key lime pie

noun, often capitalized K

Definition of key lime pie

: a usually meringue-topped lime-custard pie traditionally made from key limes

Examples of key lime pie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The specimens were moved to six coolers the color of key lime pie and packed with dry ice. Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times, "3 Vans, 6 Coolers, a Plane, a Storm and 2 Labs: A Nasal Swab’s Journey," 13 Apr. 2020 On the packages, the flavor notes are described as reminiscent of jasmine tea, key lime pie, elderflower and almond brittle. San Diego Union-Tribune, "$35 for a cup of coffee? But it’s locally grown by Grammy winner Jason Mraz," 5 Oct. 2019 Other dessert options include key lime pie, chocolate pecan cookie pie and an inside-out ice cream sundae. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "What to know about Chauncey Social, north Scottsdale's new nightclub and restaurant," 12 Dec. 2019 The key lime pie had just the right mix of sweet and tart, while the Rumchata cheesecake was very good at capturing the distinct liqueur flavor in the cheesecake and whipped cream. John-john Williams Iv,, "Review: No mutinies over the food at this Elkridge pirate bar," 28 Oct. 2019 For dessert, Felix’s offers key lime pie, bread pudding and cheesecake – but diners could enjoy those anywhere, Harbison says. Michelle Matthews, al, "This coastal Alabama restaurant serves a Mardi Gras-themed dessert year-round," 29 Oct. 2019 Finish with something sweet like Nana’s Wine Cake, served with pecans and a warm wine sauce, or a dessert straight from island life: miniature key lime pies. Carla Jean Whitley, al, "This new eatery brings Caribbean food and flair to Avondale," 11 Nov. 2019 Quibbles were forgotten when dessert arrived: key lime pie and orange creme brulee ($9 each). Coco Mccabe,, "Dal Mare in Beverly Farms offers a classic night out," 7 Aug. 2019 For pies, my favorites are potato pie, key lime pie, pecan pie, and bean pie. Juliet Pennington,, "The VIP Lounge with Deatrich Wise Jr.," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of key lime pie

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Key lime pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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