I've never liked storebought key lime pies, but it is my father-in-law's favorite so I made it for his Father's Day celebration. I used bottled Key Lime juice (Nellie & Joe's brand) and added a little bit of ordinary lime zest. Just a pinch. I found the crust ingredients to be insufficient to press into my 9" pie dish, so I added 1/4 cup more graham crackers and a little more butter and sugar to make it fit better. I totally overbaked the crust before I even got started, but the filling was delicious and the flavor was very good. It was not too sweet at all. For the whipping cream I used 2tbsp powdered sugar, but next time I'll use 3 to sweeten up the topping as a contrast to the tart limey filling. I think the people who say this tastes like condensed milk are probably not using good limes or lime juice, because it did not taste overly sweet at. We got the thumbs-up from my father-in-law.
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I've never liked storebought key lime pies, but it is my father-in-law's favorite so I made it...