Whats the best recipe for key lime pie?

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Key lime recipes

First you have to decide how tart you want the pie to be.

Anywhere from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup seems to work best for me.

Combine this with:,3 large egg yolksn1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)nzest of one lime,Thats about it for the filling.

This will give you enough for a standard 8 - 9 inch pie crust.

You have to make some adjustments to the quantity if you are using a spring form pan or a pan that is larger.

,Now for the crust.

Graham crackers is traditional.

I personally never understood people who add sugar to their graham cracker crust.

Theyre cookies and plenty sweet on their own.

I dont think they need extra sugar.

But then again, I dont like my desserts to be overly sweet.

,1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbsn6 or 7 tbsp melted butter (use real butter)ndash of cinnamon (optional),Bake at 350 degrees F until slightly jiggly in the middle.

It should shake like Jell-O.

The pie will set further once it has cooled.

,This is a pretty traditional version of Key Lime Pie.

DO NOT ADD GREEN FOOD COLORING!,On occasion Ill add 1 tsp of mint extract.

I think this is absolutely delicious though it strays from tradition.

,Once ready to eat, whip up some fresh heavy whipping cream and add a dollop to your slice.

With the pies sweetness you dont need to add sugar to the whipped cream, but adding a little doesnt hurt.

,Enjoy and have fun.

I hope this helps.