Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Taste of the Beach . . . Key Lime Pie

If I had to pick the number one menu item that reminds me of the beach, I would choose Key Lime Pie.  Whenever we go on vacation I always order Key Lime Pie at each restaurant, so I can compare different versions of this favorite coastal dessert.  (In fact, there was a time when I listed eating Key Lime Pie as one of my hobbies.) 

My favorite version is the classic original recipe that I ate many years ago when I was in Key West with Mom.  I jotted the recipe down on the back of the postcard I was carrying - as you can see, I've made this version many times.

The classic version uses a meringue topping instead of whipped cream.  And it goes without saying that a real Key Lime Pie is never green!

And here's the front of the post card - what a great little pen & ink drawing with a colorful watercolor wash.  Just looking at it makes me want to go back to Key West! 



  1. Love the pen and ink drawing! We should make homemade key lime pie sometime soon :)

  2. YUMMY; key lime pie is one of my favorites!! Love the blog:-)