Sunday, February 26, 2012

Key Lime Pie

I love to go to Whole Foods or specialty grocery stores and browse through the aisles. You'd be amazed at all the wonderful goodies and treats I've come across over the years. I've also come across some very unique items like chocolate covered bacon. I'm never shocked at what is out there. I've seen things that look mouth watering fantastic and those that make you want to run for the door. However, I'm always eager to find new foods or ingredients to try.

I suppose you'd describe me as a foodie. I'm always buying recipe books and magazines. I've always got my ear to the ground for the latest best restaurant/chef. When my husband and I are dining at a restaurant I try to observe the dish to take notes. I look more like I'm dissecting my course rather then eating it. Preparing dishes is just something I love to do. I truly enjoy entertaining and preparing meals for my loved ones. I find a sense of joy and satisfaction as I see them savor the dishes I create.

This past week I went to our local supermarket. It's one of those trendy new grocery stores that is used as a test market for our area. Thankfully it's just down the street from the house. As I was browsing through the aisles I came across Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice. Instantly I began reminincing of Key West. If you've never been to the Florida Keys I highly recommend booking a trip. It's so lovely, beautiful, and a lot of fun. Well, with the gloomy winter rain outside I just had to pick up this fun bottle of lime juice that made me yearn for summer days.

On the back of the bottle they have their infamous Key West Key Lime Pie recipe. I made it this weekend and it's delicious. My husband loved it and it was so easy to make. I believe this is one of the best Key Lime juices I've ever tasted. I went back to the store and purchased 3 more bottles.

Nellie & Joe's Recipes from the Keys
Key Lime Pie
  • 3 egg yolks (whites not required)
  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 4-5 ounces Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice (more for tangier pie)
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 9" graham cracker pie crust

Pour condensed milk into blender. Add cream cheese gradually, in small portions and mix until smooth. Add egg yolks and blend well. Pour in Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice and continue blending until mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into the graham cracker pie crust and bake at 350° for 10 minutes. After baking, let stand for 10 minutes before refrigerating.

For a zestier taste, always prepare the pie a day before you need it. Top with freshly whipped cream and garnish with fresh lime zest.


  1. I heard Jackson is getting a Whole foods. I wish we had more than Kroger in DeSoto county. I pop into Fresh Market and Whole Foods during lunch at work.

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  3. Sorry about that previous deletion. Just wanted to say...My hubby and I honeymooned in the Keys many years ago. My son lived there for about a year. Such a fun place! The best key lime pie I've ever had came from a neat little restaurant on Key Largo called Snooks Bayside. I'll never forget that frosty, creamy key lime pie. Thanks for the recipe! It looks wonderful!