No-bake Key Lime Pie-in-a-half-pint:Makes 10-12 half-pint jars, or one generously filled pie
Ingredients:Graham cracker crust ingredients for one pie
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cold water
1 envelope gelatin (Knox)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup (or more) key lime juice
2-4 drops green food coloring
Crust:Regular graham cracker crust recipe for one pie - (see http://nutritiousintent.blogspot.com/2013/05/graham-cracker-crust-boosting-nutrition.html for my nutritionally boosted variation)
Divide evenly between 10-12 half-pint, wide-mouth jars.
Filling:Whip 1 1/2 cups whipping cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar until stiff. Put half in a pastry bag with a large star tip and keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Fill small bowl with 1/4 cup cold water. Add 1 envelope gelatin (Knox) and let soften for a couple minutes. Then microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until completely dissolved. Pour this liquid gelatin over cream, add 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 cup (or more to taste) key lime juice, and a couple drops green food coloring. Beat until soft peaks form.
Using an ice-cream scoop - divide the filling among the jars.
Pipe whipped cream on top and refrigerate 1 hour or more until ready to serve.