Key lime pie is kind of sacred in our house. We happen to be related to this famous author that used to drink a LOT and liked to jump around between women. (Sorry...I don't really know how else to describe him.) He also used to spend winters in Key West drinking and writing. We have been down there a few times and have taken pictures in front of 'Uncle Ernie's' house and tried to steal some of the remaining 6-toed cats at his house. (Since we're related and all I'm pretty sure they should just hand 'em over but apparently the island disagrees.)
Anyways, Key West of course is famous for key lime pie. So key lime pie is kind of like the symbolic family dessert. (If I had been in charge of the Hemingway coat of arms it would, of course, have Key Lime pie in the middle. Derr.)
Anyways, wanna know a secret?
I actually kind of hate key lime pie.
Key limes are bitter and WAY too tart and kinda gross. (Don't tell anyone though because not liking the family dessert would obviously kicked out of the family.)
One thing I do like- these Key Lime pie cupcakes. There's just enough tart filling to be yummy and powerful but it's surrounded by a sweet cake and a delicious graham cracker crust and topped with whipped cream. Everyone wins here. These are REALLY delicious.
PS- Totally off topic, but Key West has this great place called the Key Lime Pie Factory. They sell pieces of frozen key lime pie, dipped in chocolate, and served on a stick like a popsicle. *swoon*. Put it on your bucket list.