This past weekend I went on a 1 day trip to Key West for Fantasy Fest 2012. FF is basically a costumed Mardi Gras, Key West style. Amid drunken revelry and bare-breasted women, I don’t really know why I went there but I still had a great time. My boyfriend and I dressed as post-apocalyptic sea people in keeping with the “A-CONCH-alypse” theme.
As somebody who doesn’t drink I NATURALLY used this trip as an excuse to consume way too much Key Lime Pie under the pretext of finding the best pie in Key West. Trust me, my insides are still mad at me and my skin is paying the price. Stupid gluten sensitivity!
We tried a total of 3 different Key Lime Pies during our stay, my favorite being Blue Heaven’s. Still, I stand by my lifelong claim that Publix Supermarket has the best Key Lime Pie hands down. I don’t care that the ingredients are super sketchy. Actually, I can’t even find a site online to post the ingredients here. Either way, eating a slice of it is a hit of CRACK to my body. Until, half a pie later, I’ve found myself sitting in my Grandmother’s living room at 1am bugging out, jaw clenching, and debating on going to the emergency room from having heart palpitations.
Thank the Primal God’s that this recipe has none of those side effects with almost the same flavor. Oh, and I used regular limes because I’m a cheater cheater pumpkin bread eater.
Note: I didn’t fill the pie filling all the way up to the crust, and burnt top resulted. Don’t make this mistake!