Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Two Layers Of Lime = One Fabulous Pie

Two Layer Key Lime Pie

Finding a traditional Irish dessert to bring to work for St. Patrick's Day is no easy task. My standard St. Patrick's Day recipe, Irish Bread Pudding with Caramel Whiskey Sauce, isn't really well suited to sitting out all day in the resource room at school - so this year, I decided that a "green" treat would have to be festive enough. Key lime pie sounded like a great idea, so I searched around a bit and found this Bon Appetit recipe from the Keylime Bistro in Florida (sounds authentic, doesn't it?) and decided to give it a try. In a word, this recipe was fabulous. A graham cracker crust with a bit of granola mixed in for extra crunch? Check. A traditional layer of tangy key lime? Check. A second layer of rich, creamy, sweet lime topping? You bet. It didn't look quite green enough when I was finished, so I zested some lime and sprinkled it over the top:See? Pretty! Citrus desserts are one of my favorite things, and I tell you, I could not leave this pie alone for the life of me. I think I could eat it just about every day. Unfortunately, it doesn't last that long...after a couple days, it starts to get a little weepy, so I would recommend eating it quickly (which won't be a difficult task, I promise you). I hope everyone had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!


Tracy said...

I've made that recipe and it is yummy! Great idea for St. Patrick's Day!

swirlingnotions said...

Oh, your timing on this is perfect! My mom is coming into town next week and she's requested Key Lime pie the last two visits, which I never got around to making because I could never settle on a recipe. So now I can surprise her . . . :-) Thanks!

Nicol said...

This was probably the best Key Lime Pie I have ever had!!! Yum! You rock!

Elisabeth said...

Tracy - I'm not surprised you've made it - it seems to be quite popular around the CLBB! :)

Lia - Wonderful! I hope you do end up making this next week - I don't think you (or your mom) will be disappointed!

Nicol - Yay! I was so excited when I saw I had a comment from you (I actually said, "yay, Nicol!" out loud - what a dork)...YOU rock!