Making a pie at 30,000 feet


My favorite dessert for as long as I can remember has been key lime pie.  I love the tart and the sweet flavors, the consistency and the ease of making one.  But I never expected that I’d be making one while at cruise altitude on an airplane.  Yet here I am, 30,000 feet over Virginia, and I just managed to have what can reasonably pass for a slice of key lime pie, prepared fresh on board at my seat.

I read about this recipe a couple weeks ago and thought it was a joke.  Surely it couldn’t be done.  Now I’m not sure if any in-flight snack on a domestic flight will ever match up with the deliciousness of what I just ate.  And the best part is that it is incredibly easy to produce, with only two ingredients required.

Start with a drink of any sort that would be served with a lime.  Personally that is a vodka & tonic (or club soda if I’m driving when I land), but there are a number of other options that would work.  Then grab a bag or two of the delicious Biscoff cookies from the snack basket as it makes its way by.  Squeeze the lime on the Biscoff cookies.  That’s all there is to it.  No whipped cream and no creamy consistency, but the flavor is mostly there. 

It is worth noting that this snack is most easily produced on Delta flights thanks to the abundance of Biscoff served on them.  This isn’t quite enough to get me to change my loyalty for carriers, especially with the way Delta has eviscerated their SkyMiles program, but it definitely is a big plus for them in my book.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .
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