World's Largest Key Lime Pie Made in Tallahassee for Florida Keys Day
The pie was made to celebrate Florida Keys Day in the capitol.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), second from right, scoops a piece of a giant Key lime pie Tuesday, March 25, 2014, to kick off a Florida Keys Day celebration at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Joining the governor, from left, are pie creators David Sloan, Marky Pierson and Paul Menta; and Keys state representative Holly Raschein (R). The giant version of the Florida Keys signature dessert was 97 inches in diameter, weighed 1,000 pounds and yielded more than 1,000 slices. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Updated at 6:55 AM EDT on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
What better way to celebrate Florida Keys Day than to whip up the world's largest Key lime pie?
The massive pie included the juice of almost 6,000 tiny Key limes, 200 pounds of graham crackers and 55 gallons of sweetened condensed milk. Before it was gobbled up, it weighed 1,000 pounds and had a diameter of 97 inches.
Fla. Gov. Rick Scott helped serve the pie during the celebration at the Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee.
"I love Key lime pie," Scott said in a press release. "I love the Keys, the people down there."
The pie was created by three Keys chefs: Paul Menta, Marky Pierson and David Sloan.
Keys government and business officials visit the state capitol on Florida Keys Day to remind legislators about their constituents in the island chain.
Published at 10:11 PM EDT on Mar 25, 2014