key lime pie

noun, often capitalized K

Definition of key lime pie

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

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In Basalt, try any of the homemade desserts at Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar, such as the scrumptious key lime pie that is almost always available. Jeanine Barone, The Know, "Ride your bike on these Colorado railroad routes without fear of being run over by a train," 2 July 2019 Hernandez shares his recipes for crab cakes and key lime pie for others to try during summer months ahead. Judy Buchenot, Naperville Sun, "Suburban Cooks: Life changes takes this self-taught chef on journey that started with cooking out of necessity," 11 June 2019 Yes, there were steaks, but also king crab claws, seafood towers, truffle macaroni and cheese and key lime pie just to name a few of the dishes. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Houston senior who fed pizza to homeless instead of graduation party is feted by posh steakhouse," 17 June 2019 Johnny’s in Roland Park will serve buffet brunch and dinner with specials like key lime pie and smoked salmon. Christina Tkacik,, "Father's Day dining specials in the Baltimore area," 12 June 2019 Think about all those peach pies, key lime pies and pecan pies that point to locales downwind from the Mason-Dixon line. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Boise Pie Co. shows its Southern roots, bakes up delicious desserts," 12 July 2018 The world’s best key lime pie is at Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West Resort. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 For $59, there’s choice of salad, followed by an entrée paired with choice of fresh vegetable or potato and an dessert of double chocolate mousse, key lime pie or soufflé. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Free sandwiches and specials for Father's Day," 15 June 2018 From stone crab to key lime pie, add these 10 dishes to your Sunshine State dining bucket list. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "How I saved $500 on my vacation ... and how you can, too," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of key lime pie

1946, in the meaning defined above

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