This fun, light pie is the perfect kickoff to summertime treat! Beach Pie is a vintage recipe from the south. It combines just the right zip of sweet, salty, and tang into one lovely pie. A Saltine crust and a lemon lime filling make it light enough to want seconds but still sweet enough to fully satisfy.
Beach Pie isn't complicated. It's more of an "assemble the ingredient" type of recipe.
I recently made this pie for a dear friend's bridal shower. I was giving her this beautiful Anthro pie dish from her registry and I had to get my hands on the dish before I gave it away. It is gorgeous and now I want one.
Etched in the middle of the pie pan are the words: EVERYBODY LOVES PIE...because everybody loves pie.
My youngest little heartthrob, Titus, helped me make this pie. These types of recipes are ideal for kids to assist with! His favorite part was breaking up the crackers.
I absolutely delighted in watching Titus bake. I've never watched baking through the adventurous mind of a boy. He would measure off the ingredients and pretend that each ingredient was in war with the other. As the sugar hit the softened butter in the bottom of the pan he would exclaim with sound effects, "and the battle is on! Butter is getting destroyed by an intruder!". His dialogue continued, talking to himself as he worked in a soft but animated voice. His barely above a whisper exclamations could be easily missed but today he had my full attention. Watching him overfilled my being with mad love for this precious little one, who possessed so much heart within.
He carries a sense of wonder and imagination in all he does...even when baking a pie. I'm sure I miss many of these moments as I rush through my hours, drowning out my kids voices with my to do list. But on this day, I held onto every face expression and every word. I watched his lips purse together as he made big sound effects, lowering the Kitchen Aid down, switching the lever with deliberate force and saying, "3,2, 1, fight!", as he powered on the mixer.
Baking is a battle. Who knew?
Saltine Pie Crust
Fresh-squeezed lemons and limes
Fresh Whipped Cream
P.S. This pie is famous for being served with fish. Lemon and fish...you know how that goes. We had fish that night with our extra leftover pie parts.
Beach Pie Recipe
via Chef Bill Smith at OurState
Now it's pie perfect, ready to take to the bridal shower! It was a truly lovely celebration. (delicious tiramisu made by Carrie!)
Enjoy your pie-eating summer:
berries, creamy lemon,
and whatever else fits into a summer pie crust.
Because, everybody loves pie.
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