What is your favorite dessert? Those who know me well know that key lime pie is mine. The tangy sweetness of the filling, mixed with the smooth creamy flavor of the topping sitting on a bed of buttery graham cracker crumbs is pure bliss. Sorry for waxing poetic there, but that is what key lime pie does to me. I cannot recall the day I was introduced to this luscious dessert, nor can I recall how I felt about it the first time I tasted it. Perhaps I approached it with the same controlled reservation with which I seem to approach everything else. Then later I came to realize that my affection for this treat is steadfast and I’m not afraid to tell anyone how I feel about it when the topic comes up. And so I’m telling you now as well. It’s the way I imagine it to be when the love of my life finally enters my life. First controlled reservation gives way to realization which finally leads to enthusiastic confession.
Anyhow, back to this pie. Okay, so technically this recipe uses regular limes rather than key limes, but it’s tasty nonetheless. Let’s be honest. It would take forever to zest and juice enough key limes even for this recipe; although the effort is worth it, in my opinion. What I wouldn’t do for a taste of this pie! Like any worthy love affair, it doesn’t come together in a moment, but it does come together in an afternoon. If you like key lime pie even half as much as I do, surely you wouldn’t quibble about that, right? It’s totally worth it. Believe me.
These photos don’t even do it justice. I took them on a rainy afternoon. The lighting wasn’t the best. Yet I couldn’t wait to share the recipe for this delightful pie with you. Don’t we all need some pleasure once in a while? So less-than-perfect photos it is. Hopefully you’ll forgive me.
I share this pie with you to make and share with a loved one of your own.