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Tram’s Key Lime Pie

We weathered the storm, put everything that blew down, back up, and had a wonderful pot-luck 4th of July BBQ/Pool Party.

dining table

I’ll be posting photos along with not only my recipes but the delicious recipes from the guests as well.

What better place to start than with dessert? All of the desserts were brought by guests, which makes them all my favorite!

We’ll begin with Tram’s Key Lime Pie. Tram and Steve brought Zak & Zoey, and they were the hit of the party, of course. No one could resist either one of the adorable nearly 4-month-old sweetie-pies.

Unfortunately, Heidi Klum ruined the party for Zoey. How on earth could a supermodel ruin a party for a baby, you ask! Tram, thoughtfully, dressed the twins in outfits that I had given them. The outfit I gave Zoey was from the “Truly Scrumptious Clothing by Heidi Klum” baby clothing line.

Zoey looked adorable, but the outfit was either pinching or scratching or somehow irritating her.  The otherwise sweet-natured Zoey was very unhappy. She screamed bloody murder until the outfit was finally removed but by then she was so wiped out that the only photo I got of her was of her sound asleep on my bed. Poor little Zoey!


Zak, on the other hand, was the life of the party!


Every woman in attendance had their hands on him at one time or another, as seen here with Sloane, proudly showing him off, while Papa Steve is showing off his burger and brats.

Tram and Steve

Tram and Steve hamming for the camera as they dish up their dessert plates.

Trams Key Lime Pie

Tram’s Key Lime Pie

1  1/2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Two 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon lime zest, plus more for garnish
1 cup key lime or lime juice
2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mix graham crackers, sugar, and butter in a food processor, then press the mixture into a pie pan. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, then cool.

Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees. Whisk together the condensed milk, lime zest, lime juice, and eggs until well blended.

Pour into the cooled pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes, cool, then refrigerate until cold. Garnish with fresh lime zest, if desired.

Key Lime Pie Slice

Slice into wedges and Enjoy!!!

Makes 1 delicious pie

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1 Tram Mai { 07.06.14 at 9:32 AM }

So happy you liked my key lime pie!! I’ll make it for you any time! You can top it with whip cream if you like, but I like it just the way it is. Your party was so much fun and everything was beautiful & delicious!!! Thank YOU Linda! Xoxo

2 Sheila { 07.06.14 at 1:46 PM }

Still reeling from all the scrumptious food! Thanks for including me, it was beautiful and FUN as ALWAYS!

3 Sheila { 07.06.14 at 1:47 PM }

Tram, can’t wait to make this so I can do that ‘ tart tongue dance’ 😀 yum

4 Linda Hopkins { 07.06.14 at 7:46 PM }

You two are the BEST! xoxo

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