Today, we are committed to recreating that very key lime pie I once made for my family and my friends, and making it with the freshest ingredients we can. We're not cutting corners, we're not looking at changing the basic five-ingredient recipe, and we're certainly not looking to minimize costs at the expense of the authenticity and integrity of the product. A number of years ago, while my daughter and I were vacationing in the Keys, I visited what was (and might still be) the most popular key lime pie shop in Key West. The proprietor of the bakery and I were chatting (shop-talk) about business, since we are all somewhat aware of one another. I was amazed when I mentioned the raising cost of butter (thinking he would concur), and he asked why are you buying butter?