I was born in Key West and I take my Key lime desserts very seriously. Using a small spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the frozen Key lime pie slices. I must confess that Lydia, Bryce, and I ate that first slice I cut moments after the photograph was taken. Porky's Bayside 1410 Overseas Hwy. On a particularly muggy day in Florida, frozen Key lime pie is the way to go. Located in Cocoa Village, Florida, one of the favorite Spring Break locales in the state, The Florida Key Lime Pie Company has a Tiki Bar, retail store and restaurant, where you can order or purchase key lime pie desserts, food or trinkets.
Key West residents will tell you that the two local Publix grocery stores have some of the best Key lime pie in town. Their pie has a cashew graham cracker crust and a vanilla bean whipped cream topping. Whatever your fancy, you can usually do it with key lime pie. This classic key lime pie features a graham cracker crust and mango and raspberry coulis swirls. Of course, Conchs will argue they are inferior if not from the Florida Keys. Just be sure the pie is really set before you try dipping it in the chocolate, ok? I humbly tell you that it is mine.
Feuds have begun, alliances have dissolved, and friendships have ended over this simple pie. Press into a 9-inch pie pan, making sure the sides and the bottom are an even thickness. So after this exhaustive trip ha, ha I have some recommendations for you for making your own best key lime pie. Since this is a no-bake recipe filling, just pour into your chilled pie crust. Homemade or canned whipped cream? You can feel these steps out on your own since your freezer may run a little colder than mine.
Add to that the lime juice, which contained citric acid and the combination caused a thickening reaction. If not, use regular lime juice and add a splash of orange juice for added flavor. The Roost also happens to be a liquor store, so purchase a bottle or two to take home with you. Remove from heat when almost all of the chocolate has melted. Locals love the meringue topping, browned on top. Set bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickened and frothy about 5 minutes.
One thing that sets a true key lime pie apart from the pretenders is the use of real key lime juice squeezed from fruit harvested from plants now native to parts of the West Indies and Mexico but with origins in Asia. Every October on the last Friday of the final week of Fantasy Fest, locals go all out, dressing up in themed costumes in groups, then parading through the streets of Old Town, stopping at cocktail stations for refreshments along the way. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges just start to darken. Want to know how to make the most popular dessert on the island? I have seen crusts made of all kinds of nuts, oreo cookies, cheerios, ginger snaps, pretzels and animal crackers. For the decoration, beat the heavy cream on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Whimsical would be one word to describe this establishment. And dessert always comes last.
For an added bonus, you can sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, too! Uva carries only small production wines and Gambuzza can easily guide you through his own curated selections. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges just start to darken. The pie is huge and the filling stands several inches tall. Set aside and allow crust to cool. This pretty little number is going to win you a lot of friends this summer. Kermit's locally legendary rendition features a graham-cracker crust and their signature rich, tart filling.
It would be fun to try different combinations, like lemon pie with a white chocolate drizzle or even an orange pie with a milk chocolate drizzle. I discovered a wide variety of sweet treats and Key lime inspired goodies —cookies, chocolates, candy, chilli sauce, you name it — and the free taste tests gave the kids a sample of key lime jelly beans, fudge and more. Pour the filling into the cooled pie crust and place in the freezer for 24 hours. The key lime juice generally comes from a bottle make sure it is key lime juice and not Persian lime juice or a blend. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
This giveaway is in no way sponsored, and all words, opinions, and actions are my own. More experienced divers can even swim through the hull. Bonus points: the venue hosts live music acts on the weekends and is home to the best jukebox in town, pool tables and a dart board — all to be enjoyed while munching on the free popcorn on offer. But meringue lovers will adore the dish. A trip to the Southern state would not be complete without indulging in a slice of this famous delicacy.
If you do use it -- how much will do? Key West had a few cases of dengue fever that year and a bunch of inspired locals donned classic disco outfits, like the white Saturday Night Fever suit, but as mosquitos, replete with giant wings. Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, shellfish and meat may increase the risk of foodborne illness. Key lime pie is the family favorite at my house. And while the pie is scrumptious on its own, we are taking it a step further in this recipe — with chocolate. Opened and operated by chef Lynn Bell, The Square Grouper has quickly become a favorite of the locals in the Middle Keys.