Key Lime Pie

 Believe it or not, Florida is much more than the hanging chads. It’s a beautiful state. While I am partial to California and Hawaii, I think Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S. Driving through its freeways is quite a visual experience, complete with palm trees and greenery on either side. Driving through the scenic route by the coast is an absolute bonus.

Last week, my friend visiting from Germany and I drove from Atlanta, Georgia to Miami, Florida — and back — making stops in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood (yes, they have a Hollywood in Florida, where my sister lives). We stayed a couple days in South Beach after our Bahamas cruise. I’ve never really explored the beaches of South Beach in my past visits  there until this time around. Quite impressive!

Dining in South Beach is always a great experience, except for some ridiculous prices for a Mojito on Ocean Drive.  $16 for a Mojito served in a plastic cup!!!!

If there is one thing that I always think of when I hear “Florida,” it’s the key lime pie.  You don’t have the right to say you’ve been to Florida unless you’ve had this awesome dessert. Or snack. Or meal 🙂

INGREDIENTS

5 egg yolks, beaten

1 can, sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup key lime juice

One  9-inch pie crust

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In  a bowl, mix the beaten egg yolk, condensed milk and lime juice.

Pour mixture into the pie crust. Cover the ends of the pie crust with foil to prevent burning when baking.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Let stand for a few minutes or put in the refrigerator to cool.

When ready to serve, garnish with lime slices and if desired, with chocolate syrup.

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