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Aug 30, 2007 08:20 AM

Key Lime Pie

I had some excellent homemade key lime pie at Firefly's BBQ in Framingham 2 weeks ago. It was so good that many customers kept going back for seconds until the pie was gone. They had to bring out another key lime pie. Where can I find homemade key lime pie in the greater Boston area? Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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    1. It's amazing. This came up exactly one year ago. Must be something about the end of August. Is it key lime season now :)?

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      1. re: DavisSquare

        I saw bags of key limes at Stop&Shop in Somerville yesterday. The key limes came from Mexico. Don't they grow key limes in Florida?

        1. re: buffet king

          Lots of Floridians have key lime trees in their back yards, but I don't think key limes are grown commercially in Florida in large quantity. Most of the key limes we see around here likely come from Mexico, Central America, or even Texas and California.

          As for the original poster's question, I'm sorry, but I've never had a great key lime pie around here (besides the ones I made myself). Of course, getting into what makes a great key lime pie (pie crust vs. cookie-based crust, whipped cream vs. meringue top, etc.) can be almost akin to a religious debate...

      2. Centre Street Cafe in JP has an outstanding, homemade key lime pie.

        1. Trader Joe's has a really good frozen key lime pie, not to be confused with their key lime cheesecake.

          1. Petsi Pies makes a good key lime. It's exceptionally tart!

            Petsi Pies
            285 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

            Petsi Pies
            31 Putnam Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

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            1. re: marcreichman

              Had a slice from Petsi today. Tart and terrific. Probably the best I've ever had.