“Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.”
- Yogi Berra
August 3 is the MIL/BF-mother's birthday (passed in 2016), and last year we got into some trouble with butterscotch (www.moveablefeast.me/blog/butterscotch-cookie-ice-cream-sandwiches), a favorite of hers.
She also loved anything with lemon or lime [Ed. note: Marie Callender's should have gone out of business, such was our love of their sour-cream varietals.], so this year I'm honoring her with a killer key lime pie adapted from Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami. The BF definitely inherited the "tart" gene, and vociferously approves.
Creamy, tart filling with a raft of whipped cream on top, utterly addicting. It's also very easy to make, as in under an hour to assemble. Why don't I make this more often? [Ed. note: Because my primary care physician will send you a personal note, "Please stop."]
A perfect summer dessert, especially for those who possess the "tart" gene.
Adapted from: Joe's Stone Crab
Number of servings: 8
Graham Cracker Crust
Graham Cracker Crust
PS: One year ago...
BF's mom Kathy (far left) with friends, and Count Basie, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, 1961.
Ice cream–it’s not my jam. When I was a child, several times over summer our family hit the DQ for ice cream. My two sisters, two brothers, grandmother and parents all ordered a child-size vanilla soft serve chocolate-dipped cone (you know, the cone with the signature curly swirl on top), but I was allowed to order…a hot dog.
I detested ice cream this much.
Being allowed to substitute was a big deal. I grew up in a family where you ate what was served for dinner and you could not make something else. Allowances were not allowed.
As fate would have it, in the last decade, (because of my ice cream loving boyfriend [Ed. Note: DID SOMEONE SAY ICE CREAM?]) I have developed a taste for it. Still not the number-one choice, but this key lime ice cream is sublime.
This recipe from Jenn Segal is perfect. Didn’t change a thing. It’s actually creamier than normal ice cream, luscious, tart, and tastes like a key lime pie. Perhaps best of all, no need for an ice cream maker (which I do not own). Minus the chill-time, it comes together in about a half-hour.
Adapted from: Once Upon a Chef
Number of Servings: 6
For the Ice Cream
I'm Jacquie, personal chef & recipe developer in the bay area. Living life with my wildly funny boyfriend and dog Marlowe. Lover of books, bourbon, chocolate and movies.