I got limes from Costco…. which means I literally still have 20 limes in my refrigerator. What to do with them other than bake?
Alas, my first attempt at a (key) lime pie was unsuccessful, because of a couple of reasons. I followed All Recipe’s highly rated recipe, but divided by 3. Used 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs + 2 Tbsp butter for a homemade crust. Zest and juice from 3 limes. Amount was perfect for one 6″ pie pan, which fits in my toaster oven. But…
- Mixing order was wrong, so sour cream was clumpy and didn’t mix in well. Visually not pretty.
- I didn’t have the full amount of condensed milk, so I decided to sub part of it for brown sugar. Which visually made it into a brownish poop pie instead of a nice tinted lime pie. Also the condensed milk gives this pie its texture, I think, so… yeah.
- I didn’t want to get my hands dirty so I didn’t press the graham cracker well, which led to a soggy crust.
No picture. Too ugly! Just trust me.
Taste-wise, the pie turned out ok. Next time I’ll make sure I have enough condensed milk before starting the recipe..