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A dessert tradition adopted locally by travelers to Key West who came back loving the sharper taste of the smaller key lime species, this contribution to the world of pie-dom is now sought by die-hard fans. Tart and creamy, key lime pie can be covered in meringue or sparsely dolloped with fresh whipped cream. Either way, it's the pie for which Florida has become famous.
Key lime juice has a yellowish tone and in its finished pie
format can look deceptively like lemon meringue in the bakery case.
Even an educated sweet seeker always asks.
In this year's "Best of Miami" issue, the Bar in Coral Gables took top honors for its version, but where else can you find a slice of killer key lime pie in the city? Here's our Top 10.