Key Lime Pie from Crumb Hither

If you missed the Saturday market, you missed these key lime tarts from Crumb Hither.

The origin of Key lime pie has been traced back to the late 19th century in the Key West, Florida area. 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. 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. Sponge fishermen on the 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. (read more from Wikipedia)

The first recipe for key lime pie was recorded in the 1930s and it is the state pie of Florida.    Here’s a list of other state’s official foods.    While California doesn’t have an official pie – following the Florida designation of  a state pie, we had a state mock pie contest.

What do you think should be the California State Pie…..or even the Sonoma County pie?