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Giant pie serves 1,500 at Key West festival celebrating Florida's official state pie

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KEY WEST, Florida — A 9-foot key lime pie is the highlight of a Key West festival celebrating Florida's state pie.

The pie baked Friday during the Key Lime Festival measured 9 feet 2 inches in diameter. That's a foot bigger than the pie baked during last year's festival.

The pie serves 1,500 and includes the juice from 6,480 key limes, 60 gallons of sweetened condensed milk and 220 pounds of graham crackers.

PHOTO: In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, chefs Paul Menta, left, and Jim Brush, right, measure a giant Key lime pie, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The gargantuan pastry, measuring 9 feet, 2 inches in diameter, was the centerpiece of the Key Lime Festival that concludes Saturday. The pie's ingredients included juice from 6,480 Key limes, 60 gallons of sweetened condensed milk and 220 pounds of graham crackers. The gigantic version of the Florida Keys' signature dessert is being submitted to the World Record Academy as the world's largest Key lime pie. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Rob O'Neal)
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, chefs Paul Menta, left, and Jim Brush, right, measure a giant Key lime pie, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The gargantuan pastry, measuring 9 feet, 2 inches in diameter, was the centerpiece of the Key Lime Festival that concludes Saturday. The pie's ingredients included juice from 6,480 Key limes, 60 gallons of sweetened condensed milk and 220 pounds of graham crackers. The gigantic version of the Florida Keys' signature dessert is being submitted to the World Record Academy as the world's largest Key lime pie. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Rob O'Neal)

Key lime pie is believed to have originated in Key West in the late 1800s. The festival also included a pie-eating contest Friday and continues Saturday with the Miss Key Lime pageant.


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Key Lime Festival: http://keylimefestival.com

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