Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Key Lime Pie: What a tart!

Congratulations, Julie, on your
Barry and Anthony Awards!
I'm thrilled for you!

In fact, I'm so tickled for you,
I baked you one of my favorites:


Darn, you live too far away for me to deliver it. I'll just have
to eat it myself. The sacrifices I make!

Now we all have staples in our pantries -- flour, sugar and salt --
and in our refrigerator -- milk, butter and eggs. These are the things
we simply can not function without. Growing up in the Northeast, I
remember the emergency runs we made to stock up at the grocery store
when a blizzard (1978, anyone?) or hurricane was predicted. It could get
downright ugly in the canned section if supplies were running low!

Well, one of my staples is Nellie & Joe's Famous Lime Juice.
I use it on everything. Seriously, I can't even look at a fajita unless
it's been doused with Nellie & Joe's.

But my favorite recipe from Nellie & Joe's is the one
right on the back of the bottle for KEY LIME PIE.

Quite simply, it is:

9" graham cracker pie crust
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks (whites not used)
½ cup Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice

Combine milk, egg yolks and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
Pour filling into pie crust and bake at 350º for 15 minutes.
Allow to stand 10 minutes before refrigerating. Just before
serving, top with freshly whipped cream, or meringue,
and garnish with lime slices.

Does it get any easier than that? Not likely. And let me tell
you, this is one sweet and tart fabulous pie.

You can see more lime-licious recipes at:
And I encourge you to consider adding
Nellie & Joe's to your list of staples.
I know if a blizzard ever hits Arizona,
I'll be relieved to have my Key Lime
juice in the frig!

Jenn McKinlay
March 2010

aka Lucy Lawrence
Sept 2009
April 2010


  1. I never thought a key lime pie could be so easy! I'm really pumped. I'll be making this one...thanks!

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  2. Thanks for the congrats ;-)
    And I'm sold on this recipe! I've never heard of Nellie and Joe's but I think I'm going to get some ASAP. The lime juice I've used in the past is ... eh (and I'm being kind). Thanks for the heads-up. Can't wait to try it!


  3. Jenn - This is great. I never bought this product before but you've sold me!

    I checked the state-by-state retailers to see who sells Nellie and Joes and I see a few of my local groceries are on their distro list.

    For anyone who wants to check for stores in their local area, Click Here to see what stores in your area sell Nellie and Joe’s Lime Juice

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  4. Thanks for the link, Cleo. This sounds too easy to be true, Jenn! What a great alternative for Thanksgiving. Not everyone loves pumpkin, after all!

  5. Ahhh, that looks like a recipe even I can make!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Cleo, thanks for that link!

  6. Oh Yum... I wil definately be making this one.

  7. I like it with a meringue topping but Hub
    prefers Cool Whip. Out of sheer laziness,
    he usually wins!

  8. Thanks for the Nellie and Joes. I'm with Julie, not happy with the key lime juice I've used in the past.

    Blizzard of '78! Oh, yes. I was a junior in college with a Monday night class. We went 5 weeks with no Monday classes because of the weather.