View Full Version : Any difference between key lime juice and lime juice?
04-06-2007, 10:38 PM
Okay, maybe this is a stupid question. Don't know. I ordered Maraw's calendar (lovely by the way) and at the beginning of each month I make the recipe featured. This month is the key lime pie and it calls for key lime juice. Well, all I could find at the store was organic lime juice. Will this work for her recipe??
04-06-2007, 10:47 PM
regular limes will "work", but key limes are definitely different.
04-08-2007, 01:03 PM
I just made that too a few days ago. The calander photo was so yummy looking and I made two small tarts. yum yum.
Key limes have a very unique flavor that is different from regular limes. They are hard to find organic ( and expensive too) I find they give the key kime pie it's special flavoring.
I was introduced to them , and sad key lime pie, when I first visited my grandma in miami Beach when I was 11. ~ Also mangoes and fresh coconuts.
They can be found at many Latino grocery stores too, but they are not organic.
04-11-2007, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the info. I didn't make the pie for Easter, but I still want to do that because it looks SO good.
I made one as my very first key lime pie using an ordinary lime. This was 2 years ago. It was gorgeous. Then I never bothered for two years and am looking forward to trying it again.
12-08-2007, 08:34 PM
Well, all I could find at the store was organic lime juice. Will this work for her recipe??
Any juice you find pre made is cooked to death. All juices must be home made on the raw food diet for it to be raw.
12-08-2007, 11:47 PM
The real difference is authentic key limes are grown only in Key West, Florida. They are a bit smaller and more tart. That is the difference.
Regular limes are a wee bit larger, and maybe not as tart, but unless you are a real lime expert, you won't tell too much of a difference.
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