|Key Limes (Photo from lookimadethat.com.)|
We really like Key lime pie, but in Raleigh it is difficult to find Key limes, and most of us use ordinary limes for making Key lime pies. I don't like to use the bottled Key lime juice, because it seems to make the pie too acidic.
Now that we are in Southern Florida we hope to get the pie made with REAL key limes. We are trying Key lime pie as a dessert each time we have the opportunity. The three of us share one piece of pie.
|Key lime pie we shared in Fort Lauderdale.|
Key limes were cultivated for thousands of years in the Indo-Malayan region, and this variety has long been treasured for its fruit and decorative foliage.
|Key lime pie in Naples.|
It flourished in South Florida, particularly the Florida Keys, hence the current common name of Key lime. Due to hurricane-depleted soils, locals switched from pineapple commercial crops to limes in 1906, and business boomed until a hurricane wiped out the lime groves, never to be restored. Today, most Key limes come from Mexico
Here's now to make a quick and easy Key Lime Pie.
I noticed that Key limes are available in the grocery stores down here, and I plan to take some home, but I will wait until we are actually in the Keys later in the week. And I can't wait to try the Key lime pie down in the Keys. Of course, I like Key lime pie anywhere.