It’s a busy week for food bloggers. Pi Day is on March 14, St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17, and Macaron Day is March 20. So many fun food holidays in one week! I wanted to celebrate all these holidays, but was running out of time to get everything baked and posted. So I thought why not make something that celebrates all these holidays in one dessert.
Pie is one of my favorite desserts, so that was an obvious choice and limes are green, so that covers St. Patrick’s Day, and I topped my pie with a Key Lime Macaron for Macaron Day.
I love key lime pie (and yes I know key lime pie should not be green – except for St. Patrick’s Day) and I really love frozen key lime pie on a stick dipped in chocolate from Kermits’ Key West Lime Shoppe, in Florida. So I decided to add a chocolate twist to my key lime pie and make a chocolate crumb crust, which lead me to Epicurious’ Chocolate Crumb Crust recipe, which lead me to Epicurious’ Key Lime Pie recipe.
I decided to try the Epicurious key lime pie recipe because it was a cross between key lime pie and key lime cheesecake and I thought it would make a yummy macaron filling as well. And it did! I had to thicken it up a bit with powdered sugar, but I actually loved it as a filling way more than I liked it as a pie filling.
The pie was just alright, not something I’d make again, but the macs were delicious. I added a bit of Country Time Lemonade powder and key lime zest to the shells and with the tart key lime filling it was a delicious contrast to the sweetness of the macaron.
The challenge for MacTweets was to create Spring Flower macarons. I had visions of a deep leaf green shell. You know the color of leaves bursting out of the snow on a warm Spring day. But I never made it to the store to buy the green paste food coloring so let’s just pretend they’re that color.
But the best part of baking gorgeous dark green macs was that my sweet friend Tiifany, Food Finery, invited me to make them at her house! She made homemade bread and delicious stuffed mushrooms. We laughed and had the best time while we baked, and we both got pretty feet. Baking with a friend really is so much more fun. Thanks Tiff!
Tiffany posted the mac recipe we used on Food Finery. Be sure and stop by and check it out and see her scrumptious Burgundy Vanilla Bean Macs with Blood Orange Buttercream. Also, stop by MacTweets on March 20 to see the beautiful roundup of Spring Flower Macarons. The MacTweeters have outdone themselves on this challenge.
Amazing,What a colourful and vibrant post – just like spring itself. Those macs look really sumptuous. Key Lime Pie is also a family fav and will definitely have to try your recipe.thnx.
This looks delicious!!! So glad I found your blog Small world.
I love the icing one 🙂 Pretty sweet and I love the decorations 🙂
I just love your macaroons!!!! I am trying to get up the courage to make some of them myself – great for Easter!!
uh, hello! This looks delicious!!! So glad I found your blog. My sister Amy (www.amybennion.com), is a friend of your Niece Kristin. Small world!!!
Sweet and Savory
Forget everything but the look. These both are gorgeous. I wish I could do that.
Love the colours………and the pie looks adorable!
hey I am coming here for the first time… nice blog… Lovely looking key lime cheese cake and perfectly done macaroons. Wonderful!
Barbara, this cream cheese pie has a very special touch – pastel lime green and beautiful rosettes topped with cute macarons. Simply delightful 🙂
Sawadee from Bangkok,
Beautiful dessert and awesome presentation…love this space…am following you so I can get instant update of these beautiful bakes!!
beautiful and tempting
I am loving all of these pretty green desserts. I also like your new blog layout!
Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams
mmm, green key lime pie and green macaroons. Way to atrt the season!
I love the colors of the pie and the macarons! They both look springy and delicious.
Ciao Barbara la torta e i macarons sono favolosi, il tuo lavoro è stato ampiamente ripagato, un eccellente lavoro. complimenti.
i love your new design – so clean and neat and user-friendly!
This looks amazing Barbara. It is all so pretty!! and green 🙂
Everything looks deliciously fresh and green! Very festive I'd say! 🙂 I love how you did those swirls on the side of your pie, very chic too. 🙂 awesome macs, terribly envious yours look SOOO professional!
Sorry to hear the pie was a bit of a disappointment, but we don't know til we try.
The macaroons are beautiful. Love the pastel color.
That pie looks fantastic, I love key lime! Thanks for posting!