Nothing is sweeter — or more tart — than Florida’s Key Lime pie, named the official state pie in 2006. Key Limes are smaller, seedier, more acidic and have a stronger aroma than Persian limes usually seen on grocery store shelves.
The pale yellow juice of the Key Lime, naturalized in the Florida Keys, has been the inspiration for the Key Lime Pie, invented in Key West in the late 19th century. Local restaurants make it their own.
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