My best key lime pie recipe from scratch produces a scrumptious creamy filling; not too tart - not too sweet.
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It takes approximately 20 key limes for 3/4 cup of lime juice.
HOMEMADE KEY LIME PIE FROM SCRATCH
PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter with your hands. Press the mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie pan, and bake until brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before filling.
Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
Cut the limes in half and use a garlic press to extract the juice; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime rind. Mix well and pour into graham cracker crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes, or until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. DO NOT BROWN. Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Garnish with lime slices and whipped cream if desired.