Having a key lime tree could be the other reason for loving this pie. These trees produce hundreds of small key limes, which is necessary since it takes around 20-22 key limes to make one pie.
My neighbor also has a key lime tree that is older than mine and produces around 1100 key limes per year. Hope mine will produce that many in the years to come. He gives me some of his key limes as well. Nice neighbor!
I squeeze the limes and put 5 ounces(20 - 22 limes, enough for one pie) in small mason jars and put them in the freezer. You can make this with lemon juice if you want.
They sell key limes by the bag in the grocery store and it usually contains 20-22 limes.
You will need the following ingredients for this pie.
Graham cracker crust (I use store bought)
4 eggs - will use 3 egg yolks and one whole egg (do not add 4 whole eggs)
one can sweetened condensed milk
5 ounces key lime juice (you can use lime juice, but the flavor will be different)
I added one drop of green food coloring for St. Patrick's Day (usually I don't do this)
Add the eggs to a bowl and beat until creamy. Add the condensed milk and cream again and then add the key lime juice. Stir until blended. Pour into the graham cracker crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Let it cool and then place in the refrigerator to finish
cooling. At serving time, cut into slices and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!
I get so many compliments on this pie. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it.
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