I just had to do it- turn a small portion of my Key limes from friends in Palm Springs into a pie to celebrate my husband Scott’s birthday over this past holiday weekend. I don’t know about everybody else but with all the running around playing golf I do it’s difficult to find time to put together a nice family meal over a weekend.
So as I searched for a good make ahead dessert I found a recipe from Nora Ephron via Martha Stewart for a frozen Key lime pie. One of the comments on the recipe said that this is an excellent Key lime pie that can be frozen for a number of days plus it calls for one cup of freshly squeezed lime juice which is about 20 of these baby limes-score! since I still had dozens in the produce drawer of my fridge. I took the pie out of the freezer about 10 minutes before serving and promptly became distracted so it became a little too melted, oh well- I piled on the whipped cream and it tasted incredible! This is such an easy recipe and like so many simple dessert recipes very fun to make and serve. Oh and the flavor of those Key limes in all that creamy indulgence, WOW! Let’s just put it this way people are very quiet when they eat a piece of this pie.
I used this recipe for Frozen Key Lime Pieand followed it exactly using the whipped cream piled up on top of each slice, it feels slightly more decadent to me served this way with a slice of Key lime on top.
Today is French Friday with Dorie and the recipe is for a creamy cheesy rice which sounds wonderful but we’ve been eating too many rich foods, like Key lime pie that I decided to cook a little lighter this week. So sorry no creamy cheesy rice this week but feel free to check out this week’s links for French Friday with Dorie here and have a wonderful weekend!