My mom always tells this story. Back in the 1980s, she and my dad went to dinner at an old Austin restaurant and, for dessert, ordered Key Lime Pie. As they ate, they both agreed this was the best Key Lime Pie they’d ever had.
So the next day, my mom called the restaurant and asked for the recipe. The restaurant declined to give it out, but said the recipe was once featured in a cooking magazine. With two toddlers in tow, my mom tracked down that magazine at the Austin Public Library and quickly scribbled down a shorthand version in the back of her Joy of Cooking cookbook.
The binding of her old cookbook fell apart, but I saved the back page and have been making my version of that Key Lime Pie for years. I can’t wait for you to try it. And while I don’t want to totally oversell it, multiple friends have said this pie is literally “the best pie they have ever had.” I know my mom agrees! Would love to hear what you think, too!