Whoa guys - this was my first real pie ever. I do have some lighter pie options on the dessert page that I made many years ago. In fact I need to make those again and take my own pictures of them. But I bought prepared graham crust and they just didn't seem like "real" pies.
ANYWAY, I made this pie for a friend's birthday at school, and it was so amazing. I looked at a million key lime pie recipes, and went with this one I found on allrecipes.com. I decided on this one because 1) it looked super easy, 2) the reviews were really great, and 3) only a few simple steps.
1 9-inch graham crust (you can buy prepared, or make your own. I made mine and followed this recipe)
3 c sweetened condensed milk (2 cans)
1/2 c light sour cream
3/4 c key lime juice (I did not juice limes, just bought the juice!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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 (I ended up baking mine for about 11-12 min), 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.
Original recipe found here.