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Need a go-to dessert recipe to keep on hand for impromptu guests and last-minute cravings? This simple 5-ingredient Key Lime Pie Custard is sure to be a hit! It comes together fast with just a few staples (and one creative ingredient!).

Everyone needs a go-to dessert recipe to keep on hand for impromptu guests and last-minute cravings, and this simple 5-ingredient Key Lime Pie Custard is sure to be a hit! It comes together fast with just a few staples and one creative ingredient, Young Living’s Lime Vitality Essential Oil.

While this custard isn’t quite the same as a full-fledged key lime pie, it is BETTER and such a refreshing treat.

Best of all?

With just 5 ingredients, you’ll make these all summer long.

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If you don’t have lime essential oil, you can substitute it for regular lime extract. Or, if you’re feeling extra creative, try making a homemade orange infused chocolate custard. Just add cocoa powder and Young Living’s Orange Vitality Essential Oil instead of lime extract.

These simple ingredients are all you need for this delicious key lime pie custard

Here is what you need:

2 large eggs
2 cups milk ( I used 2%)
1/2 cup sugar
2 TBSP corn starch
1/2 tsp Young Living Lime Vitality EO

Add milk into a sauce pan over low heat

Step 1: Add the 1 1/2  cups of milk to a medium size sauce pan.

Add sugar to the warm milk

Step 2: Then add the sugar to the pot and mix.

Mix together milk, corn starch, and lime

Step 3: In a large measuring cup add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, the corn starch and Lime  Mix really well until the corn starch is dissolved and there are no lumps. Then add in the eggs and the Young Living Lime Vitality EO. Mix again until combined.

Stir in the lime corn starch slurry into the milk over medium heat

Step 4: Turn stove on to medium heat and start stirring in your corn starch slurry.

Bring the key lime mixture to a boil

Step 5: Continue to mix until mixture comes to a boil.

Store this key lime custard in mason jars and top with whipped cream and graham crackers

Step 6: Then pour into your mason jars or glass bowls. We garnished our custard with whipped topping and crushed graham cracker crumbs for a truly Key Lime pie feel. Serve warm or keep in the fridge for a week.

5 Ingredient Key Lime Custard

This simple 5-ingredient Key Lime Pie Custard comes together fast with just a few staples and one creative ingredient, Young Living’s Lime Vitality Essential Oil.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Key Lime Custard
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 202 kcal
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk ( I used 2%)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp Young Living Lime Vitality EO (or lime extract)

Instructions

  1. Add the 1 1/2 cups of milk to a medium size sauce pan.

  2. Then add the sugar to the pot and mix.

  3. In a large measuring cup add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, the corn starch. Mix really well until the corn starch is dissolved and there are no lumps. Then add in the eggs and the Young Living Lime Vitality EO. Mix again until combined.

  4. Turn stove on to medium heat and start stirring in your corn starch slurry.

  5. Continue to mix until mixture comes to a boil.

  6. Then pour into your mason jars or glass bowls. We garnished our custard with whipped topping and crushed graham cracker crumbs for a truly Key Lime pie feel. Serve warm or keep in the fridge for covered for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

To make a chocolate orange infused custard: Just add 2 TBSP of cocoa powder and Young Living’s Orange Vitality Essential Oil instead of lime extract.  

Need a go-to dessert recipe to keep on hand for impromptu guests and last-minute cravings? This simple 5-ingredient Key Lime Pie Custard is sure to be a hit! It comes together fast with just a few staples (and one creative ingredient!). #livingwellspendingless #desserts #recipes #dessertrecipes #easydesserts

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