The Key lime pie has been traced back to the early 20th century in the Key West, Florida. Its exact origins are unknown, but the first formal mention of Key lime pie as a recipe may have been made by William Curry, a ship salvager and Key West's first millionaire; his cook, "Aunt Sally", made the pie for him.
Sally lived next door where the Key Lime Bakery now stands.
If such is the case, however, it is also possible and maybe even probable that Sally adapted the recipe already created by local sponge fishermen. Sponge fishermen spent many contiguous days on their boats, and stored their food on board, including nutritional basics such as canned milk (which would not spoil without refrigeration), limes and eggs. Fresh milk was not a common commodity in the Florida Keys before modern refrigerated distribution methods. Sponge fishermen at sea would presumably not have access to an oven, and, similarly, the original recipe for Key lime pie did not call for cooking the mixture of lime, milk, and eggs.
Join Chef Bill Wood for a real Taste of Key Lime Pie!
Go behind the scenes at the Key Lime Pie Bakery, the sweetest spot for key lime pie and learn to make our award-winning recipe of all-natural ingredients. In this class, each participant will make their own key lime pie of graham cracker crust, key lime filling, and whipped topping—tasting encouraged! Experience pie making in our live kitchen—under the tutelage of Chef Bill, Key Lime pie maker extraordinaire—where thousands of delicious key lime pies are made every week! After creating your pie masterpiece, you can pack it up for later or relax with us and savor right away.
Of course we will have a perfect pairing of wine while you work & a complimentary custom T-shirt to take home.
Limited to 20 people
Make your own Key Lime Pie
"Presented by Key Lime Pie Bakery" 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Key Lime Pie Bakery
412 Greene Street
$55.00 per person