Happy Hour: Atlantic Beach Pie

Aug 18, 2023

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who eat cake on their birthdays and people who don’t.  And some of the weirdos in the latter category (I said what I said) eat pie as an alternative.  So if you’re a “birthday pie” eater with a late summer celebration coming up, may I present for your consideration: The Atlantic Beach Pie.

NYT Cooking describes Atlantic Beach Pie as a “dreamy mashup” of lemon meringue and key lime.  Less sweet than its Florida sister, with a Saltine cracker crust, this North Carolina concoction sounds delightful.  Oh, and if, like me, you can never find a good time to make a whole pie, use these tins to make small ones and gift them to neighbors and colleagues.  If my brother was eating sweets right now, I would definitely be making this for his birthday this Monday.

Sloane’s birthday is next week.  Whatever wrong-headed choices I may make as a mother, serving pie will not be one of them.  She will be eating cake.  Coconut.  Like her middle-namesake, my Great-Grandmother Inez, intended.  And while Sloane smashes frosting into her hair, I will be wearing this white dress from Anthropologie.

I kept a human child alive for an entire year, I deserve something nice.

This dress has a wonderful, near-universally flattering shape.  It’s not hard to see why it’s one of Anthro’s best sellers.  It comes in seven colors and prints.  It’s also available in plus and petite.

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  1. JBINDC says:

    Congrats mama! You did it!! And what a pretty dress to celebrate in.

  2. Amy says:

    This North Carolinian adds a quarter cup of tequila and a tablespoon of Cointreau to the pie filling to transform the Atlantic Beach pie into a margarita pie. Cake for baby’s first birthday, margarita pie for mom!

  3. Ashleigh says:

    I have noticed a depressing trend of not having cake at children’s birthday parties (if there is a cake is is only a smash cake for the birthday kid). There are cupcakes, ice cream, and other desserts. But who seriously has a children’s birthday party without cake.

  4. irmck says:

    Congratulations on Sloane’s birthday! Keeping a human child for a year is a huge accomplishment, and you did it!

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