Florida Governor Rick Scott helped serve slices of the world's largest Key Lime pie Tuesday (3-25) in the Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee, during a Florida Keys Day celebration.
Key Lime pie is thought to have originated in Key West in the late 1800s. The dessert was designated Florida's official pie in 2006 by the state legislature.
The giant pie was made up of the juice of almost six thousand tiny yellow Key limes, 200 pounds of graham crackers and 55 gallons of sweetened condensed milk. It had a diameter of 97 inches, an estimated weight of one thousand pounds and could produce more than one thousand slices.
The pie was created by a trio of Florida Keys chefs including Paul Menta, Marky Pierson and David Sloan.
Florida Keys Day, which attracted Keys government and business officials to the state capitol, is designed to remind legislators about their constituents in the state's southernmost island.