Key Lime Pie
Why This Recipe Works
We were able to come up with a great key lime pie recipe using only three filling ingredients: sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and fresh lime juice. Bottled reconstituted lime juice, we found, gave the pie an “off” flavor. Once we substituted the juice and zest from fresh limes, the pie became pungent and refreshing, cool and yet creamy, and very satisfying. We also discovered that while the pie filling will set without baking (most recipes call only for mixing and then chilling), it set much more nicely after being baked for only 15 minutes.