The spooky feeling in the air around Halloween doesn’t end at ghosts at goblins. The history of Key Lime Pie has a mysterious legend of its own.
In the late 1800s, William Curry sailed to Florida from the Bahamas. He became Florida’s first self-made millionaire and had several luxuries, including sweetened condensed milk and a cook- Aunt Sally. Because Key West never had the acreage for livestock, dairy products were not readily available and would often spoil during transport. With the invention of canned condensed milk, dairy could be substituted and the entrepreneur quickly started bringing large cases to the island. Aunt Sally is said to have used this ingredient to create Key Lime Pie in the Curry Mansion.
After Curry’s sudden death, there were several signs that he never truly left the estate including the sound of heavy footsteps and furniture mysteriously overturning. To this day, no one knows exactly who Aunt Sally was and if William Curry will ever rest in peace.
Not only is Key West a tropical vacation destination, but it is also considered one of the most haunted cities in America. Several ghost tours take curious visitors to the spookiest sites in town… and William Curry’s mansion is one of the stops.
This creepy, crawling twist on our classic key lime pie recipe is both delicious and easy to make! Guaranteed to be the hit of your Halloween party… Thanks Aunt Sally!
- 5 Egg Yolks
- 22oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 5oz Key Lime Juice
- 9” Graham Cracker Pie Crust
- 1 Package of Gummy Worms
Preheat the oven to 300°. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs yolks until fully incorporated. Slowly whisk in sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice until completely combined. Pour mixture into prepared 9” pie crust. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Chill pie until under 40°. Add gummy worms as desired.
Eat, drink and be scary!