Qwerty79..In Key West, supposedly the home of Key Lime Pie, they are made with meringue. You can go on line and check out a few of the palces. One in particular on the only road down, jsut makes pies..that's all they do. And another, when you are actually in Key West,was featured on FoodTV and I believe it was called the Key Lime Company. What do the ones you get come topped with? The ones here usually have whipped cream, if you're lucky or a whipped topping.
Iman, are you saying where you are they use legitimate whipped cream? I think I said that that is what I like and am most familiar with. Good diners (The Buckhead Diner in GA) uses legitimate whipped cream on their banana cream pie. For me, I do not consider a cream pie with meringue a cream pie...That's just me. In the lousy diners, they will use some sort of a whipped topping.
Now, in some of these diners that are famous for their so-called cream pies (Murraysville, PA on Rt 22) and one in Maine (sorry I cannot remember the name) and in some of the Pennsylvania Dutch places they do use meringue.
So, the moral of this post is that if you use milk or cream in the filling, that's considered a cream pie? The topping is not an issue? OK..GOT IT. Thanks..Makes sense. So, I just have to ask what topping they use on their cream pies.