I have a big surprise for my family today - and one that I know they will love! We're going to be taste-testing two different types of key lime pies - and on such a hot and sultry summer night, this will be perfect fun! Just one of the hazards of living with a food-blogging Mama!
For this recipe, and really just about in every case, you are ALWAYS going to be better off using fresh, ripe limes. Meyer limes are here for such a short period of time each summer that I really like to take advantage of them when they are available. If it is off-season, you can also use regular fresh limes for this recipe - it will still be fabulous!
The filling is smooth, creamy, and perfectly tart and sweet - it just melts in your mouth!
I've also learned that when you need to snap a few photos before serving, that it is REALLY hard to take pictures of fresh whipped cream on a hot summer day - I had to snap these really fast! But not as fast as everyone in the family was snapping up this pie!
Key Lime Pie #1 challenge accepted - and next we'll move on to the challenger! Hope that you enjoy this family favorite recipe as much as we do - it is the perfect summer treat!