Key Lime Pie is like a small piece of green heaven. It should make your mouth water just looking at the green pudding-like filling. Once begun, you should be unable to stop and unwilling to share. That’s a good pie!
Seriously, I have never been able to make one myself. I can’t ever get the key lime filling correct. The filling should look like pudding but be thicker, not watery or runny. I prefer a graham cracker crust. Whipped cream is optional, but by no means necessary. I wish I could help you with a recipe, but the best key lime pies I have ever tasted were in the Florida Keys, not home made. Except for this one lady in Key Largo I knew who kept a pie in the fridge at all times. She made ASWOME pies but I never got a recipe from her.
If you find a good (tasty) recipe, please let us all know! I’d be happy to try again.
Oh yeah, key limes are not the same as regular limes. If you can’t find key limes, I wouldn’t recommend substituting. Key limes are a bit more tart than regular limes, so the pie should have a nice, sweet-tasting zing! to it.