We LOVE this recipe! Definitely pick up the recommended brand of Key Lime juice -- makes all the difference.
Yummy!!! Loved the texture of the pie. The only thing I would change is to add some lime zest to make the lime flavor stand out more.
Great taste, felt guilty for not squeezing a bag of key limes... for a few seconds. But to convince someone that I actually made the pie, next time I would need to make my own graham cracker crust. Recently I made a key lime pie authentically and made my own coconut crust, but it was no better than this! Okay, no more swearing at a stack of limes! Made for I Recommend tag game based on the recommendation by WiGal (who added it to her Best of 2013 cookbook!).
What a wonderful and easy pie to make. We thoroughly enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing. Made for Best of 2013 tag.
I realize I am woefully in the minority here, but my family was not impressed with this one. I could not decide whether to make a cheesecake or a key lime pie, and was excited that this seemed to be a good blend. It was a nice and creamy texture. As per another reviewer's suggestion, I whipped up the filling pretty good with the stand mixer so that it would take up more of the space in the (store bought) pie crust. Granted I used a different brand of key lime juice, but it was such a mild lime flavor it was hardly noticeable. If I ever make this again, I will use substantially more lime juice, but I will most likely be trying a different recipe first. Sorry.
OMGosh ... totally & completely DELICIOUS! I was assigned not to simply bring 'a' pie, but a KEY LIME PIE to a dinner party last evening. All a panic to find a recipe for something I'd never yet made, I came to FOOD.com where I've found successful recipe's in the past. This first listed Key Lime Pie recipe had such excellent reviews that I just had to try. <br/><br/>What great baking/cooking directions directions; also due to another readers' comment here I made some meringue to edge the pie [rather than whipped creme] and what a difference was made. There may have been other dishes on the table with left overs, but this pie was totally consumed - among we six diners. <br/><br/>This is a definite winner and I strongly encourage anyone looking for that perfect blend between a sweet & tart flavor to create THIS Key Lime Pie recipe!
I LOVE MAKING THIS KEY LIME PIE!!! Everyone who has eaten it loves it! It is SO easy. I have tried both fresh key limes and Nellie & Joe's Key lime juice and they taste the same but Nellie & Joe's is quicker and easier. I grate some lime zest into the mixure too. I have noticed that when I use a stand mixer as opposed to a hand mixer, the texture is fluffier (less flan-like) and there is more mixure. So if you are using a bigger pie crust, I would suggest the stand mixer or just put the extra in a little ramakin and bake with the pie-personal taste tester for the chef :)
WOW, truly a winner! I don't like key lime pie, but was having a dinner party (bar-b-Q) when it was 97 degrees outside and needed something COLD and refreshing. This was AMAZING and everyone said it was the best key lime pie (and best PIE) they had ever eaten. I used fresh limes (rolling them on the counter to release juices before squeezing, and then microwaving each "half" for a few seconds to get the most juice out that I could). I used the crust from Margarita-Key Lime Pie With Gingersnap Crust (a gingersnap/coconut crust); added 1/8 tsp lime zest to the "custard" as others suggested. Baking time for the "pie" in my oven was 12 minutes. What a terrific taste sensation! I will be making this again and again, particularly for those HOT summer days. It will make a Key Lime Pie lover out of anyone, even me! Thanks William for making my dinner a smashing success!
My husband made this pie the other night and it was great. We were out of sweetened condensed milk, so we used Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk, as a substitute and it worked! The pie was delicious! We also had to substitute regular lime juice for the nellie & joe famous key west lime juice.
I had opened a can of sweetened condensed milk that I just used a couple of tablespoons from and was looking for a recipe to use the rest of can. I didn't have any key lime juice, so I subbed fresh lemon juice and it turned out great! I'm thinking about making it again today :-). My DD who said "eh, its OK" ended up eating most of it! Thanks for a delicious and easy reicipe!