Saturday, April 16, 2011

Key Lime Pie

Here is an easy, quick, and great tasting pie that is just perfect for the weekend or any day of the week. For many other recipes or cookbook reviews, please go visit Beth Fish Reads.

The recipe comes from the Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Juice bottle.

Beat together:
3 egg yolks (our dog Sadie got the whites)
1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Nellie & Joe's

Pour into a Wholly Wholesome graham cracker crust

and bake in preheated 350ยบ F. oven for 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before putting in refrigerator. Serve with whipped cream.

I have a few recipes for Key Lime Pie, most of them more complicated. This one is that wonderful combination of quick and delicious. We shared the pie with Margaret and Matthew, and they loved it, too. Tom and I ate our half-pie all in one sitting, before supper. It was so good!


  1. This does sound easy and good. I will have to show my DB this version. He makes one now and then when there are key limes at the market. I am in charge of eating it. Of course I share with the cook.

  2. Just the right recipe for a quick dessert. Only a few ingredients that one can have on hand and it looks like it takes just a few minutes to put together. Great idea. It also helps that I love lime.

  3. Yum! One of my absolute favourite desserts! And as you say, a nice simple recipe.

    Reminds of the time my daughter's friend rang up and said, "I just tried the most wonderful recipe. Best of all, it only took three ingredients and I already had all three!"

    Now that's what I call simple!

    Have a great day!

    Canadian Chickadee

  4. gosh, that is certainly easy.
    I need to check how it differs from mine, which I remember as being more complicated.

  5. This sounds perfect for a night when you have a craving but don't want to fuss. Oh how great on a summer night while on the deck... I'm bookmarking this.

  6. Did I ever tell you that Key Lime Pie is my favorite kind of pie - practically my favorite desert. If it's available and I'm having a treat, it's my pick. However, I have never made it myself. Not sure why. I should. Maybe I'll try your recipe. :-)

  7. I've made the Nellie and Joe recipe before, it's the best! Your pie looks fantastic!

  8. This looks simple, but oh so delicious and spring like!

  9. Lisa, no need to wait for key limes if you can get this great, great juice! I think I mentioned in another post that it works well in margaritas too. :<)

    Margot, yes! The taste is so clean and bright. Just delicious.

    Canadian Chickadee, I can't imagine any recipe tasting better! Honestly.

    Caite, as I just wrote above, this recipe couldn't be better. Some have the cream inside, but topping it with whipped cream works just great.

    Beth, or a day or even a morning. :<)

    Kay, you can't go wrong. Easy as, well, pie. :<)

    Carol, thank you. I don't think I'll even bother with any other recipes. :<)

    Rambling Fancy, spring or winter or any season!

  10. Nan, that recipe is going in my recipe box right now!! I love Key Lime Pie and this one looks really easy. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  11. This does sound great. Only too bad that I can't get the ingredients in the Netherlands. I guess I have to make it from scratch sometime :)

  12. Mmmmm.... I love key lime pie. I like it even better when somebody else makes it for me. :-) I wonder if we'd be able to find Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Juice bottles here in Hawaii.

  13. Key lime pie is one of life's simple pleasures. Yours sounds just right. This is my first visit to your site and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers. You've created a really lovely spot to visit and I'll definitely be back. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  14. I don't think we can get this lime juice in Canada, I"llhave to go looking for you think plain old lime juice would suffice?
    So easy and quick, I'll give it a try.

  15. I have a Key Lime Pie recipe, but as I recall, it's fairly complicated. I'll have to give this one a whirl. Wonder if I can find this lime juice locally? Maybe Trader Joe's has something similar...

  16. Me, again. Here's the link to my recipe. Be sure to read your comment. I'm assuming you're now using a different brand of bottled lime juice?

  17. Key West and to a lesser extent the rest of the Keys are just about my favorite place in the world. Key lime pie always sort of takes me there, and this recipe is right down my alley with my tiny kitchen and no place to cook complicated things.

  18. I love quick & easy and your key lime pie seems to be both :) And delicious to boot!

  19. When we first retired we moved to the Gulf Coast of Florida and the first thing I did was learn to make a Key Lime so good!

    We have since moved back to the California desert and the Key Lime pies aren't nearly as good losing something to geography.

  20. That sounds lovely! So easy to fix and such a pretty presentation.

  21. Key Lime pie is my absolute favorite-I have a key lime recipe book and you are making me want to bring it down and start baking.

  22. You'll love it, Sherri!

    Uniflame, it might be possible to buy the N&J's online if you really want to try it.

    Kay, I don't know why not. And as I told Uniflame, I'll bet it could be bought online.

    Thank you for your kind words, Mary. Welcome, and please do come again. All the recipes are in the recipes tab under the blog header photo.

    Niki, I'll bet you can buy it online. Amazon, or the N&J's website.

    Les, N&J's is very famous so I'll bet it is in your city.
    I just left you a note on your recipe post.

    Barbara, and what I love is that not only is it easy, it is delicious!! I've never been to the Keys and fear I never will.

    Chinoiseries, yes!!

    As seen from the back forty, if you can get ahold of some Nellie & Joe's I think it will take you back, and give you a great key lime pie! Also good in margaritas. :<)

    Joy, thanks. I find it hard to photograph whipped cream. The camera just doesn't do white that well.:<)

    Go for it, Esme!!

  23. I just noticed myself audibly going "mmmmmm" while reading your post. LOVE key lime pie and with the hot and humid weather we've been having in Dallas this week, it sounds like a perfect way to cool down. Haven't heard of Nellie & Joe's but will check my grocery.

  24. Trish, I'll be interested to know if it is sold there. If not, you can buy it online. Tom uses it in margaritas!


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