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Aug 3, 2021 - 12:47:06 PM
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rinemb

USA

13816 posts since 5/24/2005

We used to travel to Pensacola, Fl every other year for artistic roller skating nationals, as our daughters always qualified out of regionals.
Though a fair piece from the Keys, most of the restaurants prided themselves with their version of key lime pie. We would eat at different joints every day, and eat key lime pie. Seems they all had a different recipe. Mostly good, some great! We have made them at home and always enjoy.
Please share your like/dislike. Best ever? And recipe if you got em.
Brad

Aug 3, 2021 - 1:17:21 PM

dat

USA

31166 posts since 7/26/2006

Mmmmm, pie, I don’t have a recipe, but I do like key lime pie, I like the little tart, not over sweet,
Another question is, whipped cream on top or straight pie, I’m thinking don’t ruin the pie, just straight pie, save the whipped cream for pumpkin or sweet potato pie

Aug 3, 2021 - 1:17:57 PM

956 posts since 3/7/2006

My my, all that sweetened condensed milk, the heart of just about any version of Key Lime Pie. Or you could call it a cup of milk-wet sugar. I found this one from "A Taste of Home". Super delicious, and light enough you will get less calories out of the entire pie than one slice of the others. Super easy and delicious. Great for weight watchers and diabetics. One thing, I will add a little real lime juice in the mix. It will make a world of difference. This is now my "go to" Key Lime Pie.


Aug 3, 2021 - 1:47:31 PM
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DC5

USA

20025 posts since 6/30/2015

Never met a key lime pie I didn't like. Even when I make the boxed recipe from the grocery store it is yummy. Not as good as what you can get close to the keys, but the essence is there.

Yes to whipped cream, but not too much.
No to meringue, save that for the lemon pies.

Aug 3, 2021 - 2:11:41 PM
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rinemb

USA

13816 posts since 5/24/2005

Years ago all we could get is the bottled key lime juice. Now the little bustards are available fresh up here.
Nothing like squeezing and straining about 25 of those things. I have not done that for a few years.
Brad
We make up some whipped cream, but serve as a topping option.

Aug 3, 2021 - 2:21:30 PM

3810 posts since 4/22/2018

As with many of the things is see/read about on here …. I have never had key lime pie. I really should address that, so if any of you fancy popping over and rustling one up for me, I’d be eternally grateful.

Aug 3, 2021 - 2:59:35 PM

Brian T

Canada

18580 posts since 6/5/2008

Key limes fit just right into my biggest garlic press. 25 years ago? Graham wafer crust?
Kind of a sick color until I added a couple drops of blue food coloring >>> get the lime green thing.
Too much for me to eat any more. Instead, I'll buy 2 dozen big limes and make a batch
of lime marmalade, put up in 8 oz/250ml jars.

Aug 3, 2021 - 3:21:25 PM
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Enfield1858

England

128 posts since 8/1/2020

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Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

As with many of the things is see/read about on here …. I have never had key lime pie. I really should address that, so if any of you fancy popping over and rustling one up for me, I’d be eternally grateful.


Then you have a tastebud cataclysm treat in store for you - but, having eaten it in Tennessee, in my far from humble opinion, if anyone tries to tell me that "you can make it with ordinary limes - there's little real difference" - I would regard them as about as trustworthy as someone who asked me for my bank details, on the promise of giving me a cut of US$10 million in a frozen bank account in Zimbabwe.

What does it taste like?  Imagine a rainbow, with quadraphonic sound, landing on your tongue, or an angel weeping tears of joy on your taste buds.

Regrettably, and unlike ordinary limes, key limes do not travel well, nor keep easily - you can find them being advertised in Britain (with some difficulty), but the chances of you finding them in any of the big supermarkets are probably zero.  So what's your best bet?  Once travel restrictions are lifted, catch a flight to Atlanta, and head north on Interstate 75 - sorted!!  You're welcome smiley

Jack

Edited by - Enfield1858 on 08/03/2021 15:22:16

Aug 3, 2021 - 4:37 PM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

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When we lived in Key West we had a Key Lime tree in the backyard. My wife would pick them, squeeze out the juice, blend with Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk and pour into a graham cracker crust, and refrigerate.
Pretty close to the old Lemon Icebox Pie, but with Key Limes. Nothing fancy but quite tasty. I don't think that it needs a thing but some will top with a bit of whipped creme.
But the best that I've had came from The Fish House in Key Largo, and they use a real pastry pie crust and top it with merengue. They also cook the best dang fish dinner I've had anywhere.

Aug 3, 2021 - 4:49:45 PM
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Enfield1858

England

128 posts since 8/1/2020

@banjo bill-e;  you really, REALLY know how to turn the knife in the wound, doncha?

Sadist!

Aug 3, 2021 - 7:44:53 PM
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We were in the Titusville area waiting for a shuttle launch. Talked to a local about the best Bar B Que in town. Told us about an old mom and pop place on the right side of road, about a half mile ahead. Pulled into a small parking lot and went inside. Old black and white photo's of the astronauts above the booths'. Ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a piece of Key Lime Pie.

Best Bar Que and Key Lime Pie I've have ever eaten.

Aug 3, 2021 - 7:57:42 PM
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Brian T

Canada

18580 posts since 6/5/2008

Key limes and regular limes are night and day. Simply not the same for lime flavor.
Yet, they are the same. You have to make a key lime pie to figure it out.

Aug 4, 2021 - 4:18:38 AM

2389 posts since 7/20/2004

I love key lime pie but it seems I need to get well south of the Mason-Dixon Line to find it, so it’s been a couple of years since I’ve been able to enjoy it.

Aug 4, 2021 - 5:53:34 AM

figmo59

USA

34224 posts since 3/5/2008

Liz here:
I've used this very easy recipe from the food network to great success:

foodnetwork.com/recipes/key-li...1-2011840

Having said that, the best key lime pie I ever had was at a restaurant in Key Largo where they would cook the fish you caught to order. The filling was light and fluffy, more like a mousse than the typical pudding-like consistency.

Aug 4, 2021 - 6:37:21 AM

671 posts since 10/9/2017

quote:
Originally posted by jack crowder

We were in the Titusville area waiting for a shuttle launch. Talked to a local about the best Bar B Que in town. Told us about an old mom and pop place on the right side of road, about a half mile ahead. Pulled into a small parking lot and went inside. Old black and white photo's of the astronauts above the booths'. Ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a piece of Key Lime Pie.

Best Bar Que and Key Lime Pie I've have ever eaten.


There's barbecue in Florida? But that's another thread.

Jonty, I recall seeing bottles of Key lime juice in shops for fancy folk in London a quarter century ago. All the other ingredients are easily had in Blighty. I can't vouch for the quality of said juice, but it might create a reasonable facsimile (or perhaps Advanced Key Lime Pie Substitute, which tastes almost, but not entirely, unlike Key lime pie).

Aug 4, 2021 - 6:38:41 AM
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DC5

USA

20025 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Enfield1858
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

As with many of the things is see/read about on here …. I have never had key lime pie. I really should address that, so if any of you fancy popping over and rustling one up for me, I’d be eternally grateful.


Then you have a tastebud cataclysm treat in store for you - but, having eaten it in Tennessee, in my far from humble opinion, if anyone tries to tell me that "you can make it with ordinary limes - there's little real difference" - I would regard them as about as trustworthy as someone who asked me for my bank details, on the promise of giving me a cut of US$10 million in a frozen bank account in Zimbabwe.

What does it taste like?  Imagine a rainbow, with quadraphonic sound, landing on your tongue, or an angel weeping tears of joy on your taste buds.

Regrettably, and unlike ordinary limes, key limes do not travel well, nor keep easily - you can find them being advertised in Britain (with some difficulty), but the chances of you finding them in any of the big supermarkets are probably zero.  So what's your best bet?  Once travel restrictions are lifted, catch a flight to Atlanta, and head north on Interstate 75 - sorted!!  You're welcome smiley

Jack


Agree with the description, but not the directions.  Fly to Miami, head south on U.S. Rt. 1 until you can't go any further. 

Aug 4, 2021 - 6:54:12 AM

banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

11515 posts since 2/22/2007
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--"the best key lime pie I ever had was at a restaurant in Key Largo where they would cook the fish you caught to order. --"

The Fish House by any chance? Best I've ever had.

Aug 4, 2021 - 7:07:27 AM
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rinemb

USA

13816 posts since 5/24/2005

When fresh key limes are not available, or you don't want the hassle,  the bottled stuff makes a good pie-especially if you do add the juice of a couple of fresh typical limes.

Never had any complaints anyway.  Brad


 

Aug 4, 2021 - 7:10:41 AM
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rinemb

USA

13816 posts since 5/24/2005

We like em all, but when we make it, we make the eggs type, a heavier more dense pie. We have used the Nellie and Joes Recipe below:
 

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/nellie-and-joes-key-lime-pie

Aug 4, 2021 - 8:14:29 AM

Enfield1858

England

128 posts since 8/1/2020

quote:
Originally posted by DC5
quote:
Originally posted by Enfield1858
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

As with many of the things is see/read about on here …. I have never had key lime pie. I really should address that, so if any of you fancy popping over and rustling one up for me, I’d be eternally grateful.


Then you have a tastebud cataclysm treat in store for you - but, having eaten it in Tennessee, in my far from humble opinion, if anyone tries to tell me that "you can make it with ordinary limes - there's little real difference" - I would regard them as about as trustworthy as someone who asked me for my bank details, on the promise of giving me a cut of US$10 million in a frozen bank account in Zimbabwe.

What does it taste like?  Imagine a rainbow, with quadraphonic sound, landing on your tongue, or an angel weeping tears of joy on your taste buds.

Regrettably, and unlike ordinary limes, key limes do not travel well, nor keep easily - you can find them being advertised in Britain (with some difficulty), but the chances of you finding them in any of the big supermarkets are probably zero.  So what's your best bet?  Once travel restrictions are lifted, catch a flight to Atlanta, and head north on Interstate 75 - sorted!!  You're welcome smiley

Jack


Agree with the description, but not the directions.  Fly to Miami, head south on U.S. Rt. 1 until you can't go any further. 


Miami?  In August??  Real Feel temperature 98.6 degrees, and humidity nudging 100%???

That sounds about as close to Hell as I ever want to get!

Aug 4, 2021 - 8:17:34 AM
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DC5

USA

20025 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Enfield1858
quote:
Originally posted by DC5
quote:
Originally posted by Enfield1858
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

As with many of the things is see/read about on here …. I have never had key lime pie. I really should address that, so if any of you fancy popping over and rustling one up for me, I’d be eternally grateful.


Then you have a tastebud cataclysm treat in store for you - but, having eaten it in Tennessee, in my far from humble opinion, if anyone tries to tell me that "you can make it with ordinary limes - there's little real difference" - I would regard them as about as trustworthy as someone who asked me for my bank details, on the promise of giving me a cut of US$10 million in a frozen bank account in Zimbabwe.

What does it taste like?  Imagine a rainbow, with quadraphonic sound, landing on your tongue, or an angel weeping tears of joy on your taste buds.

Regrettably, and unlike ordinary limes, key limes do not travel well, nor keep easily - you can find them being advertised in Britain (with some difficulty), but the chances of you finding them in any of the big supermarkets are probably zero.  So what's your best bet?  Once travel restrictions are lifted, catch a flight to Atlanta, and head north on Interstate 75 - sorted!!  You're welcome smiley

Jack


Agree with the description, but not the directions.  Fly to Miami, head south on U.S. Rt. 1 until you can't go any further. 


Miami?  In August??  Real Feel temperature 98.6 degrees, and humidity nudging 100%???

That sounds about as close to Hell as I ever want to get!


Sweating a little bit for some real good key lime pie, and seeing women with painted on bathing suits is well worth a little suffering.

Aug 4, 2021 - 8:58:08 AM

Enfield1858

England

128 posts since 8/1/2020

quote:
Originally posted by DC5
quote:
Originally posted by Enfield1858
quote:
Originally posted by DC5
quote:
Originally posted by Enfield1858
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

As with many of the things is see/read about on here …. I have never had key lime pie. I really should address that, so if any of you fancy popping over and rustling one up for me, I’d be eternally grateful.


Then you have a tastebud cataclysm treat in store for you - but, having eaten it in Tennessee, in my far from humble opinion, if anyone tries to tell me that "you can make it with ordinary limes - there's little real difference" - I would regard them as about as trustworthy as someone who asked me for my bank details, on the promise of giving me a cut of US$10 million in a frozen bank account in Zimbabwe.

What does it taste like?  Imagine a rainbow, with quadraphonic sound, landing on your tongue, or an angel weeping tears of joy on your taste buds.

Regrettably, and unlike ordinary limes, key limes do not travel well, nor keep easily - you can find them being advertised in Britain (with some difficulty), but the chances of you finding them in any of the big supermarkets are probably zero.  So what's your best bet?  Once travel restrictions are lifted, catch a flight to Atlanta, and head north on Interstate 75 - sorted!!  You're welcome smiley

Jack


Agree with the description, but not the directions.  Fly to Miami, head south on U.S. Rt. 1 until you can't go any further. 


Miami?  In August??  Real Feel temperature 98.6 degrees, and humidity nudging 100%???

That sounds about as close to Hell as I ever want to get!


Sweating a little bit for some real good key lime pie, and seeing women with painted on bathing suits is well worth a little suffering.


Sweating a LITTLE bit??  That sort of weather would turn me into a stinking pile of slimy mush - and incapable of appreciating either the nectar of the gods or the hottest women on the face of the earth!

I'd just want to do this - and stay there until winter!

Aug 4, 2021 - 9:04:06 AM

Enfield1858

England

128 posts since 8/1/2020

quote:
Originally posted by jack crowder

We were in the Titusville area waiting for a shuttle launch. Talked to a local about the best Bar B Que in town. Told us about an old mom and pop place on the right side of road, about a half mile ahead. Pulled into a small parking lot and went inside. Old black and white photo's of the astronauts above the booths'. Ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a piece of Key Lime Pie.

Best Bar Que and Key Lime Pie I've have ever eaten.


I went over to Tennessee and Georgia some years ago with friends - on a trip that was FAR too short! - and we avoided the big touristy places like the plague.  In every small town we stopped at, we asked the local people "Where's a good place to eat?", and invariably we ended up in small places, often mom and pop, and usually looking nothing special from the outside.  But in EVERY case, the service was outstanding, and the food was SUPERB!!

Hope I get a chance to do another trip before I'm done - but, sadly, it looks beyond my reach at the moment.

Aug 4, 2021 - 12:07:14 PM

Brian T

Canada

18580 posts since 6/5/2008

I found my Key Lime Pie recipe in my personal cookbook! I'll bet that I have not looked at that page for 20+ years.

Mom & Pop joints. We have one here, "Beanery 2", in the railway station. I always have a fried tomato/bacon/cheese sandwich and always have soup. I never ask what kind of soup. Andy never fails to make all kinds of good soup. Yesterday was tortilla and pulled pork with corn and beans and sour cream soup. He even showed me his recipe. Curried carrot is still at the top of my list of favorites.

Aug 4, 2021 - 12:20:23 PM
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DC5

USA

20025 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Enfield1858
quote:
Originally posted by jack crowder

We were in the Titusville area waiting for a shuttle launch. Talked to a local about the best Bar B Que in town. Told us about an old mom and pop place on the right side of road, about a half mile ahead. Pulled into a small parking lot and went inside. Old black and white photo's of the astronauts above the booths'. Ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a piece of Key Lime Pie.

Best Bar Que and Key Lime Pie I've have ever eaten.


I went over to Tennessee and Georgia some years ago with friends - on a trip that was FAR too short! - and we avoided the big touristy places like the plague.  In every small town we stopped at, we asked the local people "Where's a good place to eat?", and invariably we ended up in small places, often mom and pop, and usually looking nothing special from the outside.  But in EVERY case, the service was outstanding, and the food was SUPERB!!

Hope I get a chance to do another trip before I'm done - but, sadly, it looks beyond my reach at the moment.


Best barbeque in the SE US is always in a former gas station or roadside shack.  If they have table cloths on the table, go someplace else. 

Aug 4, 2021 - 12:25:08 PM

Mopick

USA

12585 posts since 6/14/2007

Key Lime PIe is the national pie of Florida.

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