That’s a big question after all,
Nope. . . “The Quakers” generally receive credit for inventing lemon custard in the late 1700s in England. The recipe travelled to North America in 1774 with a breakaway sect of the Quakers. Then is when Philadelphian Elizabeth Coane Goodfellow, a pastry chef, businesswoman, and first cooking school founder in the country, expanded on lemon custard and invented lemon meringue pie. Who would have thought 😉
So, nope, Floridians did not invent Lemon Pie after all but they invented. . .
Key Lime Pie! It is traced back to the early 20th century in the Key West, Florida. Yes. The traditional American dessert pie is made of Key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust. The pie crust was mainly graham crackers, just for the record. And this one was indeed created in The Keys, Florida, confirmed. Well, that’s a relief!
Cover photo was taken by Rowena Sierant