We would like to say Thank You!
To all the people who made our tour of Florida promoting Florida Sweets, thank you again for being so sweet.
From Florida Sweets and my brother Pat, who wrote he introduction and ended each chapter with a PS fro Pat:
PS from Pat
My wife, Carolyn (Castles Sheffield), makes my favorite dessert, Florida carrot cake, using carrots from my garden. My second favorite is Florida lemon pie. Growing up, my mom and good sister didn’t make a lot of lemon meringue pies, but I always got to eat them at the Sheffield and Owens family reunions. Now, my gorgeous wife and trusty daughter make wonderful lemon pies every winter from my stock of home-grown lemons. I have even squeezed the juice and frozen it for use throughout the year. Tied for third are citrus pie and pecan pie. Carolyn uses fresh pecans from her parents’ North Florida farm, and these pies that she makes remind me of the ones I had growing up. Carolyn’s Florida citrus pie, using fresh home-grown Key limes and blood oranges, is a great pleasure to eat around Christmas and New Year’s each year. There is nothing as good as watching an FSU bowl game victory and eating citrus pie.
Carolyn mixes the juices from my potted Key limes with my yard-grown blood oranges and adds a touch of cold whoop* to make a mild citrus pie. I’ve got to keep the limes in a pot so I can bring them in the shed on those few freezing nights we have in the Panhandle each year.
Carolyn’s Tasty Florida Citrus Pie
5 egg yolks, beaten
1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1⁄4 cup Key lime juice from Pat’s tree
1/3 cup of blood orange from Pat’s tree
1⁄2 cup of cold whoop*
9-inch graham cracker pie crust
can of Reddi Wip
zest of lime and orange for garnish
Preheat oven to 375. Combine and mix egg yolks, milk, juices and cold whoop. * Pour into unbaked graham cracker shell. Bake 20 minutes. Let cool (in refrigerator if husband is getting impatient and ready to eat). Top with Reddi Wip® and garnish. Serve to husband with smile. Stand by for much appreciation and love in return for serving such a tasty Florida pie to husband.
(I did take some husbandly liberties by adding/altering her directions a tiny bit.)
*The package spelling is Cool Whip.
Jack and I have one last presentation at the Panama City Beach Library on Wednesday February 21 at 10:30 am, we hope you’ll stop by if you’re in the area.