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Photo Courtesy of Trip Advisor

Photo Courtesy of Trip Advisor

Some people know that there is a place on the Brooklyn waterfront selling authentic key lime pies. On paper it sounds absurd, but the ambiance and taste of Steve’s Key Lime Pies truly transport you to the Florida keys.

Those people that do know that Steve is squeezing fresh key lime juice for his pies, probably also know about his swingles. What the heck is a swingle you might ask? It’s a mini-key lime pie on a stick, dipped in chocolate and frozen. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Steve didn’t invent the idea of a swingle, but he certainly perfected it.

White Chocolate Swingle at STEVE'S KEY LIME PIES

This week I discovered Steve has put an interesting twist on the classic swingle for Valentine’s Day. For a limited time he’s making the colors very romantic with the addition of a raspberry purée and a white chocolate coating. I was hesitant since I’m not generally a fan of white chocolate, but this time around I fell madly in love.

Inside the White Swingle

The first bite, and every single subsequent bite, allowed me to appreciate the sweet and tart flavors. A decadent white chocolate shell was not quite as sweet as it could have been (a good thing), foiled by an icy and tangy layer of red raspberry. And then the perfect key lime pie is revealed with its buttery graham cracker crust and the rich fresh citrus filling that conveys feelings of the tropics. 

And on a cold NYC Valentine’s Day, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than the tropics. Except maybe at Steve’s.

STEVE’S AUTHENTIC KEY LIME PIES
204 Van Dyke Street (Pier 41),
Red Hook, Brooklyn
(718) 858-5333
stevesauthentic.com
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

One Response to DISH OF THE WEEK: White Chocolate Swingle at STEVE’S AUTHENTIC KEY LIME PIES

  1. suzanne carr says:

    oh how id love some keylime pie right now. steve was at your shop last april got my pic with you . i was visting from prince edward island the oyster girl . your awesome !

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