You Want Pies With That? – Taste of Summer Pie

by Jessica on July 6, 2009

Coconut-Rum Key Lime Pie

My buddy Amy is such a cool chick. She always knows when to call, she collects antiques and last April, she convinced me to join Tuesdays With Dorie (by the way, have I ever thanked you, A??). This time, she didn’t have to convince me of anything… I just copied off of her and joined You Want Pies With That? on my own. She’s just that fabulous. ­čÖé

For my very first entry into YWPWT, I chose a Coconut-Rum Key Lime Pie. For two reasons, actually. A) Our theme was ‘Taste of Summer’ and B) I’ve never tried Key Lime Pie.

I hear you… “What?!” you say. It’s true. So, let me tell you a little bit about it. I think I have a new favorite dessert. I’m not a huge fan of shredded coconut, but I love me some coconut flavoring, so I subbed coconut extract for all the shredded pieces that it called for. This pie combines all kinds of things that I associate with Summer… tropical flavors, alcohol (hee!), fruit and coolness.

Thumbs up to Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake and Mary of Alpineberry for such a yummy theme! Thanks gals!!

Coconut-Rum Key Lime Pie 2

Coconut-Rum Key Lime Pie

Adapted from: Southern Living

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c key lime juice
2 tbsp key lime zest
1 tsp coconut rum
1-1/2 tsp coconut extract
Coconut Crust (recipe follows)

Beat cream cheese and milk with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add lime juice, zest, rum and coconut extract, stirring to combine. Pour filling into Coconut Crust. If you have any left over, sprinkle a bit of lime zest on top. Cover and chill at least 12 hours or until set.


Coconut Crust

26 cream-filled vanilla sandwich cookies, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
6 tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp coconut extract

Combine all ingredients. Firmly press on bottom and up sides of a 9″ pie plate. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Uncover and fill with Coconut-Rum Key Lime filling.

Coconut-Rum Key Lime Pie 3

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kayla July 6, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I’ve never tried key lime pie either!
This looks yummy! And there’s a baking group for just pie? Wow.


2 Katie July 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm

YUM!!! I love pie! What a great group!


3 nutmegnanny July 6, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I love key lime pie and I loved the added coconut and rum. I bet this pie is definitely a taste of summer:)


4 Jaime July 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm

YUM! i love key lime pie…and coconut!


5 Katrina July 7, 2009 at 8:38 am

This looks like it would be Heaven in my mouth. I make a mean key lime cupcake, but I think this pie jsut might be the key lime to end all key lime.


6 Wendy July 7, 2009 at 11:47 am

Oh yum. This is the perfect summer pie. Sounds delicious!


7 Deanna July 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I think I should have made this pie instead! Yum-a-dum-dum!


8 pamela July 8, 2009 at 7:20 am

Definitely looks like summer on a plate. Yummy!


9 bakingblonde July 9, 2009 at 5:34 am

I want to lick that fork!


10 Jen July 9, 2009 at 2:02 pm

anything with a little rum in it say summer to me! This looks great!


11 joh103 July 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Great looking pie! Welcome!


12 Vibi July 10, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I have to admit… this really, really appeals to me!!! Mmmm… I’m stealing it and keeping it in my “to do” file!

Thanks for sharing”


13 Kate July 10, 2009 at 5:07 pm

It’s got to be good with the shot of rum! Great job!


14 Betty Crocker December 15, 2009 at 1:07 am

The finest key lime pie that I have ever eaten was from “Kutchie’s Key West Cafe”. It
was advertised as the world’s greatest key lime pie. And it was surely every bit of that and then some. I have many great pies in my day but Kutchie’s Key Lime Pie Took the Cake!…..Betty Crocker


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