My first slice of Key Lime Pie was in college and was made by one of my roommates. That's right; once upon a time, I was not the resident baker! Sure, I occasionally baked cookies for my "long distance" boyfriend, but a pie? They're impressive.
More broadly, key lime pie also reminds me of springtime with it's bright, citrusy flavor and pale green tint. If you've never made it before, you maybe surprised at how little goes into making it. The filling consists of a handful of ingredients: a pinch of salt, sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice and zest. Depending on if you buy or make the crust from scratch, you're looking at 20-40 minutes total (including prep and bake time!).
It's the perfect simple, yet spectacular dessert.