Key Lime Pie

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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 subs...

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.

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Diner PiesSeason 2, Ep. 222

Those cream-topped pies in the revolving case at the diner always look better than they taste. Chocolate cream pie can be thick and stodgy if too much starch is added, while Key lime pie can be loose ...