After seeing Alison Roman’s recipe for key lime pie, I had nothing but Alison Roman’s key lime pie on the brain for days. The only way to engineer my way out of this was to actually make Alison Roman’s key lime pie. So I did.
In doing so I had the opportunity to use Dairy Isle Sweetened Condensed Milk for the first time; it’s made in ADL’s Perfection plant, just a few blocks away (Oliver and passed it every day on our walk to Birchwood Intermediate School). I used Purity heavy cream for the topping, also made in the neighbourhood.
Roman makes a big to-do about the difficulty of squeezing limes to make the required cup of lime juice, but I found it easy to do, if time-consuming, with a wooden reamer.
We had the pie for dessert tonight. It was everything I’d hoped it would be, the perfect mix of sweet and tart. I feel very capable.