Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday is PIE DAY!

At my National Pie Day party, I received a bottle of key lime juice as a hostess gift. Thanks Gayle!
It came to mind last night as I was mulling over what kind of pie to make for this week's PIE DAY.
Still undecided this morning, I checked the fridge. I have been putting off any trips to the grocery store this week, so the pickings were a little spare. But, aha!, a lime and 3 eggs......coupled with the key lime juice, this was all I needed to hit on the perfect pie for the day. Using my Shaker Lemon Pie recipe as a guide, I created this simple, tart wonder. I just sampled the first piece on my sunny front porch, and promptly named it Sunny Day Lime Pie. It fits my mood and the day to a tee. Such a happy (and simple!) pie.

Sunny Day Lime Pie

single 9" pie crust
1 medium lime
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1/4 cup key lime juice
1/8 t salt

-zest lime, then slice off ends and remaining peel, being sure to remove all of the white pith
-slice lime very thinly
-mix zest and lime slices with sugar
-let stand one hour
-beat eggs into sugar mixture
-add key lime juice and salt
-beat well for 2 minutes
-pour into prepared pie crust
-bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes
-reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees
-bake an additional 30 minutes
-let cool completely before slicing


  1. That looks so yummy right now!

  2. Now this my friend looks amazing...I am so into pie because of YOU!

    It was 9pm last night and I felt like making a lemon I DID!

    sending you oooooodles of love this weekend. xoxoxox