Atlantic Pie
2020 November 22

I made some Atlantic pie recently with a few modifications. I think it turned out pretty good. I basically followed the New York Times recipe. I wanted to make something using saltine crackers. This turned out to be way easier than expected.

  1. You’ll need more butter than the recipe calls for in the crust. I used an extra quarter stick. It helps the crust come together better. Otherwise it’s too powdery.
  2. It helps to use a spoon to press the crust into place.
  3. I used a mixture of lemons and limes. I believe it was 1 lime to about 3 lemons.
  4. You can use a food processor for all the steps. I used a food processor to make the filling, since I didn’t want to dirty another bowl.
  5. It’s surprising that the filing can be as simple as condensed milk with somethings mixed into it.
  6. I only had 2 eggs, so I supplemented with some frozen banana. This made the pie taste a little bit like bananas.

Overall this was really easy and I recommend the recipe. I think my modifications added a lot. I also think that the pie can be adapted in many ways. It seems to be rather forgiving.

I like pie.

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Written by Henry J Schmale on 2020 November 22