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Old 02-03-2019, 04:41 PM
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Are you upset because the restaurant served you green key lime pie, you know it's not supposed to have the taste and consistency of kool whip, well try this. I've tried lots of recipes and I found simple is best, it's heresy but you don't need fresh key limes. My sister turned me on to Nellie and Joes key lime juice, the recipe is on the bottle

14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup lime juice
Beat, whisk, stir the mixture until blended
9" Graham cracker pie crust
Pour mixture into pie shell
bake at 350 for 15 minutes
let cool for 10 minutes before refrigerating (it needs to be refrigerated for texture
4 ingredients, that's it
Simple and good key lime pie, it's easy

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I have eaten Key Lime Pie at dozens of restaurants up/down the Florida peninsula.

Far and away my favorite Key Lime pie is frozen Edwards Key Lime Pie from Publix. D'oooh. It's the best.
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I thought I was reading a infomercial from the sound of it but I'll give the recipe a go. Thanks
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
I have eaten Key Lime Pie at dozens of restaurants up/down the Florida peninsula.

Far and away my favorite Key Lime pie is frozen Edwards Key Lime Pie from Publix. D'oooh. It's the best.
My brother, sister in law and two of her relatives were down here. I put it to the test, 3 for homemade, one for Publix. Publix and Edwards are sweeter than this version
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Thanks Will give it a try
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We had a fifteen foot high KeyLime tree at my Dad's house in Tampa. You knew the limes were ripe when they turned yellow and fell from the tree...you would go looking for them every day; dont leave them on the ground overnight...

The recipe was very basic...and the pie always tasted the best with a baked graham cracker crust. And it was cream colored, not green. The pie was made with the lime juice, condensed milk and egg yolks...a very light and thin whipped topping was on it.
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
Are you upset because the restaurant served you green key lime pie, you know it's not supposed to have the taste and consistency of kool whip, well try this. I've tried lots of recipes and I found simple is best, it's heresy but you don't need fresh key limes. My sister turned me on to Nellie and Joes key lime juice, the recipe is on the bottle

14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup lime juice
Beat, whisk, stir the mixture until blended
9" Graham cracker pie crust
Pour mixture into pie shell
bake at 350 for 15 minutes
let cool for 10 minutes before refrigerating (it needs to be refrigerated for texture
4 ingredients, that's it
Simple and good key lime pie, it's easy
Made one earlier. It’s as good as any I’ve had, if not better. Thanks for the recipe.
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Any particular brand of lime juice?
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[QUOTE=triumphrick;12212238]We had a fifteen foot high KeyLime tree at my Dad's house in Tampa. You knew the limes were ripe when they turned yellow and fell from the tree...you would go looking for them every day; dont leave them on the ground overnight...

We had a tree like that also. One of the chores was to collect the limes and squeeze them and pour into ice cube trays to be used later.
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Any particular brand of lime juice?
Barry, I just grabbed three at the store and they were right at half a cup after squeezing.
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Originally Posted by BarryD View Post
Any particular brand of lime juice?
From the OP's first post.
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Originally Posted by peacemon View Post
From the OP's first post.
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Watched a Florida fishing / food show last night that focused on the Keys. One bit was how key lime pies came into existence. Seems fishermen would be using up last of supplies towards the end of a trip and always had canned sweetened condensed milk on hand for mixing with coffee. They squeezed in some key lime juice and stirred for a bit at room temperature and it thickened up quite nicely. They topped it with cracker crumbs and ate it out of the can.
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I'm an crazy Key Lime Pie fanatic....I have to have it every place I see it. I'm very picky about it...prefer a stronger lime/tangy taste over mild.

Publix..meh, I'll give it an "OK for a big grocery store franchise". But it's really the local mom 'n pop shop places that have a better chance of getting two "thumbs up" from me!

I've eaten it all over the place, and my wife and I have traveled Florida heavily...both coasts, and the keys in between. And for me, the best of the best of the best Key Lime PIe was from a little place in Sarasota called Floribbean Flos.
https://floribbean.com/

A little place in Captiva is sorta good too...Key Lime Bistro.

Up in Anna Maria Island, little French brakfast place does a decent on, Sign of the Mermaid.

But yeah, Floribbean Flos...good STRONG key lime pie that knocked my socks off far more than ANY other place I"ve had it.
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
I have eaten Key Lime Pie at dozens of restaurants up/down the Florida peninsula.

Far and away my favorite Key Lime pie is frozen Edwards Key Lime Pie from Publix. D'oooh. It's the best.
Big fan of Mrs Edwards and it'sprice. I will try the recipe though, thanks.
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I just tried the recipe and I gotta say it's fantastic. Well done.
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if you like a really hard baked graham cracker crust use a little warmed honey brushed on the crust while you bake it.
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I prefer to add in some whipped egg whites to lighten up the pie a little, and a little extra lime juice for some kick.

While stirring it all up together use a micro plane and grate off the zest of a lime and mix in there with it, as well as holding some to sprinkle on top before slicing. Game changer.
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Inspired by this thread, got the honey crust and zest goin
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I've always been a sucker for Edward's frozen key lime. I guess I will try it from scratch.
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