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Key Lime Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Key Lime Pie, by , is from The Ledbetter Family Cookbook, 4th Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Louise Dobbs Younger
Added: Wednesday, February 25, 2009


1 nine inch graham cracker pie shell
1 fourteen ounce can Eagle Brand condensed milk
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup key lime juice (about 8 key limes or substitute Nellie & Joes Key Lime Juice)
Fresh whipped cream to garnish

Combine egg yolks, lime juice, and condensed milk, and blend well. Pour into pie shell, and bake for 20 - 30 minutes at 350, or until set. Chill. Serve with fresh whipped cream. Alternatively, bake 15 minutes, top hot pie with meringue and bake 15 more minutes. Chill and serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is an email that Daddy sent to my friends Kelly and Greg about some of his memories in the Service. Greg's father was in the 101st Airborne also. I thought you would enjoy reading it.

From: John Younger
Date: September 9, 2016
To: shinkle@numail.org
Subject: Thank You!

As both the Ivers' hospital, and myself have had problems I did not want you to think that the beautiful birthday card was received unnoticed!

I have wanted to meet both you, and Greg, as I was at MacCall, and Maxton when they were training the 10th/17th with the cadre from the 101st.

My father knew that they were sending replacements overseas with little or no training, so he grew up with a Colonel in the 177th both who had served together in the infantry. When my father got tired of walking he changed his age in the family bible so he would be 21, and eligible to fly.

Fortunately he flew in WWI and returned with no problems, however in 1940 both he and the Colonel were called up! Both were first stationed in DC where they went through the Staff, and Command School.

After this my father was send to the ORD at Greensboro, NC where I had the run of the Post! I was taught to use all the weapons, however they taught me how to use the grease gun without making it climb on automatic fire, by holding the magazine upright. I did so well they began to call me "little Cole Younger!"

I know I had a lot of help squeaking me into MacCall, as this was before I enlisted shortly after "D" Day at the age of 17. So when I was with the 155th anti tank/anti aircraft I was a Jeep driver with a quad 50 on the rear seat. (I believe this was to keep me out of trouble!)

Most of the soldiers were assigned to batteries, also there was the Signal, and I often wondered why I was not assigned to that group, as I knew the Morse Code/Blinkers from the Boy Scouts!

The only gliders I recall were at Maxton, and I had 2 rides which I never want to repeat again! Those Waco Gliders were not safe, and I used to watch them take them apart without any trouble!

Well Greg what battery was your father assigned, or was he infantry? I did my jumps at Ft. Benning while the 17th did their jumps in TN. (I laugh when I am told that Mason Jars are still being recovered near the 17th camp which we use to pass by on our way to Columbia, TN.) (Moon Shine!)

I had many friends from the 82nd, and the 101st, and I can tell many funny stories about my days in the Service! When I went through the normal procedures to request a transfer to the 17th nothing happened! So I write a letter to the Commanding Officer of Scott Field with my prior knowledge that I had learned in Military School this was against Army Regulations. I also added that my cousin had been killed in the Pacific, and I had not been assigned to a school, so I had been spending my time in the gym.

Action I received, as 2 MP's arrived in a jeep, and took me into the CO's office! I never will forget his name, as on the desk was Colonel Neal Creighton USMA!!!! He pounded his West Point ring on his desk, as he baled me out saying he could have put me in the stockade! I think I smiled when Inremembered how I had signed the letter, however, I was at a rigid attention! (Your Obedient Servant!)

Thank you again for the beautiful card on my 90th birthday! I with you would come by sometime, as I would like to meet both of you. Unfortunately I use a walker, and don't get around very much any more. Greg we need to chat!!!
Best Regards,
John Younger




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