EVERY destination has an iconic dish that travelers know is a must-try when visiting the area. New York has its pizza, Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks and Key West has its famous Key lime pie.

Named for the small Key limes that were once abundant in the Florida Keys, Key lime pie can be found at restaurants across the Keys, all of which claim to serve the very best you’ll find.

State historians believe that the invention of sweetened condensed milk in 1856 led to the very first Key lime pie concoctions. A cook named Aunt Sally based out of Key West is often said to have made the first Key lime pie sometime in the 1800s, using a recipe created by local spongers as her guide.

Want to be “Keyed” into the best Key lime pies in the Florida Keys? Visit one of these six places, and you’re guaranteed happiness with every bite.

via Best Places for Key Lime Pie in the Florida Keys – ABC News.

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