Today’s guest post comes from Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert. Her blog is about saving room for the best parts of life.

Hi! My name is Tricia and I’m a Fredericksburg Virginia blogger. That almost sounds like an introduction made at an AA meeting or something but if you want to get right down to it, blogging is a type-of addiction, or at the very least, addictive. We all blog for some reason but I can’t tell you in JUST a few words why I love it so much. Maybe we thrive on collecting virtual friends from all over the world, maybe we need a creative outlet and a way to express ourselves, and maybe some of us are compulsive bakers. I probably fall somewhere in all of the above categories and so many more.

I was contacted by the lovely and talented Tinsley, foodie contributor of Virginia Bloggers and half of the husband wife blogging team behind CookingShorts. Tinsley wanted to know if I would do a guest post on my favorite summer pie. In 2011 I posted a pie a week for the entire year and ended up with 52 different, wonderfully delicious desserts, and a lot of new friends. Each Sunday my grown children and their friends would stop by to see what I had made, and what they could take home. To each of them I am grateful because instead of 10 extra pounds it would have been 30 or 40 if we had not shared. Please stop by and check out the list of all 52 pies!

So … I’ve thought a lot about summer pies and spent a lot of time trying to pick just one favorite. But in the end I went with Key Lime Pie. Key Lime Pie reminds me of vacations at the beach and icy cold Margaritas. This pie is incredibly simple to make with a bold flavor that is tangy and tart, sweet and fresh. The filling is so smooth you’ll want to savor each and every bite. This pie tastes like summer!


Key Lime Pie

Graham Cracker Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups crushed graham crackers (one whole wax paper package – not a whole box)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • 1 can (14 ounce) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
  • Zest of one key lime

Sweetened Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

 Click here for step-by-step instructions.

I hope you get a chance to make this pie and hope you enjoy as much as we do.

Here are a few of our other summer favorites:

Blueberry Pie

Lemon Ice Box Pie

Summer Berry Pie

Blackberry Pie –

Margarita Pie w/ pretzel crust

Fresh Peach Pie

Thanks so much for allowing me this opportunity to visit with you! Come see us!