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Key Lime Pie

A pie that does not end in Florida

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A Quick Tip by SusanJill

  • May 26, 2010
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review by . March 28, 2009
Key Lime Pie
Anytime I ever taste a key lime pie or even see the name, all I can think about is my father, Art.. To share the story,, my dad moved to Miami, Florida at around the age of ten, stayed through his days at the University of Miami as an under grad and then medical school student, until he finally moved west to do his residency at UCLA and made Los Angeles his home..    It's funny, of all the time he spent in Florida, the most lasting memory I have of his stories from that part …
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
Pretty good when you're in the mood. But really good as a yogurt flavor.
Quick Tip by . April 28, 2010
I love key lime pie and always make sure to have a slice when I'm on vacation in Florida. Good pie crust is essential!
Quick Tip by . March 25, 2010
Love this when it is done right but I find the recipes vary a great deal.
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Key limes are the pink flamingos of Florida food, and they are a celebrated part of local color. Key West, Florida, is famous for its fabulous key lime pie, one of America's best-loved regional dishes. Every restaurant in the Florida Keys, and especially in the city of Key West, serves this wonderful pie. There seems to be a key lime pie for every palate, with numerous versions made throughout the region. This pie is considered the official pie of the Florida Keys.

Aficionados of key lime pies argue endlessly about the proper way to make one. Graham-cracker or pastry crust? Meringue on top or whipped cream, or neither? Cooked or uncooked filling? The one thing that they do agrees on is that under no circumstances should you ever add green food coloring. The filling of authentic key lime pie is a light yellow.

As to who made the first key lime pie, no one really knows for sure as it has never been documented. The most likely story is that William Curry (1821-1896), a ship salvager and Florida's first self-made millionaire (commonly referred to as rich Bill), had a cook that was simply know as Aunt Sally. It was Aunt Sally who created the pie in the late 1800s.  Some historians think that Aunt Sally didn't create the Key Lime Pie, but probably perfected a delicacy that was the creation of area fishermen. William Curry built a lavish mansion for his family in 1855 that still is being used today as the Curry Mansion Inn.

It was not until the 1930s that the first recipes were...

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