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Key Lime Pie - enough filling?

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mocro Jul 28, 2013 10:28 AM

I'm making a key lime pie with the Nellie & Joe's recipe and I feel like there's not much filling vs graham cracker crust, but I may have taken the crust too far up the sides of the pie plate. Should I do another recipe of filling and add before I bake? I feel like I did that once before and it was a mistake. Thanks!

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    mocro Jul 28, 2013 09:03 PM

    Just back from my event and my pie + whipped creme was a hit. I'm definitely going to do that two-layer pie though. Looks relish.

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      mocro Jul 28, 2013 03:19 PM

      Thank you everybody. I baked as is as i feel like I once doubled the recipe for the filling and it just didn't turn out quite right. More whipped creme please!

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        magiesmom Jul 28, 2013 04:11 PM

        I am going to try that two layer recipe as it sounds delicious.

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        autumm Jul 28, 2013 12:12 PM

        probably to leave room for the whipped cream. To keep if from looking scanty, you could pipe whipped just right along the crust line

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          Stardustgirl Jul 28, 2013 11:29 AM

          I made that exact pie recently and thought the same thing. I think wyogal is right about the extra space being for whipped cream.

          I enjoyed mine sans whipped cream - I love the lime flavor just as it is.

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            wyogal Jul 28, 2013 11:32 AM

            Same here, and we serve it with a dollop on the slice. I tend to use about another half recipe. which leaves about half a can of sweetened condensed milk sitting on the counter. darn. ha!

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            wyogal Jul 28, 2013 11:08 AM

            I believe it is to leave room for the whipped cream or meringue.

            1. chowser Jul 28, 2013 11:06 AM

              I'd bake as is and add another unbaked layer (the second layer in this two layer pie is a great addition):

              http://themerlinmenu.blogspot.com/200...

              Just doubling the filling would overwhelm the crust.

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                treb Jul 28, 2013 11:36 AM

                Might be too overwhelming to eat that much KL filling.

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