If there’s ever a dessert that will make you smile the second you look it, it’s the key lime pie at Fishing With Dynamite. The inspiration from the key lime actually comes from chef David LeFevre’s childhood, when his mother would make the dessert for the family. Years later, to commemorate his mother, he put a version of her key lime pie on the menu, but elevated it by balancing out the flavors and doing a handmade graham cracker crust.
In this video, Eater captures the process from making the pies from scratch, which ends with a glorious flamed meringue. Executive pastry chef Uyen Nguyen first molds the crust, then prepares the key lime custard, then whips up gorgeous meringue that adds a velvety richness to the dish without really weighing it down. The final act has to be done delicately, as you’ll see in the clip. Here now, the key lime pie from Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach.