Monday, April 4, 2011

What a Week!

Happy April Lots to Ladlers! 

There has been a lot going on! This past week was a busy one...busy in a good way! Nadya and I spent Sunday-Wednesday in Key West, FL. Our first time there! It was absolutely lovely!!! Perfect weather, perfect drinks, perfect food. 

And yes, I had key lime pie. It was my first taste of key lime pie, ever. Since it was my first time, I had to make sure it came from the best place in Key West. After a Google search and surveying the locals, it was determined that we were off to Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe.
Kermit's is really cute. They have key lime everything! You name it, they have it....key lime guacamole, key lime fudge, key lime popcorn, etc. I was there for the key lime pie but did get a sample of the key lime fudge which was mighty good! 

Here's a slice of pie. Looks like a cheesecake doesn't it? I liked the pie more and more as each bite went on. It was light and airy yet filling with a nice citrus bite. It had a great graham cracker crust and whipped cream topping that complimented the filling greatly.

Now if you can get your hands on some key limes you can make this pie yourself! Kermit's was featured on The Food Network and so was the key lime pie recipe. 

Kermit's Key Lime Pie:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice
  • 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
  • Whipped cream, to garnish
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
In a mixer on low-medium speed, blend the milk and egg yolks at low speed until smooth. Add the key lime juice and finish blending.
Gently pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven and let cool for another 15 minutes before refrigerating.
Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving. Serve cold and top with fresh whipped cream. 

In other news, I'm an aunt! I told you it was a busy week. Jake (that cutie, not me, the other cutie) was born Wednesday, 3/30 and instantly stole the hearts of everyone in my family! So happy he's finally here! xoxo!

1 comment:

  1. Lynn, I LOVE Key Lime pie! Makes me wish I was a "dessert person".