Three sisters and some Real Key Lime Pie. On my birthday no less. I was surprised by my youngest who order me two Key lime pie from the bakery. And it was a good thing he ordered two because we had a house full.
Growing up in Florida you would have thought Key Lime pie would be an everyday treat. But it wasn’t the few times I remember having it I loved it! And it’s definitely my favorite pie! But it has to be made with Real Key Lime juice to get that distinct taste or it’s just lime pie. The fresh Key Limes are available in most areas as whole lime sold in 1 pound bags but you can only find them when in season. Lucky for all of us you can find Joe and Nell’s Key Lime Juice in most areas of the country or just order it online. So we can enjoy anytime we want!
Key Lime Pie
1 Graham cracker crust regular or gluten-free works great
1 can Sweeten condensed milk
3 whole eggs
2/3 cup Key Lime juice
2 cup heavy whipping cream or can of whipped cream
Let’s get to work:
Preheat the oven to 325°F
In the bowl of a stand mixer add the eggs. Using the whisk attachment whip the eggs for 3 to 4 minutes they will become light a fluffy and a pale yellow. Add the sweetened condensed milk and whip until well mixed a minute should do it. Add the Key Lime juice with the mixer on low mix the juice a bit. Now turn up the speed to medium for another minute stopping to scraping down the sides of the bowl as need.
Pour the filling into the prepared Graham cracker crust. Place in the 350°f preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes. The pie will look set but not completely firm. Place it on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Place the pie pan and on a plate a chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. If you’re in a hurry place the pie in the freezer for 1 hour.
When your ready to serve whip up the cream and top each slice with a generous dollop of cream and a bit of lime zest if you want to be fancy.
Helpful tip: Chilling the bowl of a mixer and put your cream in the freezer while the pie bakes.
There are three sisters in the Graham family. Sis 1 is Belinda, Sis 2 that’s me (Lury) and Sis 3 is Rita Jane. We haven’t been able to get together for many years. Somehow the stars aligned and we were able to spend 5 whole days hanging out and just visit. All three sisters have sons. With everyone living in different states Texas, Florida, and Kentucky there’s a lot of distance between us. But earlier in the year Belinda and her family had the chance to move to Texas. Sooo goodbye Florida and hello Texas for the Deaver Family. Now that just left Rita in KY but a lot of planning and a plane ride. And we were all in the same location for the first time in about 13 years.
The visit was also great for our sons who have always stayed close even with the distance in miles and ages. You can only imagine what tall tails they had to tell and lots of wrestling, bomb fires with s’mores, and video gaming. Cousins are so much fun!
Everything is named for Rita on the river walk. A Couple of Love Birds…
Sister love… Not sure what he’s howling at but he seems to be having a good time.
Family can be a real treasure, enjoy the time you have with them and be sure to include food.