Can I still call them key lime pies if I didn’t use key limes?? I have a love hate relationship with key lime pie. I want to love it for its sweet and creamy beautiful texture but I want to hate it because there is nothing too it. I especially hate when people put the green food coloring in. Stop it!! That all changed when I started working in Florida and the pastry chef I worked for used honey meringue on the key lime. It blew my mind and I was starting to like key lime pie again.