Quick Tip for Juicing Key Limes

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I’ve been busy making macarons the last couple of days and will have a post up on those soon but I wanted to share a quick tip with you.

One of the macaron flavors I am making is Key Lime Pie. I don’t know about you but I love just about anything key lime flavored! Key limes shouldn’t be confused with normal limes; they are much smaller, often purchased in bags instead of individually, and they have a more tart flavor.

As much as I love to use them, I used to dread having to juice them because they are so tiny. I had tried putting them in my electric juicer, pressing them in a lemon press and even just squeezing them with my hands. They were too small for the juicer or lemon press and squeezing them by hand sort of worked but I could never get all the juice out. To top it off it takes a lot of them to get a decent amount of juice, because of their small size, so it would take forever.

One day I saw a tip, somewhere online, about pressing them through a garlic press. It changed everything! I can now juice an entire bag of key limes in just a few minutes! Here is what I do:

Cut the key limes in half and place one half into the garlic press, cut side down. See how nicely it fits in the press?

Then press

See how easy that was? I like to finish off by pouring the juice through a fine sieve to remove any pulp or seeds.

Just look at that beautiful juice! Now it’s read for a pie, cookies, or macaron filling like I am making.

I hope this tip was as helpful for you as it was for me. Well, back to the macarons I go.

Until next time, God Bless and Sweet Dreams.

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