WoW..I can't even believe some of the heat this recipe is getting !
This pie did NOT "ruin my day" or have to get "tossed in the bin" ;D It's definitely a take on the Key Lime Pie, but that is how the description starts off. I would say its more like a light and airy, lime-mousse texture? Regardless, I will make this again but increase the lime juice to 1/2 instead of 1/3. Needed some more tang.
The only thing I changed :
1) the crust : I added 1/2 cup more grahms ( for extra thick ) and one extra Tbls of butter bc it seemed a little dry when I was forming it in the dish with the original measurements. Oh- I also added 1/2 tsp of kosher salt to the crust mixture.
o my god
Sweetened condensed milk has been in the Florida Keys since the Union Navy completed Fort Jefferson on the Dry Tortugas, as was the commercially packaged Graham Cracker. With or without an oven, the inhabitants of the Keys have been making Key Lime Pie by adding the fruit of the local grown Key Lime bushes that could withstand the rigors of limestone soil and irregular fresh water rains, long before anyone wrote down a recipe. Whipped eggs whites with or without egg yokes, preheated ovens, all arrived later to claim to be the "original recipe." Remember: KISS. (Keep It Simple, Stupid!)
despite all the negative comments, i made this key lime pie and my family loved it! they said it was the best they have ever had, and it was fairly simple to make. not too sweet, but not too tangy - just right! very glad with this recipe.
My 11 year old made this recipe and it turn out great! Good lime taste and consistency.
Wow. This is not key lime pie. You're probably thinking "All these comments can't be true..." but they are. This is not key lime pie. This is weird key lime souffle poofy meringue. Sure the taste is fine, but the texture is 100% wrong. I think the thousands of 5 star ratings are faked. Don't make it.
Another one lured here by the promise of 3k “5 star” reviews 🤨 Luckily for me I misread the recipe and only put in the three egg yolks plus one beaten egg white. I also probably doubled the amount of lime juice and added in about 1/3 cup of sour cream.
THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T BAKE IT!!!!!!! I didn't read the reviews until after I took it out of the oven and it looked like a bubbly custard mess - not authentic KLP at all!! :-( DO THIS: All you need are 1 can of condensed milk, 3 egg yolks (NO WHITES), 1/2 cup of lime juice and 2 tsps of zest. Mix all of that together and bake for 15 minutes in a graham cracker crust! let cool 1 hour-ish and then chill 1 hour-ish -- serve with your own homemade whipped cream or cool-whip!
This is one of the best Key Lime pies I have had. Our daughter made it for Easter and it turned out wonderful. You have to been careful to fold in the egg whites, if they are not stiff enough or you fold it the egg whites to much it will not turn out. If done correctly it really is delicious.
This recipe didn't get the custard part up to a safe temperature for the raw egg; I had to cook it for about 2.5 times the prescribed time. This is nothing like a standard key lime pie. The filling seems tasty, but it's more of a flavored meringue, I think? I am kicking myself for not reading all the reviews prior to making it, though. Basically, 2 hours of wasted time. :( Oh well. Hopefully this evening it will taste good enough for me to stop being annoyed.
This was awful! FIlling turned out like a lumpy, grainy key lime fluff that started imploding as soon as I took it out of the oven. Almost ruined my brother's birthday with this mess. Wish I had read the comments first. Not sure where the 3000 five-star comments came from, now has me questioning how legit any of the other recipes on this site are.
Mine went in the bin. WORSE.LIME.PIE.EVER!
I really liked it really fluffy and light not heavey... like a cheese cake. Very easy. It is an old recipe from the 40s so it is different ...them what the majority ...like now. I love the simplicity of this pie.
Oh man...I just put this in the oven for my father-in-law’s birthday tomorrow, now I am nervous! Thankfully, I did add more lime juice because I tasted it and it didn’t seem very flavorful. So hopefully it will be OK. Yeah, why does it say it has over 3k 5-star reviews?!
This recipe was mediocre. When I mixed the egg whites into the rest of the custard, it was instantly curdled and lumpy. I wonder if I beat the whites too long? Maybe "firm peaks" is a mistake. Although, the pie itself was super airy... if you're expecting a dense, creamy pie, this is the wrong recipe for you. I wanted to try something lighter to see if it appealed to my husband, who doesn't really like key lime pie because of the texture. The flavor of this was good, although so rich I didn't feel like finishing my piece. Overall... mediocre. I probably won't make this one again.
Confirming that it comes out as a "fluff Pie Mess". Very embarrassing!
Where are the 3396 reviews? I couldn't find them....found 4 ....well this has got to be the worst pie I have ever made...totally ruined my day. This is NOT EVEN CLOSE to a key lime pie....Please don't waste your time.....it's awful. It should be called FLUFF PIE MESS...........ugh