up in the grocery store.
1. If you freeze these for longer than 6 hours they'll become very hard, but soften when you let them sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes before serving.
2. If you're not keto and you'd rather not use low-carb sweetener, replace both sweeteners with an equal amount of honey or pure maple syrup. I wouldn't recommend using coconut sugar in the filling because it will be grainy, but it would be fine to use it with the nuts.
3. To make this dairy-free, use dairy-free cream cheese (Kitehill makes a great one!) and use whipped coconut cream and coconut oil in place of the heavy cream and butter.
Nutritional info (per cup): Calories 219 | Fat 20.5g | Protein 2.4g | Carbs 3.7g | Fiber .9g | Erythritol: 17.5g
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