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Welcome, one and all, to the digital version of Nana's recipe box. Cook and enjoy. Share and photograph. Send me those photos and I will post them alongside the recipes. Feel free to comment on any adaptations you have experimented with, so we can all learn and share and cook together. But most of all, thank you to the great chef herself, who is always loved and never forgotten.

April 7, 2009

Best Key Lime Pie

from Libby, enjoy!


5 tbsp melted butter

1 cup walkers shortbread cookies, crushed

¼ cup sugar

½ cup chopped macadamia nuts + 8-10 coarsely chopped


1 can sweet condensed milk

4 egg yolks

1 3oz. cream cheese

½ cup key lime juice

1 cup 35% cream, whipped

Combine first 4 ingredients, press into 9” pie plate. Put in freezer while making filling. Combine milk and egg yolks. Add cream cheese. Slowly add lime juice. Pour into chilled pie crust and refrigerate overnight. Top with whipped cream and scattered nuts.

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