Once again my book club were my guinea pigs for this recipe. I actually gave the host this month the choice of this recipe or the crisp. She loves Key Lime pie, so she quickly picked this one. I was a little nervous because she was super excited for it because it's her favorite type of pie and I had never made this kind before.
Following Lisa's advice, I also used a bit more butter for the crust. I definitely think it was a wise move because it was definitely less crumbly. The filling was really easy to put together. I was able to find the bottle of key lime juice in my grocery store - thank goodness! I also decided after reading Lisa's post to slightly cut down on the amount of rum and up the amount of the key lime juice.
I cooked my pie for about 20 minutes. It probably should have cooked a couple minutes longer. While the center firmed up some, when it was served, I felt that it was still pretty runny.
This was a huge hit with the gals at book club. They all devoured their pieces. I bought canned whipping cream (hey, it was a long day and I was tired) to serve with the pie. I was the only one that thought it was just ok. I'm not really a key lime sort of gal and I think the fact that the filling was slightly runny was a bit of a turn off for me - I was expecting it to be firmer. I couldn't really taste the rum and it was definitely tart, so I am glad I made some minor adjustments. I would definitely make this pie again because it's easy and if I know that Key Lime is someone's favorite pie!