Glad I found this thread. I watched Barefoot Contessa today and she made a frozen key lime pie. Ok, so I thought I would try that until I read the warning at the end recipe about consuming raw eggs (this pie is not baked), so I've decided to go with Constance's recipe since I have all those ingredients on hand and the pie is baked!
Here's a simple, creamy and delicious recipe you might like. This will fill a 9 inch graham cracker crust. You can also double, or triple it and put it on a graham cracker crust in a rectangle pan and cut into squares.
Creamy Key Lime Pie
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
1/3 Cup lime juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime peel
2 drops green food coloring (optional)
heavy whipping cream, preferably not ultra-pasteurized
Whip about 1/2 cup of whipping cream, set aside.
Beat cream cheese and condensed milk. Add juice, peel and food coloring if desired, beating until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spread evenly into crust. Chill about 1 hour.
Whip more cream, adding a little powdered sugar. Pipe whipped cream around edges of pie, and garnish with slivers of lime peel.