One of my favorite restaurants is Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami (not to be confused with Joe’s Crab Shack). Will Smith once said that Joe’s was his favorite place to eat. For one hundred years, Miami natives and tourists alike have dined along side celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali and Jennifer Lopez. Joe’s has been a south beach institution since 1913! My husband loves the stone crabs and the key lime pie. I love the key lime pie (not so into stone crabs). Joe’s is really famous for their key lime pie and I finally perfected it (as close as it can be). Next time you’re in SoBe, make sure you find time to visit Joe’s and try the Key Lime Pie. It’s cold. It’s tart. It’s creamy. It’s delicious. (Or, just stay home and make mine!) Joe’s has limited summer hours, so check before you go. Here’s the address:
11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
I actually made these mini key lime pies as an early birthday surprise for my son-in-law because I knew I would be out of the country on his birthday. He simply loves these! And I’m up for the mother-in-law of the year award because I take my own advise. You can read it here!
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tsp. lime zest
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- ⅔ cup fresh key lime juice
- For crust:
- 1-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- To make crust, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter together and press firmly to bottom and sides of pie plate. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In mixer with wire whisk, beat egg yolks and lime zest on high speed until very fluffy (about 5 minutes).
- Gradually add the condensed milk and beat 3-4 minutes longer. Lower speed and gradually add the lime juice until combined.
- Pour into crust and bake 10 minutes. Cool and then refrigerate until well chilled.
Helpful Hint: You can also buy a ready made graham cracker crust or bake them in small pans like I did so that everyone gets their own! I tried to find the tiny tart pans with the removable bottoms, but couldn’t. Also, never, ever use bottled lemon or lime juice when making a pie. It will give it an artificial, yucky taste. And if you don’t have key limes on hand, go ahead and use the juice from regular limes. It’s not quite the same, but really close. Key limes are not just limes grown in the keys. Actually, it’s a specific variety of lime. Read all about key limes here! Time to give it up! What’s your favorite pie?