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Florida Keys Culinary Team Creates Huge Key Lime Pie in Atlanta (Video)

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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a Florida Keys-based culinary team, led by Chief Bobby Stoky, left, completes preparation of an 8-foot-in-diameter Key lime pie .(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Florida Keys chef and restaurateur Bobby Stoky lead a culinary team Saturday preparing a gargantuan Key Lime pie for guests in an upscale Atlanta, Georgia, shopping mall.

The pie was 8 feet in diameter — the size certified by the World Record Association as the globe’s largest — and yielded servings for about 2,000 people.

Ingredients in the giant pastry include the juice from 5,766 Key limes, 200 pounds of graham crackers and 55 gallons of sweetened condensed milk. The finished dessert weighed around 1,000 pounds.

“It’s a balance between sweet and tangy that makes this pie absolutely delicious,” Stoky said.

The pie was a facet of a continuing two-month-long advertising, public relations and sales campaign in the Metro Atlanta area funded by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council to create awareness of the Keys tourism product for the region’s residents.

“The Atlanta area is important to the Keys for spring and summer travel to our destination,” said Stacey Mitchell, the TDC’s director of marketing. “This year is even more important as the Keys lodging entities continue to reopen following Hurricane Irma.”

The TDC’s sales department participated in the event to provide Keys tourism collateral materials to consumers.

Key lime pie is the official pie of Florida, as designated by the state legislature in 2006. Most historic accounts indicate Key lime pie was first created in the kitchen of the Curry Mansion in Key West and referred to as Key West pie.

FloridaKeysNewsBureau release posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 25, 2018