Lisa at Champaign Taste and Simone at Briciole are once again hosting their Novel Event. This is a culinary/literary event that has inspired us over the past couple of years. I have joined in with posts of many of Fannie Flagg's novels, and even the novel Julie and Julia.
I think this time I will go back to the comfort of Fannie Flagg. She is such a great southern writer and paints a picture of every sleepy southern town. This time Little River, just in time for the holidays... in her novel Redbird Christmas.
This is a recipe for Mildred's pie. Not the predictable holiday pie for her..."with Mildred you never knew which way she was going to jump from one minute to the next" (Which might also explain why she ran off to live in New Orleans with Julian.)
"Mildred's Key Lime Pie
4 eggs separated
1/3 cup fresh key lime juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 9inch graham cracker crust*
Mix egg yolks and lime juice together. Add condensed milk. Beat 1 egg white stiff and fold into the egg and lime juice mixture. Beat 3 remaining egg whites and gradually add sugar and cream of tartar. Pour into a graham cracker crust and bake at 350 until egg whites are golden brown."
*For my graham cracker crust I used 1 cup thin ginger snap cookie crumbs and 6 tbs butter, combined and pressed into a pie plate. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
For anyone else who might like to join in the Novel Event, the rules are simple. Post a recipe that is inspired by a novel that you have read. The deadline is November the 7th... You still have time to send it in!