Monday, February 14, 2011

Recipe for a Happy Valentine's Day

This recipe has no beer of any kind in it.  It's more reminiscent of Florida and I offer it to celebrate my newest book Dumpster Dying.  The pie is the one the next-door neighbor in the book serves to Emily and her friend Clara.  And the recipe comes from my neighbor in Florida, Vicki Eriksen.  I've eaten her cooking many times, and it never fails to please.  So if you're looking for something to take you out of the cold and into the tropics, try this. And it's so easy.

Key Lime Pie

1 9" graham cracker crust or make your own
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 c. key lime juice (this can usually be found at most supermarkets in bottles, see note below)

Combine milk, egg yolks and juice.  Blend till smooth. Pour filling into crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Allow to stand for 10 minutes, then refrigerate.  Cool several hours.  Top with whipped cream and decorate with key lime slices if you have them.

Note:  This is my note.  Do not make this with regular lime juice (you know, the green limes; Key Limes are tiny and yellow) unless you want a regular lime pie, not Key Lime pie. 


  1. Hi Lesley,
    Thanks so much for the recipe. I love key lime pie and my husband will do pretty much anything to get it!! So glad to be able to make now any time I need to!

  2. I finally got here. The recipe makes it totally worth it! I had this earmarked ever since I was away in February. Thanks, Lesley!