El Paso’s clubby San Francisco Grill (127A Pioneer Plaza) is a cool downtown retreat from the big-city clamor, and its menu offerings are a far cry from the picante specialties of other local eateries.

The comfortably Southern Key lime pie is the kind of undemanding recipe that does wonders for languid summertime schedules. Servings are bounteous one-sixth-of-a-pie portions, on the principle that nothing succeeds like excess. Diners seem to appreciate the double-sized dessert too: They are spared the inconvenience of having to ask for seconds.

Recipe for San Franciso Grill’s Key Lime Pie.