June 22, 2016

Atlantic Beach Pie

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Last week I got to have an amazing girl’s night out with my bestie. Usually after we have cocktails, we always convince ourselves that ice cream is necessary, and so we went to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream since we were downtown.
There is well I fell in love with Atlantic Beach Pie.
As a foodie, this was something I had never heard of before and I was intrigued. The lady at the counter said it was saltines, lemon pudding and sweet cream. SOLD. I immediately loaded up my still warm waffle cone and I had about 10 minutes in heaven.
Puzzled why I had never heard of this, I began researching the pie and once I learned all about it, well you know one had to be made! Here is the original recipe with one tweak from me – lemon zest!

Adapted from Bill Smith’s Recipe

  • 60 saltine crackers
  • ½ cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 350˚. Crush the crackers finely, but not to dust. Add the sugar, then knead in the butter until the crumbs hold together like dough. Press into an 8-inch pie pan. Chill for 15 minutes, then bake for 18 minutes or until the crust colors a little. While the crust is cooling (it doesn’t need to be cold), beat the egg yolks into the milk, then beat in the citrus juice. It is important to completely combine these ingredients. Pour into the shell and bake for 16 minutes until the filling has set. The pie needs to be completely cold to be sliced. Serve with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of sea salt.

11 responses to “Atlantic Beach Pie”

  1. Farrah says:

    That looks AMAZING! This girl is a sucker for anything with sweetened condensed milk.

  2. This is the perfect combination of sweet and salty! I've never heard of this but I can tell you that it sounds and looks amazing.

  3. I was so curious about this pie when I saw it on your snapchat! Sounds delicious! I love a good sweet/salty combination.

  4. This sounds so interesting, I've never heard of it either! The saltines are a great idea for this pie crust!

  5. Sounds interesting! I've never heard of it either. Sounds good.

  6. Michelle says:

    Oh how good does this sound. Like custard in a shell. A unique pie and one I certainly will be trying. Thanks for linking at Party at My Place.

  7. Yum!
    This pie looks wonderful!
    I found your post on Part at My Place.
    Hope you have a great weekend~

  8. Patty says:

    You had me a "pie", but the recipe looks so easy I may have to try it! I don't think I could screw it up. Thanks for the great addition for my recipe box. I found this post by being a part of the #Alittlebitofeverything link party from last wednesday. I'm just now finishing up visiting all the links. It's been a busy week, but I'm glad I took the time to do this.

  9. Shared on my FB page. Sound so good!

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