On Monday, we went to the place where, according to my friend, they sold the best Key lime pie on the island: Blue Heaven, an open-air restaurant in Key West’s historic Bahama Village.
And here’s a prize specimen, winking at me from a shelf in the fridge:
Now, we didn’t actually stay and eat our piece of pie on the premises. Instead, we took advantage of the Blue Heaven practice of selling off pies, which didn’t quite hit all the beauty parameters, for a bargain price of US$20.
Aw, just look at it… a bit squat compared to its supermodel cousin in the fridge, but who wouldn’t want to adopt one of those!?
They put it in a box for us and we took it home 🙂
What was the verdict?
In short, my friend was right. This KLP was top notch. I loved the meringue topping, it just works soooo much better than the sickly sweet oozings of cream, which seems to be the prevalent choice of KLP topping.
The filling was fresh, zesty and creamy, but not heavy like pottery clay, as it had been in the last one I sampled. Its only slight shortcoming was that the crust was a tad too thick in places. But considering the amazing experience in terms of taste and texture, I’m more than happy to overlook this 😉
My rating: 4.8 out of 5.
The question is: Will I find an even better one?! The mission continues…
Missed the other reviews? Here they are:
And if you want to know how my cake obsession started, click here. [Warning – contains hideous photographs of 70’s and 80’s fashion].