The first time I made this I accidentally put four WHOLE eggs in. I was really worried it wouldn't taste good but it still turned out delicious! Oh, and I also used regular lime juice instead of key limes. So then I was curious how much difference there really was in flavor and texture if I were to do it the correct way. So I made two pies at the same time- one with 4 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of key lime juice squeezed directly from about 20 little key limes (very time consuming-ha!) and the other pie I used two whole eggs (as suggested by other reviews when substituting for just yolks) and regular lime juice. the latter turned out just as good as my original (I think whether you use 2 eggs or 4 it's still good) and with a mild lime taste...and the actual key lime pie made just with yolks.....was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't think there could be that much of a difference but there really is! It was 100 % better than the other one in my opinion. Much more tart and bursting with flavor. I guess the regular lime pie would be better for someone who likes more mild flavoring. But there you go. That's the difference and it is a BIG one.
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The first time I made this I accidentally put four WHOLE eggs in. I was really worried it...