Coastal Key Lime Pie ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month
We’ve delivered delicious seafood recipes for the last few months, but with the warmer weather on the Gulf Coast, we couldn’t wait to bring you a delightfully cool treat. Although key lime pie originated in Key West, Florida in 1855, it’s been a coastal favorite for as long as we can remember. Key lime pie can be prepared a number of different ways, sometimes even made with mango puree or greek yogurt. Serve it as a parfait, fro-yo pops, or in truffles – this recipe is completely customizable! However, our favorite recipe is in its tried-and-true pie form, with a heavenly graham cracker crust and garnished with plenty of lime. Try our Coastal Key Lime Pie recipe at your next family get-together, whether you’re on a vacation in Destin, Florida or gathered around the dinner table at home.
For the true pie connoisseur, you’re sure to find this delicious pie at just about any restaurant or grocery store across our areas. The Donut Hole in Destin is famous for its key lime pie, while others would argue that Hemingway’s on Pensacola Beach serves an unforgettable slice. Over in Orange Beach, Hope’s Cheesecake offers traditional, gluten-free, and reduced sugar key lime pie. Of course, just about anyone native to the Gulf Coast would agree that your local Publix Grocery Store is a top contender for delicious key lime pie as well. Read on below for how to create this coastal classic yourself!