Favorite Recipes in Florida
By Cindy Adams
Nothing beats living in Florida and knowing all the best Florida recipes. Every state has its own set of unique foods, many of which can be recreated at home. From Cuban sandwiches to Key Lime Pie, Florida has some fantastic recipes. We’ve collected some of the best traditional Florida recipes all for your culinary enjoyment.
Key Lime Pie
FLORIDA’S STATE PIE
Florida’s most famous export besides oranges may be Key Lime Pie. Named after the small, tart, aromatic limes commonly associated with the Florida Keys, the meringue-topped pie combines tangy lime juice with sweetened condensed milk and egg yolk, all poured into a graham cracker crust.
1 Ritz graham cracker pie crust
Brush with butter and bake 5 minutes or so
– Remove from oven and cool.
3 eggs – separate
1 – 14 oz can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup KEY LIME juice from fresh limes if possible
Beat egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk; add lime juice a little at a time until it is well incorporated, then pour into the cooled pie crust.
Cook about 15 minutes in a 400-degree oven.
While pie is cooking, beat egg-whites on high adding white sugar to taste – some like the meringue sweeter, others less sweet.
Remove pie from oven and top it with the meringue and return to oven until lightly browned – keep your eye on this part!
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